Removing WinAce

jessep28

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Sep 8, 2006
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Omaha, NE
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.
 

Eidorian

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Mar 23, 2005
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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.
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.
 
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jessep28

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Sep 8, 2006
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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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qubodup

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Oct 1, 2015
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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:


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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