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

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

  1. renshao macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2009
    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

    Jan 31, 2005
    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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