Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#124 closed enhancement (Fixed)

Need uninstall directions

Reported by: kmm Owned by: nickm
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Cc: kmm, besommer, xSmurf Actual Points:
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There should be better instructions for uninstalling tor. The TorFAQ has a really sorry excuse for directions. The OS X installer offers no uninstall option.

Sure, I can delete /usr/bin/tor, but what else was installed and where?

2.2. How do I uninstall tor?

This depends entirely on how you installed it. If you installed a package, then hopefully your package has a way to uninstall itself.

If you installed by source, I'm afraid there is no easy uninstall method. But on the bright side, by default it only installs into /usr/local/ and it should be pretty easy to notice things there.

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comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by besommer

As mentioned in the original bug report, the OS X installer offers no uninstall option, therefore the comment "hopefully your package has a way to uninstall itself" serves no purpose to address the bug. I would consider the lack of an uninstall option in the OS X installer package a bug. To address the problem in the meantime, directions for complete uninstallation would be appreciated - including the location of the tor startup script.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by xSmurf

The way pkgs work there is a receip of the installationg saved in the Library for later use.
I keeps all the info (files, privs, etc) about what was installed and were. Sadly there's no built in way to use this information.
May I suggest you have a look at DesInstaller (
An app that should be bundled with OS X, but apparently Apple doesn't think the average user will want to uninstall pkgs...
Hope this helps!

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by nickm

flyspray2trac: bug closed.
Added simple uninstall directions in 0.1.0; 0.1.1 will have a real uninstaller.

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