Uninstalling Developer Tools

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by reaganjh, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. reaganjh macrumors newbie

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    I was just posting in this forum
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=406373
    But I don't think it is in the right place.

    Anyway, I have tried the scripts and they do not work. I installed developer tools a few months back, just to mess around and have a look at them. Now i want them completely off. Could anyone please help me!? :)
     
  2. CaptainZap macrumors regular

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    Hmmm, the scripts should work, maybe you typed it wrong?

    Code:
    sudo /Developer/Library/uninstall-devtools --mode=all
    Hmm, do you mean it beeped when you tried to type or that no stars showed up when you did?
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Nothing does show up when you type your password in Unix, its fine and is actually working ;).
     
  4. CaptainZap macrumors regular

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    Patience, I was getting there :p. I just wanted a description of the problem from him =D
     
  5. Peace macrumors P6

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    All you have to do is double click the utility and a real window will pop up asking for your password.

    and it sounds like he put the dev tools in a different location requiring a different command.
     
  6. yeroen macrumors 6502a

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  7. reaganjh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    omg! it worked. all i did was type my password like it said (and nothing showed up, like you said) and it it worked! i thought i had tried doing that.. thanks for your help!
     
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  9. offtheroad macrumors regular

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    Having same problem Uninstaling Developer

    This is what I put in Terminal
    sudo perl /Developer/uninstall-devtools.pl
    /Developer/uninstall-devtools.pl
    sudo perl /Volumes/Xcode/Tools/MAIN\HD/uninstall-devtools.pl

    And I'm getting no such file exists. The Developer is at root level on my HD.

    jbechdel@comcast.net
     
  10. SRossi macrumors regular

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    Right if it is in your main HD it should be placed in /Library/Developer/Shared/uninstall-devtools

    Before running that drag the Xcode tools directory into the trash and delete that first.

    Stephen
     
  11. offtheroad macrumors regular

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    Do you mean?

    Do I drag the entire Developer Folder from my root level into the trash first? Then run the code I had.
     
  12. SRossi macrumors regular

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    Yes drag and drop the whole Developer Folder into the Trash and then delete.

    Next look in finder for the uninstall-devtools and take note of the path then use Terminal to run the application.

    Stephen
     
  13. offtheroad macrumors regular

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    Thank You

    Thanks very much, I'm a slow learner at 61. Why is everyone having such a problem with this app and where did it come from?
     
  14. offtheroad macrumors regular

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    Nothing in the finder

    I deleted the entire folder and emptyed the trash and opened a finder window and couldn't see anywhere there might be a path?
     
  15. SRossi macrumors regular

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    What I mean by path is when you open a new folder say "Library" you would type /Library into terminal to access folders/files in that folder. When terminal starts you automatically start in the root folder which is your macs main HD.

    Look through finder until you find the uninstall tool, this makes it easier to see what files are there.

    Hint. uninstall tool should be in Library, Developer, Shared.

    Stephen
     

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