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How to Capture Debug Output for Uninstallers

How to Capture Debug Output for Uninstallers

Summary

Information on capturing debug output for uninstallers

Synopsis

This article provides information on how to capture debug output for uninstallers post-development.

Discussion

To capture the debug output from Windows or UNIX/Linux uninstallers
  1. After installation, open the Uninstaller lax file (file with .lax extension under the uninstaller folder in the Installed directory) with a text editor.
  2. Set the following properties to a valid path and filename:
    • For Windows:
      • lax.stderr.redirect=C:\\out.txt
      • lax.stdout.redirect=C:\\out.txt
    • For UNIX/Linux
      • lax.stderr.redirect=/tmp/out.txt
      • lax.stdout.redirect=/tmp/out.txt
  3. To enable verbose mode, set the following property:
    • lax.nl.java.option.additional=-Dlax.debug.all=true -Dlax.debug.level=4
  4. Save and close the .lax file.
  5. Run the uninstaller. After the uninstaller is finished, a file with the above specified name should be created in the specified location.

To capture the debug output from macOS- or OS-X-based uninstallers
  1. After installation, open the IA_info.plist file (under the uninstaller folder in the Installed directory) with a text editor.
  2. Set the both the lax.stderr.redirect key and the lax.stderr.redirect key to a valid path and filename:
    • <string>/tmp/out.txt</string>
  3. To enable verbose mode, set the VMOptions key with the following values:
    • <string>-Dlax.debug.all=true</string>
    • <string>-Dlax.debug.level=4</string>
  4. Save and close the .plist file.
  5. Run the uninstaller. After the uninstaller is finished, a file with the above specified name should be created in the specified location.

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