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Uninstalling fpc in MacOS X
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Christian U.
2007-08-22 21:36:25 UTC
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Is there an easy way to uninstall fpc in MacOS X ?
I have installes an snapshot package from lazarus page with fpc 2.1.5.

regards
Christian
Jonas Maebe
2007-08-22 22:14:44 UTC
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Post by Christian U.
Is there an easy way to uninstall fpc in MacOS X ?
Not really. An uninstall facility is a glaring omission in Apple's
Mac OS X installer infrastructure (even though you can mark installer
packages as "uninstallable" when creating them, there is no uninstall
command to be found anywhere).
Post by Christian U.
I have installes an snapshot package from lazarus page with fpc 2.1.5.
Type cmd-shift-G in the Finder, enter /usr/local/lib in the dialog
box, and delete the "fpc" folder from the directory you end up in
(you will have to authenticate as administrator to be able to do
that). That will remove the bulk of the files. If you want, you can
also delete these files (note that /usr/local/bin can also contain
other files, so it's generally not safe to just delete that entire
directory):

/usr/local/bin/bin2obj
/usr/local/bin/data2inc
/usr/local/bin/delp
/usr/local/bin/fd2pascal
/usr/local/bin/fpc
/usr/local/bin/fpcmake
/usr/local/bin/fpcmkcfg
/usr/local/bin/fpcsubst
/usr/local/bin/fpdoc
/usr/local/bin/fppkg
/usr/local/bin/fprcp
/usr/local/bin/h2pas
/usr/local/bin/h2paspp
/usr/local/bin/makeskel
/usr/local/bin/mkxmlrpc
/usr/local/bin/plex
/usr/local/bin/postw32
/usr/local/bin/ppcppc
/usr/local/bin/ppdep
/usr/local/bin/ppudump
/usr/local/bin/ppufiles
/usr/local/bin/ppumove
/usr/local/bin/ptop
/usr/local/bin/pyacc
/usr/local/bin/rmcvsdir
/usr/local/bin/rstconv
/usr/local/bin/unitdiff

Next, you can navigate to /Library/Receipts in the Finder and delete
the fpc-2.1.5*.pkg file (replace * with the date of the snapshot your
downloaded).


It's also possible to automate entire process, but BE WARNED: I did
*NOT* test the following, and an error in a command like that can
result in many more files being deleted than just those you want to
be gone. Proceed at your own risk.

Executing the following in a Terminal window should do the trick
(type the commands followed by "return"):

1) cd /

2) (make sure the entire following command is on one line; you will
also be asked for your administrator password):
sudo lsbom -pF /Library/Receipts/fpc-2.1.5*.pkg/Contents/Archive.bom
| xargs rm -f

Next, you can navigate to /Library/Receipts in the Finder and delete
the fpc-2.1.5*.pkg file (replace * with the date of the snapshot your
downloaded) -- same as in the first set of instructions.

This second set of commands will leave behind a few empty
directories, but all FPC-related files will be removed.


Jonas

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