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I’ve found this script from Paul Beach, but I want to know if there is a better way (maybe a script included in the installation).

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Suggest move to SuperUser; question not programming-related. – amphetamachine Jul 8 '10 at 2:44
According to FAQ, questions related to tools used by programmers or related to software development in some way are valid, that’s why I posted here since I and a lot of programmers also use Firebird for development. – Erick Sasse Jul 8 '10 at 3:05

The script is modifying environment outside of user's home directory: removing installed frameworks, global groups etc. Proper way how do this would be dedicated uninstaller. With no uninstaller available, something like that script is probably best / simplest solution.

For most applications, utilities like AppZapper handle unistallation + clean up ~/Library/ subfolders. Worth trying out for other situations -, but in this case will likely not be sufficient.

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AppZapper does nothing in terms of cleaning up extra users/groups, startup items, Frameworks, LaunchDaemons and Receipts which is what this script does. – Chealion Jul 9 '10 at 18:41
You are right, I changed the answer. – Miro A. Jul 9 '10 at 21:13

The script you found is safe and doing all the cleaning to be done.

If you copied it under:


you have to fire it with:

/usr/bin/sudo /tmp/firebird_uninstall
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