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Re: So how do you uninstall Cygwin?

On Sep 17, 2004, at 11:50 AM, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:

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.

Another feature that would be helpful is an option to show what program and the options associated with the program. It would prevent hunting through the registry when debugging problems.

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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