[CentOS] In the press, once again

Gary Greene ggreene at minervanetworks.com
Fri Sep 24 17:24:50 EDT 2010

On 24/9/10 2:16 PM, "Warren Young" <warren at etr-usa.com> wrote:
> On 9/24/2010 10:54 AM, Benjamin Franz wrote:
>> Until Cygwin's developers decide the join the rest of the window's
>> universe in having an *uninstaller* it will remain "not installed -
>> ever" on many people's systems, including mine.  It is completely
>> unacceptable that it is happy to install, but that you have to
>> *manually* rip it out piece-by-piece if you ever want to uninstall it.
> You make Cygwin sound like some kind of malware that gets its hooks into
> the system and has to be forced to let go.
> Effective uninstallation is easy.  Stop any Cygwin services.  (sshd,
> crond, etc.)  Stop X.  Delete c:\cygwin.  Delete icons.  Done.
> That's a condensed version of this item from the Cygwin FAQ:
>      http://www.cygwin.com/faq/faq-nochunks.html#faq.setup.uninstall-all
> There are a few more things you could clean up, but they're all harmless
> to leave laying around.
> An uninstaller would be nice, but it's not as desirable as for programs
> that do scatter files all over the system, set up auto-runs, install
> drivers, etc.
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Which if necessary can all be done using a Batch or Windows Scripting Host
script pretty easily.

Gary L. Greene, Jr.
IT Operations
Minerva Networks, Inc.
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