[Rubyinstaller-devel] New FAQ page on GitHub wiki

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 13:07:07 EDT 2009

On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 1:58 PM, Jon<jon.forums at gmail.com> wrote:
>> We need to add a new one:
>> Why when I uninstall Ruby some files remains there?
>> http://rubyforge.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=26467&group_id=167&atid=715
>> People hated old installer for that, and now they complain it no longer does! :P
> Just so I'm clear, will the new installers remove the entire install directory upon uninstall or will installers leave only the files they (the installers) didn't install?
> Meaning, if files are installed via RubyGems or manually, the installer will not delete them, correct?

Correct. It will only remove the files that the installer is aware of.

So: after installation I've called "gem install rake"

When I uninstall, rake scripts and gem will remain there.

Previous installers removed everything, zapping manually or gem
installed components. You was forced to backup your gem stash on every
update of the installer and be careful with the message boxes.

Luis Lavena
Perfection in design is achieved not when there is nothing more to add,
but rather when there is nothing more to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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