[Libreoffice-bugs] [Bug 32112] Windows uninstaller: LibreOffice folder not deleted

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Sun Dec 5 14:26:09 PST 2010


--- Comment #2 from Cesare Leonardi <celeonar at gmail.com> 2010-12-05 14:26:09 PST ---
On 12/05/2010 07:26 PM, bugzilla-daemon at freedesktop.org wrote:
> --- Comment #1 from Rainer Bielefeld<LibreOffice at bielefeldundbuss.de>  2010-12-05 10:26:42 PST ---
> I very often have seen that behaviour with remaining paths from other programs,
> and there might be good reasons for it.

Yes, Windows applications are famous for being unpolite and leaving your 
pc dirty after uninstall. :-)

I think that a well-behaved application should remove everything from 
its folder under %programfiles% when the user choose that he doesn't 
want that application anymore. The only sensible exceptions i see in a 
program like LibreOffice are extensions, so that in case of upgrade or 
reinstall the user has not to reinstall them also. In that case would be 
useful a checkbox in the uninstall program that, if checked, will purge 
everything from %programfiles%, including extensions.
Clearly if the user hasn't installed extensions (like in this bug 
report) there are no reason to leave files under %programfiles%.

Clearly i see this as a low priority bug and you are free to consider 
this not a bug and close it.


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