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XF 1.4 Uninstalling addons

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Mr Lucky, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    If I uninstall an addon, I noticed that some unistallations remove the tables form the database, others don't.

    Is this a problem?

    Is there a best practice?

    e,g, should I uninstall the addon, then remove the addons files from library, and the tables from database?

    Thanks
     
  2. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    If an add-on is written properly, when you uninstall it any tables or additional columns it added should be removed. If they aren't, you should report this to the add-on creator.

    Once you've uninstalled an add-on it shouldn't do any harm if you leave the add-on files but it is good practice to remove them. I look at a copy of the add-on to see what files it contains and then remove these from my website.
     
  3. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    Will do.

    But is it OK for me to remove those tables in phpmyadmin?

    Once you've uninstalled an add-on it shouldn't do any harm if you leave the add-on files but it is good practice to remove them. I look at a copy of the add-on to see what files it contains and then remove these from my website.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks. That's what I do. So nothing gets put anywhere else that I need know about. (I'm asking that because I read about ******* addons not uninstalling properly.
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2015
  4. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    I'd double check with the author that the tables were installed by their add-on and that manually removing them is OK. It should be, but better to be safe than sorry.
     

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