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Thu, Jul 31, 2014 10:48 pm

Uninstalling Shoutbox on an SMF 2.0.x forum

Since I had replaced Shoutbox on a Simple Machines Forum (SMF) site running SMF 2.0.8 with CometChat, I was asked to uninstall the Shoutbox mod and delete the files associated with it from the site.

SMFPacks Shoutbox 1.0.3 was shown in the packages list, but there was no option to install or uninstall it, only options to "List Files" or "Delete". But there was a configuration page for it within the forum software. That page showed that Shoutbox was disabled.

I found in the Packages directory for the forum there was a file. When I unzipped the file and checked the package-info.xml for it, I saw the following in the installation section for 1.x versions of SMF:

<!-- 1.1.x -->
<install for="1.1-1.1.99">

There was an installation section for 2.0.x versions of SMF as well:

<!-- 2.0.x -->
<install for="2.0">

Since it did not list a range of version numbers, I went to Admin, then Package Manager and then clicked on the Advanced link at the bottom of the list of mods. I then changed the Emulate Version value from 2.0.8 to 2.0 and clicked on the Apply button. I was then able to uninstall SMFPacks Shoutbox 1.0.3 and delete the files associated with it. I then clicked on the Advanced link again at the bottom of the list of mods, clicked on Revert beneath Emulate Version, and then clicked on the Apply button to put Emulate Version back to its original value.

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