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Tue Jan 2 08:33:36 EST 2018
Yes, that would be a bad strategy. I think anyway I wouldn’t be looking for stacks but for complied applications - the kind of stuff you get in the Applications folder on a Mac. If there were stacks, then for a runnable app they would be in very specific places (application support type folders). No, it’s the rogue executable I’m looking for…
Thanks for the reply
> On 2 Jan 2018, at 13:45, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> I suppose you would have to search the end-user's machine for all instances of "myStack.livecode", and that seems
> a risky business as the end-user might have other LiveCode stacks on their machine that are needed to do something else.
> On 2/1/2018 1:00 pm, Graham Samuel via use-livecode wrote:
>> I’m developing a very simple uninstaller for a Mac app. I have an installer, thanks to DropDMG.
>> The uninstallation process isn’t difficult - it’s just a matter of deleting all the involved files (some are slightly tricky to find, like dock aliases, but I guess there’s a way around that). But there’s one issue that I’m unsure about: what to do if the user has not obeyed the installer's instructions to place the app in the Applications folder, or has maybe got a beta copy that wasn’t installed using the installer, or has made a ‘spare’ copy somewhere on their hard disk which I don’t know about. I can’t see any way to detect these ‘rogue’ copies - can anyone else think of one? I know there are some big hitters in this area like CleanMyMac that claim to be able to find everything to do with an installed app, but I am not that ambitious - I just don’t want to miss anything obvious.
>> Any help would be appreciated.
>> PS When I crack this, I’ll have to do the same thing for a PC version of the app. But first things first.
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