[Dev-luatex] another stupid question ...

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sun Apr 6 01:03:00 CEST 2008


Fabrice Popineau writes:

 > The uninstaller is an msiexec.exe script. The (un)installer in an
 > integral part of the os.

Hi Fabrice,
I think that if a particular OS provides such a facility it probably
makes sense to use it.  What I don't know is how to tell the
uninstaller *what* should be removed.

I recently found a file on my Windows machine at work which looked
like something exported from the registry but contained a list of all
files installed.  I thought that this file had been created by the
installer and could be used to uninstall the program.

However, I do not find this file again.  Maybe I deleted it already.
On Friday I tried to find out how Windows removes software packages.

My first attempt was to run control panel -> software.  You get a list
of software packages installed, all accompanied by a "delete" button.

I then looked into the packages and saw that they often provide a file
uninstall.exe.

Fabrice, you are using SVN and maybe you have TortoiseSVN installed.
If true, we have the same environment.

Windows offers me to uninstall TortoiseSVN.  In the
%ProgramFiles%/TortoiseSVN directory I don't see anything which looks
like an uninstaller.  And there is nothing which looks likes a list of
files to be removed.

If Windows is able to remove TortoiseSVN then there must be
instructions *what* to remove somewhere.  I exported the registry and
searched for TortoiseSVN.  Nothing found.

Fabrice, can you enlighten me? 

Is it possible to create a list of files which should be deleted and
instruct Windows to delete all files mentioned in this list?

Regards,
  Reinhard

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