uninstall residues (MacPorts others) in Launcher

Christoph Kukulies kuku at kukulies.org
Fri Dec 21 15:01:24 UTC 2018

> Am 21.12.2018 um 12:01 schrieb Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org>:
> On Dec 21, 2018, at 03:43, Christoph Kukulies wrote:
>> I have had this before. uninstall Gimp left residues which seem to prevent installing Gimp from Gimp.org.
> I'm not sure how installing anything with MacPorts could prevent you from installing something outside of MacPorts... What problem are you experiencing when installing Gimp from Gimp.org?

When opening the Gimp Icon in the installer DMG, it started to „check“ the application (whatever it does, maybe the integrity or some checksum, dunno)
but this check hung and hung and didn’t end.

>> Recently I built macports Gimp 2.10.8 with quartz, but it turned out that this version had issues. Came up with dark theme, drawing white lines on black background, as simple as mit may sound, seemed to be broken.
> Hmm, not sure what's going on. If you're on Mojave, I recall some other reports of graphics issues in some ports on Mojave. I don't recall what the status of getting that resolved is.

I had other applications, not from macports, LTspiceXVII, that had issues in dark theme. Namely, white characters on white background in an item. listbox. Switching mojave to daylight theme healed it.

The problems with Gimp seemed to have some resemblance with this. Although I must say that the „official“ download for macOS on gimp.org <http://gimp.org/> also comes up in that kind of dark mode. Seems to be en vogue these days. Energy saving? Imaging how many KWh and thus CO2 you can save in the world when every window background color is dark grey instead of white :)

>> Anyway, I did another uninstall Gimp but now I have again (or still, can’t even tell)
>> in my launcher page a directory, named "MacPorts (andere)“ (others), with files "IDLE" and "Python Launcher“ in it.
>> I mislaid the email in which some kind person from this list already pointed me to the recipe to get totally rid of that, so my plea is: please could someone give me that link again.
> I don't know why Python's "IDLE" might remain in the Launcher, but several users have reported it before, such as in this ticket:
> https://trac.macports.org/ticket/52160

Thanks. Reading this ticket helped in so far that I just x'd the two files (in „dangling“ mode) in that Macports folder and them and the folder went away.

Problem seems gone.


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