X.2.4 sw Folder: What is This?

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    pimentoLoaf

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    #1
    I just noticed a new folder at the root level:

    sw

    Inside was:

    lib

    Inside this:

    libcrypto.0.9.6.dylib
    libcurl.2.0.2.dylib
    libcurl.2.dylib
    libdl.0.dylib
    libssl.0.9.6.dylib


    Any idea what this is for?
     
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    Did you install Virex? Virex added a bunch of ugly stuff in my system, an 'sw' folder being one of them. I used the install log and Path Finder to get rid of all of it.
     
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    shadowfax

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    #3
    that's also the folder that fink installs into, but they just posted a thing on how virex screws fink up by installing stuff into its folder, so this is probably virex. you would know if you had fink.
     
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    pimentoLoaf

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    Date of creation was around noontime 14 Feb, so it can't be Virex, as I updated that program by downloading the new version earlier in the month.

    I did download X.2.4 in the early (nighttime) morning of 14 Feb, so that's what it has to be -- though I still don't know what it is.

    BTW, what's fink?
     
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    RBMaraman

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    Shakespeare,

    Now that you got rid of the sw folder, does your Virex still work? I did the same thing you did, and I found that Virex stopped working. So, I reinstalled and just left the sw folder.
     
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    Oh, no, no, no, I was so angered by the presence of the 'sw' folder that I got rid of Virex altogether.

    I do not appreciate ugliness! They could have accomplished everything they wanted to by a simple application and a Library/Application Support/Virex folder. But noooo. I was not happy. ;)
     
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    shadowfax

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    #7
    http://fink.sourceforge.net
     

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