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Old 01-22-2012, 04:36 AM   #1
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Default Uninstall program

Hi,

Is there a program on aminet that can be downloaded that will do a clean uninstall of other programs on my 1200 hd.

My hd is littered with various programs i installed whilst trying to get online and now i would rather just delete them all and have a fresh start, especially samba which seems to have embedded itself in wb startup.
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:16 AM   #2
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If your not bothered about whats already on the HD, just do a quick format of the system partion. But you will then have to reinstall WB and then quick format any other partions then reinstall the programs you want afterwards.
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:32 AM   #3
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I couldn't reformat the partitions, i would lose my whdload and pcmcia drivers etc.

Its times like this that i miss the capability of windows 7 in just clicking on install/uninstall program, hmm so there is no such program for wb os 3.9?
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:35 AM   #4
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Do you know how to use DOpus ?
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:37 AM   #5
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Yes but does dopus track down all the files that have been installed by each program?
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:45 AM   #6
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The Amiga OS doesn't track software dependencies and it will be time consuming to go through all the software you have. You have 2 choices.
1. Live with current software and slowly over time read up to see what each software uses and remove one by one.
2. Backup to external media, format, and re-install/move one by one.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:32 AM   #7
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oh no it looks like i have dug myself into a hole in that case
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:42 PM   #8
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Default Re: Uninstall program

or you can use newinstaller which 99% compatible to the commodore installer except it has a nice uninstall feature !
it is too late since you already have your system up and running but next time you install something which has a proper installer, install newinstaller first !

you can find it here
http://aminet.net/package/util/wb/NewInstaller17
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:35 PM   #9
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remove the unwanted programs from your start up and user startup, remove unwanted programs from wb startup. Reboot and delete their folders. That's as close as you'll get.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:46 PM   #10
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Unlike other OSes, Amiga OS is rather well documented. There is no effort to hide parts of the OS (like the registry, if fact, there is no registry. Count your blessings!).

It won't help you now, but for the future, another solution (habit) that is useful is to let the installer create a log file (and store it with the installed application), especially if you are trying it out. If you latter want to remove the app, the log file documents all of the changes made to your system partition.

When I make a fresh install of the OS, before installing other enhansements, I comment (with say, "OS3.1") all of the original OS files (in L, Libs, Devs, C, etc) so I can distinguish them later on a crowded boot partition.

Likewise, when I install manually, I comment the new files with notes (like the package that requires them).

Food for thought.

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