reset the development environment

derleek

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Aug 8, 2008
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Hi,

I'm wondering the best way to reset my development environment.

I currently use MAMP to develop locally.

Recently I have been trying to configure Image Magick with no luck. I have no idea where I'm at with this installation and would like to start from scratch.

In addition, I'd really like to just clean out the cobwebs out of my dev environment and start from scratch to ensure it is stable.

Is there a way to reset the development environment?

thanks for any help =)
 

maflynn

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If its part of your Time Machine backup, then use that to pull the files back.

The other option is to reinstall MAMP
 

angelwatt

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Just reinstall MAMP. If you know what configuration files you've been messing with you can always try replacing them with the originals (if you didn't overwrite the originals). There's no magic reset button though.
 

derleek

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Aug 8, 2008
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I actually lost track of what exactly I've modified... which is the main reason why i'd like to clean everything out.

Just to clarify I'd like to clean out EVERYTHING in the /Developer directory, in addition to MAMP. I'm just worried about some failed attempts at installing various things (image magick).

I suppose I should just figure out what comes standard in the developer environment... eh?

I'm kinda new to this whole mac thing... heh... sorry to bore you all with this trivial question!

*edit*

Oh yea, and are there any additional places I should seek to "cleanse"... like the /Library dir?
 

ViViDboarder

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I actually lost track of what exactly I've modified... which is the main reason why i'd like to clean everything out.

Just to clarify I'd like to clean out EVERYTHING in the /Developer directory, in addition to MAMP. I'm just worried about some failed attempts at installing various things (image magick).

I suppose I should just figure out what comes standard in the developer environment... eh?

I'm kinda new to this whole mac thing... heh... sorry to bore you all with this trivial question!

*edit*

Oh yea, and are there any additional places I should seek to "cleanse"... like the /Library dir?
I'm not sure what MAMP is, but you can remove Xcode with the uninstaller. Or you can just delete the contents of /Developer and re-install Xcode and the apps you want.
 

derleek

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Aug 8, 2008
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@ViVi - Are there any essential files that come on a clean install in the developer folder?
 

ViViDboarder

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Jun 25, 2008
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It's safe to just delete the entire developer folder?
Oh, should be.

Xcode has an Uninstaller if you want to use that (I'm not even sure if you used Xcode for this folder), but if you are reinstalling everything anyway and just want it cleaned, then you should be good.
 

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