Removing WinAce

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  1. jessep28 macrumors 6502

    jessep28

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    Hello:

    I was trying to unpack an .ace file today and first tried the utility UnAce. I found it was difficult to use (required terminal commands) so I decided to go wtih another program and now want to remove winace.

    Only problem is that I have no idea where the heck the package downloaded the file(s) to on my HD. I of course searched for UnAce via spotlight and it only found the disk image.

    The readme mentions the /usr/local/bin directory, so I wonder if it put the files there. But I am a relative mac newbie, so I have no idea how to access that directory to find out.

    Thanks for all the help.
     
  2. jessep28 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    The application was installed into a hidden UNIX folder. You can go there to remove it using Terminal or Finder. (Finder > Go > Go To Folder)

    Not much point other then freeing up space if you're not going to use the command line version.
     
  4. jessep28 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Fantastic, I got that stupid program off my computer.

    I could normally care less about 136kb files. But I also hate having little rogue programs littered on my computer.

    Thanks again.
     
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  6. qubodup, Nov 4, 2015
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    qubodup macrumors newbie

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    unace25.pkg is a tiny nightmare for people who like their drives clean.

    Code:
    $ pkgutil --files unace25
    unace
    
    $ pkgutil --pkg-info unace25
    package-id: unace25
    version: 2.5
    volume: /
    location: (null)
    install-time: 1446697578
    What do you mean "location: (null)"???

    So we take a look with suspicious package:
    [​IMG]

    This one file "unace" in /usr/local/bin can be easily deleted with sudo rm using a Terminal:
    Code:
    cd /usr/local/bin
    sudo rm unace
    But it looks like you can't make your mac forget...
    Code:
    $ sudo pkgutil --forget unace25
    Password:
    Unknown error Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4 "“unace25.bom” couldn’t be removed." UserInfo=0x7ff071569ed0 {NSFilePath=/var/db/receipts/unace25.bom, NSUserStringVariant=(
        Remove
    ), NSUnderlyingError=0x7ff0715622a0 "The operation couldn’t be completed. No such file or directory"}.
    Forgot package 'unace25' on '/'.
    But luckily ( http://superuser.com/questions/398543/how-do-i-forget-an-unforgettable-osx-package ) you can do it on file-level:
    Code:
    cd /Library/Receipts
    sudo rm -r unace25.pkg
    phew!
     

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