how to create usr/local/bin

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ryrhodes, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. ryrhodes macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2009
    Just got my first mac and don't know how the hell to use it. I'm trying to build GTK-OSX but I haven't got a clue what I'm doing.

    On another note, do you find MacPorts useful?

    I really just don't know where to start with all this. I'm getting the idea that OS X 10.6 makes it very hard to use anything of the third party.

  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    /usr/local/bin should already exist on your computer. Of course, you will need to sudo up if you want to put anything there.

    As for GTK-OSX, this wasn't any help?
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    Kind of sounds like you're trying to use your Mac like Linux. Most of the apps you'll use get installed in the Applications folder through drag 'n' drop. You generally won't need to mess with the root folders and MacPorts type applications unless you're doing development.

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