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by Frank Lin in Quick Tips
2018-01-27 Less than 1 minute to read 1 views 0 comments

I’ve always use the Homebrew to install the dependencies needed. For recent studies, I need Anaconda for learning python developments. So the first step is trying to install it with homebrew, but get this information:

Cask anaconda installs files under /usr/local. The presence of such files can cause warnings when running "brew doctor", which is considered to be a bug in Homebrew-Cask.

To fix this bug, you need to add the /usr/local/anaconda3/bin directory to the PATH environment variable. Simply put this in terminal:

echo export PATH="/usr/local/bin:$PATH" >> ~/.bash_profile

However, I don’t even maintain a .bash_profile on my computer. So I wonder there is another better solution for me. Eventually, there it is!

Just open your /etc/paths file with your favourite editor using sudo permissions, and add /usr/local/anaconda3/bin to it:

sudo nano /etc/paths/



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