[fpc-pascal] Best method to uninstall fpc and lazarus

Paul paul.blommaerts at telenet.be
Tue Sep 2 12:10:10 CEST 2008

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jonas Maebe" <jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be>
To: "FPC-Pascal users discussions" <fpc-pascal at lists.freepascal.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: [fpc-pascal] Best method to uninstall fpc and lazarus

> On 02 Sep 2008, at 09:05, Paul wrote:
>> I want to uninstall and reinstall fpc and lazurus.
>> My current installation is useless.
>> I found the steps on Wiki, but I used the docs on Wiki to install  them 
>> and it totally went wrong.
> The uninstall steps on the wiki at 
> http://wiki.freepascal.org/OS_X_Programming_Tips#Uninstalling_Lazarus_and_Free_Pascal 
> are correct. I just went over them and changed them so they are by 
> default for FPC 2.2.2. Make sure you also remove the .lazarus  directory 
> in your home directory as described at the end. I guess most  of your 
> problems are related to that one in fact.
> When you install next time, I would recommend not to install Lazarus 
> 0.9.24 first and to go directly with 0.9.25. As for FPC itself, please 
> use the official installer from http://www.freepascal.org and not the  one 
> from http://www.hu.freepascal.org/lazarus, because I believe that  at one 
> point in time the latter did not create a default FPC  configuration file 
> (I don't know whether this has been fixed in the  mean time).
> This means that it only works (worked) if you previously already 
> installed an FPC release and did not remove its configuration file  (but 
> you will remove it by performing the uninstallation steps  above).  The 
> reason is that FPC configuration files are most of the  time compatible 
> between different versions, because all paths include  variables which are 
> replaced with the currently used FPC version.
> It's no problem to use the fpcsrc package from that page (or to  install 
> the fpc-2.2.2 package from that page over an existing install  of FPC).
> Jonas
> PS: uninstalling stuff uninstalled using the default Mac OS X  installer 
> /is/ unnecessarily hard and non-intuitive at this point. I  have no idea 
> why after all this time Apple still have not added a  simple uninstall 
> option. The only upside to this is that developers  shy away as much as 
> possible from using an installer, and instead opt  (where possible) for 
> drag-n-drop installations (whereby "uninstall" is  reduced to "delete this 
> folder").
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