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Re: Complete uninstall of Mathematica 6/7/8 on a Mac

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  • Subject: [mg114916] Re: Complete uninstall of Mathematica 6/7/8 on a Mac
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2010 03:50:49 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <2010122212817.670477@jfultz3winlap>
  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu

In my setup, $UserBaseDirectory and $BaseDirectory are the same -- and 
NOT a subdirectory of $InstallationDirectory.

The only totally satisfactory way I could resolve the mathpass file 
issue when having several versions installed was to move the mathpass 
for a version into the $InstallationDirectory's Configuration/Licensing 
subdirectory.

On 12/22/2010 1:08 PM, John Fultz wrote:
> That's also in $UserBaseDirectory or $BaseDirectory (in the Licensing
> subdirectory).
>
> Sincerely,
>
> John Fultz
> jfultz at wolfram.com
> User Interface Group
> Wolfram Research, Inc.
>
> On Wed, 22 Dec 2010 02:35:08 -0500 (EST), Murray Eisenberg wrote:
>> What about the passfile from different versions on Mac -- how is that
>> handled?  I've had to wrestle with that on Windows/PC.
>>
>> On 12/21/2010 12:19 AM, Vivek J. Joshi wrote:
>>> On Dec 19, 2010, at 11:38 PM, Loisn wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello everyone!
>>>>
>>>> I promise you, I really did lots of google research before.
>>>> However I can't find any instructions as how to completely uninstall
>>>> Mathematica 6/7/8 on a mac.
>>>>
>>>> Is it just deleting the app, then ~/Library/Mathematica/ and /Library/
>>>> Mathematica/
>>>> or are there other files hidden in the system.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Yes, this should completely uninstall Mathematica. There are no other
>>> hidden files.
>>>
>>>> The reason, I'm trying to reinstall Mathematica 8 is because i'm
>>>> trying to ged rid of a bug, I couldn't find anything about either.
>>>> I can't open the "System Information" Panel from Mathematica, neither
>>>> from the menu, nor from the corresponding mathematica command.
>>>>
>>>
>>> You could always keep multiple versions of Mathematica by renaming
>>> Mathematica.app file to version specific naming scheme (e.g.
>>> Mathematica6.app, Mathematica7.app, Mathematica8.app). Also I would
>>> suggest to use version specific FE preference turned on. This way no
>>> Mathematica installs will interfere with each other.
>>>
>>> Vivek J. Joshi
>>>
>>>
>>>> Help would be greatly appreciated.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks in advance
>>>>
>>>> L.
>
>

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