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How do I uninstall Puppet from a Mac?

asked 2013-03-27 10:53:38 -0600

drcrch gravatar image

Installed, but changed my mind, and can't figure out how to uninstall.

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answered 2013-08-15 10:13:35 -0600

spuder gravatar image

updated 2014-07-02 12:44:24 -0600

Steps to remove puppet from Mac OSX:

Note: Puppet doesn't have a normal app folder that you can delete, or an uninstaller. You must manually remove the binaries.

remove the following files


remove the following folders


However you will still have a puppet user on the log in screen. To remove that user run the following:

sudo dscl . delete /Users/puppet


As suggested in comments, you should also remove packages from pkgutil

$ sudo pkgutil --pkgs | grep puppet

$ sudo pkgutil --forget com.puppetlabs.puppet
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Probably should also run `sudo pkgutil --forget puppet-3.2.3`. (To find puppet version you installed: `pkgutil --pkgs | grep puppet`)

jcuzella gravatar imagejcuzella ( 2013-10-02 12:07:32 -0600 )edit

answered 2013-08-15 12:42:55 -0600

GregLarkin gravatar image

This looks to be the most thorough explanation of how to remove applications installed from a .pkg file on Mac OS X.

Needless to say, be vewy vewy careful when using these techniques! The "rm" commands do include the "-i" option to confirm every file/directory removal.

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answered 2013-03-28 12:33:34 -0600

llowder gravatar image

I don't have a Mac anymore, but if you installed it from the .dmg, you would uninstall it the same way you uninstall anything else. Just delete the folder(s) it created and then run a plist cleaner to see if it put any of those in place.

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Thank you for your reply. That's just the thing -- I ran the dmg file, which opened a pkg file which I ran. It went through the installation, but I ...(more)

drcrch gravatar imagedrcrch ( 2013-03-29 07:20:54 -0600 )edit

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