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Loki Uninstall Tool

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 18:17
by Gast
Hi there,

I just reinstalled my system but the Loki UNinstall tool is no longer detecting my games. My game setup is like this -

All games installed into a 'games' directory on a separate data partition, to which I create a symlink in /home.

Root partition including /home is at the beginning of my disk. all my data directories are symlinked to in /home, like the 'games' directory.

Nothing to do with games is installed on the root partition, apart from wine and cedega system files.

symlinks to game binaries in /home, created by the loki installers, were deleted in favour of manually created symlinks in /usr/local/bin.

The only partition reformatted was / . All data from the previous install was left alone in their directories/partitions.

I'm guessing there were some important game files deleted when I wiped my /home directory? But I don't know what - I thought it was just the game directories and the symlinks that got created??

I tried re-creating the game binary symlinks in /home and re-ran loki uninstall, but nothing changed. Wiping the Loki_Uninstall directory and reinstalling the tool also did not work.

Can someone tell me what I need to do to get the loki uninstall to detect my games again? (short of reinstalling everything, of course ;) )??

Thanks.

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 14:34
by lat
When you install a game the installer creates an own file (name_of_game.xml) in ~/.loki/installed/ with all installation settings like the files which are copied to the game directory.
uninstall use this file so you can't uninstall the game if you have not backuped this file before wiping /home.
I don't think that there is a way to recreate it without a new installation. But you should be able to install it over the old installation. Better backup important game files before doing it.

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 15:08
by Gast
lat wrote:When you install a game the installer creates an own file (name_of_game.xml) in ~/.loki/installed/ with all installation settings like the files which are copied to the game directory.
Strange, I never notice this directory before.
lat wrote: I don't think that there is a way to recreate it without a new installation. But you should be able to install it over the old installation. Better backup important game files before doing it.
I looked at the xml files. It would be possible to write manual ones for each game that was not seen by loki uninstall. But it would be a waste of time, given that the uninstall tool doesn't really do anything besides deleting the game install directory.

Thanks for pointing this out, anyway.