Removing Developer Tools

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rhpenguin, Jul 6, 2003.

  1. rhpenguin macrumors 6502a

    rhpenguin

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    I installed the developer tools that came with Jaguar so i could do a few changes to some stuff and now i wanna remove them because i dont have much space on my iBook. Since im a n00b i dont know how to remove them because theyre owne by root... So my question is how do i remove Developer Tools!!
     
  2. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    you can log in as a root user and remove what you like but i'd look into what you want to get rid of exactly before because in root you can do whatever you want, and that includes trashing vital system-level files that could cause major probs afterward. see what pref files and other hidden stuff it distributes throughout the system beforehand. might save you a headache. i imagine it's a pretty deep install and there is more to it than what's in your Applications folder, i could be wrong though. oh yeah, to log in as root open NetInfo Manager in Utilities and create a root username and password and enable root log ins. good luck and be careful.:)
     
  3. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a

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    it's very easy to un-install the dev tools. there is a script that does it for you at /Developer/Tools/uninstall-devtools.pl

    all you have to do is open up a terminal window and type

    cd /Developer/Tools (changes to the correct directory)
    and then ./uninstall-devtools.pl

    this will take care of it for you.
     
  4. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    thats a great tip fattty...I've also been looking to do this thx
     
  5. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    VERY good to know! thanks alot. much less dangerous than my method.:)
     
  6. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    Be sure to use the command 'sudo' before ./uninstall-devtools.pl and enter your Administrator password.
     
  7. rhpenguin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    rhpenguin

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    Thank you ever so much! My iBook tanks you too :)
     

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