Removing a .pkg in OS X

pcw

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Original poster
Jun 7, 2006
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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:

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./._libiidplg.dylib.4.1.12
./.DS_Store
./classes.nib
./CpMac
./iid.4.1.12
./iid.conf
./iid.ico
./iidxcard.bmp
./iidxpos.bmp
./iidxsith.bmp
./iidxtel.bmp
./info.nib
./libiid.dylib.4.1.12
./libiidgui.dylib.4.1.12
./libiidp11.dylib.4.1.12
./libiidplg.dylib.4.1.12
./npiidplg.xpt
./objects.nib
./Post
./Post/.DS_Store
./Post/postflight
./version
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:

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./Applications
./Applications/Utilities
./Applications/Utilities/Boot Camp Assistant.app
./Applications/Utilities/Boot Camp Assistant.app/Contents
./Applications/Utilities/Boot Camp Assistant.app/Contents/Info.plist
./Applications/Utilities/Boot Camp Assistant.app/Contents/MacOS
Anyone with some bright ideas? :)
 

Veldek

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Mar 29, 2003
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gman71882 said:
I may be mistaken but i thought anything with a "." infront of it meant it was in the trash.
I think that's wrong. Files that begin with a "." are hidden, but not (necessarily) in the trash.
 

benwiggy

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Jun 15, 2012
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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.