can I delete the built in 'svn' and 'mvn' command?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by renshao, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. renshao macrumors newbie

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    Aug 26, 2009
    #1
    hello guys,
    I've just received my first MacBook Pro, so I'm kind of a new mac user. The snow leopard has Subversion(1.6.2) and Apache Maven(2.0.9) already built in. However I want to use the latest version.

    I noticed 'svn' and 'mvn' command are located in /usr/bin directory. Can I simply delete them and install my own latest version?
     
  2. Bakerman macrumors member

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    Sweden
    #2
    Why not install in /usr/local instead, and add the new Subversion bin directory to the path? That way you get to keep Mac OS intact in case the shipped Subversion is touched by a future software update.
     

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