OT: what are the components of a standard Mac install?
bobs at twft.com
Tue Feb 3 11:06:32 CST 2009
Most Mac "deinstallers" I have seen are actually just shell scripts
that delete everything from where the installer put them. If you know
how to write shell scripts then it shouldn't be all that hard to write
a "deinstaller". The real trick is getting it to run as an admin. Not
sure how to do that. I would also pay attention to removing things
like preference files that you create in the process of running the
app that may have become corrupted (hence the need to deinstall).
I guess the real question is, how much of the users preferences do you
want to retain if any? If a "factory reset" condition is what you are
after, then just delete everything, otherwise you have to think about
what to retain.
Calvary Chapel CM
On Feb 3, 2009, at 4:59 AM, Tiemo Hollmann TB wrote:
> coming from the windows world, I am not really aware, what a
> setup on a Mac has to do. I know, there are tools like PackageMaker,
> but I
> would like to know, what a Mac User usually expects, when he inserts
> a CD -
> and what of that PackerMacker would provide and what not. What does a
> installer like PackageMaker do anything else, than just copying the
> whole CD
> on HD? How does a Mac User deinstalls his progs, I havn't seen yet a
> deinstall of any prog?
> Perhaps someone could point me to a link to the necessaries of a Mac
> Thanks for any hint
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