Opened 15 years ago

#177 closed defect (Fixed)

possible problem uninstalling from instructions

Reported by: nn Owned by: phobos
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Most people trying to uninstall Tor/Privoxy from Macs will seemingly not be able to find and delete some of the items mentioned at the bottom of

The items:


do not seem to be easily located. They appear to not be actual files, but maybe are entries somewhere?

It may be possible to install the newest version of Tor without uninstalling older version(s) but I am not sure if that is possible or a good idea.

Also, it may be a good idea to have instructions somewhere that tells how to check to see what version of Tor is currently running on a machine.

[Automatically added by flyspray2trac: Operating System: OSX 10.4 Tiger]

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comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by phobos

The OSX installer puts things in /Library/Tor, /Library/Privoxy, /Library/StartupItems/Tor and /Library/StartupItems/Privoxy.

If you compile from source using "make dist-osx" it will do the same things.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by phobos

Is this still an issue?

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by nn

I was originally concerned that some people using Mac OS X would not be using the newest bundle because they would not know if they already had the newest one installed or not.

I was also concerned that people might have multiple versions installed at one time or maybe even running at one time and that might cause problems.

Some people may be reluctant to install the new version if they are not sure if the old version has been completely removed from their machines first.

On the Mac OS 10.3.9 that I am on now, there is a "Library" directory, but no "usr" or "var" directory that I can find.

I have looked at the latest uninstallation information and it looks good to me.

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by phobos

flyspray2trac: bug closed.

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