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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. <http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PCYMTNQREAIYR>. ;-)
> > 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 http://cygwin.com/faq/faq_2.html#SEC19 (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. <http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PTC> :-)
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