[IPython-user] Uninstalling IPython on Windows 2000
fperez at colorado.edu
Thu Jul 3 14:21:21 CDT 2003
Tony Cappellini wrote:
> When un-installing IPython on Windows 2000, can I just delete the IPython
> directory under site-packages, without messing up
> my normal Python environment ?
I replied privately before, but here it is again for the benefit of others.
The ipython setup.py file will:
1. Make/fill an IPython directory in python/Lib/site-packages.
2. Make/fill an IPython directory in Program Files.
3. Make shortcuts for ipython and the docs in the start menu.
Simply deleting those three things will do.
> Does the installer do anything to the registry ?
No. It reads a few things from it, but doesn't write at all.
> There isn't an uninstall program for Ipython, like the other Python packages.
Sorry. When python2.3 is out with a better distutils, I may have another go
at this. But I failed with the 2.2 distutils and also with the standalone
version. If that works, then there will be a 'real' GUI installer, which will
include an uninstall routine automatically.
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