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how to uninstall Radiance for Mac

asked 2015-11-06 09:49:48 -0500

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May I ask how to uninstall Radiance installed on Mac OS X?

My current version 4.3.a.2 is installed on /usr/local/radiance/


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answered 2015-11-06 10:34:25 -0500

updated 2015-11-06 10:35:48 -0500

That version number tells me you used the NREL installer, and the location tells me you installed it to the default location, so from a command prompt, type exactly this: "sudo rm -rf /usr/local/radiance", and enter the admin password when prompted.

You likely modified your PATH and RAYPATH environment variables (adding "/usr/local/radiance/bin" to the former and "/usr/local/radiance/lib" to the latter), and may have added "/usr/local/radiance/man" to your $MANPATH, so you'll want to clear those out as well, or update them if you're installing Radiance to some other location. These env vars can be modified in a number of places, usually on Mac it's done in ~/.profile or ~/.bash_profile. I ASSume you know how to edit these "hidden" files, since Radiance wouldn't have worked if you hadn't made these mods in the first place, but let us know if you need further help!

P.S. If you're just wanting to upgrade to a newer version of Radiance, you can simply install a newer version right over this one.


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Thank you very much, HTH!

It seems that Radiance for Mac can only be uninstalled manually.

Anyway, I'll overwrite the old version by installing a new one as suggested using the dmg package from NREL website.

Thanks, again!

oat's avatar oat  ( 2015-11-07 04:58:08 -0500 )edit

Yep, that'll work just fine, if all you're looking to do is upgrade. BTW, my name is Rob, not HTH. =) FWIW, HTH is shorthand for "hope this helps"; maybe I should rely less on acronyms, since YMMV. I can't seem to stop. Help. SOS...

rpg777's avatar rpg777  ( 2015-11-09 11:15:20 -0500 )edit

Oh, this is embarrassing... Apologize, Rob! TAFYKH! = Thanks again for your kind help!

oat's avatar oat  ( 2015-11-09 23:20:29 -0500 )edit

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