Originally Posted by alan99
I don't understand why you would put that in your ~/.bash_profile file. When you start a bash shell, do you want it to just create another shell recursively? That is what that will do. Just put the environment values you want in your .bash_profile file and then export them with the export command. That is the normal way to do it.
I'm following directions from the Linux from scratch documentation. I could probably do it a different way but for the first build I don't want to have any problems later on.
how would I write it then export?
Using US keyboard:
` under the ESC without shift
' where there is " but without shift
This is a real pain because I'm using a Japanese keyboard and set it up as a Japanese keyboard.