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How to uninstall a Camino Module

KB193 Last reviewed 10 September 2014
How to uninstall a Camino module

Introduction

This article describes how to uninstall modules in Camino. To be able to complete uninstallation you must have access to the Camino Administrator and FTP or file management access to your Camino site.

Backup First

Prior to performing any module removal, it is recommended that you Backup your Camino site.

Important Information

Module uninstallation is not as simple as installation. One core decision is how you wish to handle any content items created for the module (note: not all modules create content items). There are two options available:

  • Content Deletion - all content is deleted from the Camino database. If this option is selected, the only way to recover the deleted data is via database restore.
  • Content Archiving - the content is marked as "archived" within the Camino database.

The installer will also prompt you for the following options:

  • Strip Content Link - removes any links to content items for the module within other items. If this options is not selected, then you may get 404 errors.
  • Delete Log Data - Removes all log entries for the module
  • Delete files & folders - Deletes all possible files and folders for the module *

* Some files and folders cannot be deleted via the Camino Administrator and this may also be blocked by your hosting provider.

Installation Steps

Before removing any new module and ensure that Camino is running healthily. To avoid service interruption, you should either take your public-facing site offline or run the uninstaller during a off-peak period.

Some modules may require specific uninstallation steps to be undertaken in addition to, or replacing the uninstallation steps below. Prior to beginning installation, please check the Uninstall.txt file that may be found in the root of the module's installation folder.

Step 1: Running the UnInstaller

  1. Log into Camino Administrator
  2. Go to the Modules Manager (Dashboard > Modules)
  3. Click on the Uninstall link next to the relevant module you wish to remove.
  4. You will be presented with a uninstall confirmation and options page (see notes above). Once you have configured the various options, click on the UnInstall button.
  5. The Uninstaller will now run. This typically takes around 2 to 10 seconds to complete depending on the complexity and size of the module.

Step 2: Removing Surplus Files

Not all files and folders may be removed by the Uninstaller. Some files cannot be deleted via the Camino Administrator and others may be blocked by your hosting provider.

To delete these files, use either FTP or any other file manager functionalty offer by your hosting provider.

To removal all modules files and folders:

  • Delete the DLL file with the same name as the module's identity from the /bin folder
  • Delete the folder with the same name as the module's identity from the /extensions folder

Once all the relevant files and folders have been removed, take your site online and then visit its' homepage to force a re-compile of Camino.

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