Removing a .pkg in OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pcw, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. pcw macrumors member

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    I installed a file in .pkg format. Now I want to get rid of it but unfortunately it didn't come with an uninstaller. So I open up the .pkg file in /Library/Receipts and then choose File/Show files and this is what it shows:

    I really don't get that much info out of it. I.e what files are safe to remove? That CpMac file seems to be a file that is in /Developer/Tools and seems pretty important. Also where are the files located?

    I.e when I checked the receipt for the boot camp assistant at least I get a folder path where it's installed:

    Anyone with some bright ideas? :)
     
  2. darrengreer macrumors regular

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  3. gman71882 macrumors 6502

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    I may be mistaken but i thought anything with a "." infront of it meant it was in the trash.
     
  4. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    I think that's wrong. Files that begin with a "." are hidden, but not (necessarily) in the trash.
     
  5. Bear macrumors G3

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    "./" at the start of a filename means it's relative to the current folder.

    To be clear when they are like ".FILENAME" they are hidden.
     
  6. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    Holy thread necromancy, Batman! However:

    Use the application Pacifist by Charlesoft to open the original package. It will show you more clearly where the files are installed and allow you to uninstall them.
     

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