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Re: So how do you uninstall Cygwin?

On Thu, 16 Sep 2004, Brian Dessent wrote:

> luke<dot>kendall<at>cisra<dot>canon<dot>com<dot>au wrote:
Tut-tut.  <>. ;-)

> > It occurred to me, while trying to work out why ssh isn't working on a
> > laptop that we installed Cygwin on recently, to wonder whether the
> > information at (How do I uninstall
> > all of Cygwin?) could be a little more helpful.
> >
> > It gives good advice, but ends by saying:
> >
> >     It's up to you to deal with other changes you made to your
> >     system, such as installing the inetd service, altering system
> >     paths, etc. Setup would not have done any of these things
> >     for you.
> >
> > This is true.  But for ssh, and other packages, is there any useful
> > advice that could be given on how to uninstall?
> >
> > I'm wondering how I get the machine back into a pristine state to try a
> > re-install, since perhaps some of our post-install changes screwed
> > things up.  (ssh normally works just fine.)
> Remove any services you might have installed ("cygrunsrv -R ssh") and

FWIW, I have been thinking of implementing a --list option to cygrunsrv
that would list all the Cygwin services installed with cygrunsrv.  At this
point I have no implementation, though.

> remove all entries from the mount table ("umount -a") and that should
> pretty much do it, assuming of course you removed the main installation
> directory as well.

Well, one could always add an "Uninstall all" radio button to setup.exe's
action screen.  <> :-)
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