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Old 12-16-2010, 10:23 AM   #1
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Rooting NookColor - how to apply environmental profile

I'm rooting the nookcolor and I'm stuck on a step. I'm a newbie and have little experience in using terminal. I was able to access the bash profile and append " export PATH=${PATH}:<your_sdk_dir>/platform-tools" at the end and then I saved it which seems to have worked because now when I type in "sudo nano ~/.bash_profile", I get this

PATH="/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/bin:${PATH}"
export PATH
export PATH=${PATH}:/Users/xxxxx/Downloads/android-sdk-mac_86/platform-tools

But the next instruction is to
Apply the environment variable.

source ~/.bash_profile

I don't know how to do this. Any help?
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:08 AM   #2
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i think they mean just type it in your terminal session exactly as is. Does it not work?

you can also try typing: . ~/.bash_profile
there's a space between the first dot and the ~
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Well, I've made a horrible mistake. I added the environmental variable to the end of the bash profile file and now terminal won't accept any commands. I can't pull up the command line prompt.

Now I'm googling like mad to find the bash profile on my leopard install so I can delete it and try again. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:34 AM   #4
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I actually never made the operating system environment add, I don't really see why it's needed. Maybe a more knowledgable bloke can pipe in and let us know ...
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:39 AM   #5
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So sorry that you experienced this. It's very unfortunate.

I used Terminal, but didn't do the environment stuff.
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:34 PM   #6
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Well, I've made a horrible mistake. I added the environmental variable to the end of the bash profile file and now terminal won't accept any commands. I can't pull up the command line prompt.

Now I'm googling like mad to find the bash profile on my leopard install so I can delete it and try again. Any suggestions?
What do you mean when you say you added the environmental variable at the end? It doesn't matter if it's in the beginning or end.

You didn't add "source ~/.bash_profile" to the PATH variable, did you? This is just to be typed in the terminal as a command.

are you logged in as root or some other user? if as another user, you can log in as root and edit the user's .bash_profile ( you may have to change some permissions to get access).
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:43 PM   #7
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You didn't add "source ~/.bash_profile" to the PATH variable, did you? This is just to be typed in the terminal as a command.

Yes, yes I did. I can login as root. How do I edit the user bash profile from there?
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Problem solved. Using CMD Find in Finder and then viewing the invisible items, I found the .bash_profile and deleted the source ~/.bash_profile using BBEdit and my command prompt is now back. It only took 3 hours!
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:00 PM   #9
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cd to where the .bash_profile is located.
If you can't do that because of permissions, you'll need to change it using chmod.
For example: if the user's path is /home/zeroh
you would type: ls -lad /home/zeroh
this will give you the current permissions for the directory. Note it down on paper.

Then you can change the perm by typing: chmod 777 /home/zeroh

Next, type: cd /home/zeroh

THen change the perm for the bash_profile: chmod 777 .bash_profile

then you can edit it and save it.

log in as the user and check if it fixed the issue.

after that you can change the permissions back again.


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Thank you for your assistance though. It could help someone as stupid as me.
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You're not stupid, just inexperienced in that particular thing.
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everybody's gotta start somewhere.. i remember when i first started using unix, i "rm *" in the wrong directory and deleted a bunch of important application files.. good thing they had backups!
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everybody's gotta start somewhere.. i remember when i first started using unix, i "rm *" in the wrong directory and deleted a bunch of important application files.. good thing they had backups!
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