Removing something from Optional Installs

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bacchuswng, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. bacchuswng macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I installed OS X 10.5 Leopard originally using a 10.5 DVD. However, I ended up losing the DVD and so I bought a new one which turned out to be a 10.5.1 DVD.

    The problem is that under Optional Installs, you can normally "Upgrade" (i.e. reinstall) any drivers or applications that you installed previously. I want to do this, but because I am using the 10.5.1 DVD with an installation that was done originally with a 10.5 DVD, *all* of these boxes are grayed out, thus not allowing me to reinstall anything that was previously installed.

    I was wondering if anyone knew what file needed to be removed to tell OS X that, say, the Epson printer drivers are not installed. I removed the receipts file (/Library/Receipts/boms/com.apple.pkg.EpsonPrinterDrivers.bom) but that didn't seem to work. I know that the Gutenprint uninstaller has some way of doing this, but I'm not sure how they do it.

    Thanks much in advance.
     
  2. bacchuswng thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nov 15, 2007
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    Never mind, figured it out. For anyone who's interested, it's in /Library/Receipts/db/a.receiptdb.
     

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