Uninstall developer tools/xcode

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Sogo, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Well I would like to get rid of the developer tools that i have installed on my powerbook. The reason being, when i make a new project it gives me this error.

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    Rather than try to fix it, I have decided to just uninstall it and then reinstall it. or if you can fix this, all the better. But i would much rather get rid of all the dev tools for now.
     
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    Soulstorm

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    #2
    From the xCode's readme file (you should have read that first)
     
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    QCassidy352

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    hi,
    I'm looking to get the developer tools off my hard drive, and found this thread. I tried typing
    $ sudo perl /Developer/Tools/uninstall-devtools.pl
    in the terminal, but here's what I get:
    -bash: fg: %: no such job

    Any help would be much appreciated!
     
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    caveman_uk

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    #4
    Don't type the $
     
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    superbovine

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    #5
    *snicker*
     
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    QCassidy352

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    #6
    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    thanks! I don't know anything about command line prompts... :eek:

    anyone know why the "Developer" folder isn't gone from my hard drive? It still has applications/utilities/PackageMaker

    The rest is gone
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    This is possibly because the script you were running to delete everything was located in the /Developer folder. While the script was running it needed to continue to exist.

    You can safely delete the Developer folder. I've uninstalled Developer Tools using the uninstall script and then deleting the remaining /Developer folder a few times without any problems.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    #8
    Can't uninstall Developer Tools

    I copied this in the termoinal

    sudo perl /Developer/Tools/uninstall-devtools.pl

    and got this

    Can't open perl script "/Developer/Tools/uninstall-devtools.pl": No such file or directory


    jbechdel@comcast.net
     
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    jzuena

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    Are you sure you had the developer tools installed to begin with (they are not installed by default). If so, did you install them in a directory other than /Developer? You need to change the command to point to the correct directory that the uninstall-devtools.pl perl script is in.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    Still can't delete Developer Tools

    I have the folder 'Developer" at root level on my hard drive and I changed the code from
    sudo perl /Volumes/Xcode\ Tools/Utilities/uninstall-devtools.pl

    to
    sudo perl /Volumes/Xcode\ Tools/MAIN HD/uninstall-devtools.pl
    and it still won't see it to delete it.
    jbechdel@comcast.net
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    #11
    Would it not be -

    sudo perl /Volumes/Xcode/Tools/Utilities/uninstall-devtools.pl

    Stephen
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    #12
    still can't uninstall

    Yes I jst seen the reversed \
    I corrected it and still get this message
    Can't open perl script "/Volumes/Xcode/Tools/Utilities/uninstall-devtools.pl": No such file or directory
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    #13
    I think you need a backward slash whenever there is a space character, e.g. in "Main HD", you should put in a backward slash. As for the other one between "Xcode" and "Tools", it depends if you have a space or you really have another directory.
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    #14
    This still didn't do it

    sudo perl /Developer/Tools/uninstall-devtools.pl

    /Developer/Tools/uninstall-devtools.pl
    sudo perl /Volumes/Xcode/Tools/MAIN/HD/uninstall-devtools.pl
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    #15
    There seems to be a different way of doing things i version 3.1.3
    From the readme

    the <xcode> part for me had to be replaced by /Developer
     

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