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Uninstall applications installed from packages
Authored by: Typhoon14 on Jan 11, '10 01:21:25PM

In addition to already mentioned issues with this approach, keep in mind that a package installer can include scripts that can do pretty much anything. For example, a single component may be copied to multiple locations via a script, existing files may be modified, permissions may be modified, etc. Scripts cannot be run in reverse. In other words, you really have no way of knowing if everything has actually been uninstalled, or what side effects may result. You can always select "show files" from the File Menu when in an installer. Looking at what has been put where and deciding on a case by case basis what is safe or beneficial to remove seems like a better approach.



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