#28166 Uninstall extension

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Latest post by vrans99 on Thursday, 27 July 2017 19:27 CDT

It would be great if you can create/offer an extension that will allow an user to deep uninstall any extension from Joomla. Why you? Because we trust you. Why not the conventional uninstall? Because many times they don't uninstall everything (db, files, etc.).
I just recently was going to a process of uninstalling few extensions that I had on my sites for a long time and they still left some residues. I'll be the first one to buy an extension like this from you. (With my discount for the idea. Just kidding. Lol).

Akeeba Staff
Joomla does not oblige extensions to follow a specific convention for naming folders and database tables. Past experience has shown that making such assumptions is wrong and doesn't yield the desirable results. As a result we cannot offer a feature which our experience tells us it will be broken by definition.

Finally note that developers leave database information behind because of the very loud and very small minority of shouting morons. Said morons uninstall an extension before updating it –for reasons unknown, despite documentation and common sense– and then get all pissy about the extension's data having been deleted. Since these morons shout louder than reasonable people like you and me who expect uninstallation to be complete they get their way and we get to clean up crap on our sites.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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It sounds right. Thank you.
It would be great to have something like this in future builds.

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