How to uninstall XAMPP from Mac OSX Leopard

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How to uninstall XAMPP from Mac OSX Leopard

Postby Mnkras » 18. December 2008 01:27

many people including me have been having trouble uninstalling XAMPP from Leopard, even with admin rights,

i will take you all through the steps to Uninstall XAMPP

1. From the Finder's Go menu, choose Utilities.
2. Open Directory Utility.
3. Click the lock in the Directory Utility window.
4. Enter an administrator account name and password, then click OK.
5. Choose Enable Root User from the Edit menu.
6. Enter the root password you wish to use in both the Password and Verify fields, then click OK.
7. Log out from your current user.
8. From the list of Usernames click Other, username: root and password is what you just defined.
9. Now open terminal and execute the command:
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rm -rf /Applications/xampp
(copy and paste this).
10. it should take a couple seconds and it should go back to normal (Computer name:~ root$) or something like that.
11. log out and log into your normal account and preform steps 1-4 then go to the edit menu and disable the root user.

I hope this helped! also can someone convert this to German and post this in the other forum with credits to me?


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Re: How to uninstall XAMPP from Mac OSX Leopard

Postby kleinweby » 18. December 2008 18:23


looks complex. Why not just:
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sudo rm -rf /Applications/xampp


Oh, yeah, I see that the sudo is missing on the Homepage. I've fixed that.

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Re: How to uninstall XAMPP from Mac OSX Leopard

Postby jvalal » 06. January 2009 07:12

So I can't just go to the Application folder and drag the XAMPP folder to the trash, after I shutdown Apache / MYSQL, etc?
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Re: How to uninstall XAMPP from Mac OSX Leopard

Postby » 09. February 2009 02:51

you can do like kleinweby said...and i did like this...but when i installed it again..some of XAMPP will not running like mysql..i think maybe any settings had changed!
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