So you want to uninstall TurboGears. This could be because:
First of all let me say there is no easy_install command for uninstall, at least not yet...
Therefore, when you want to build a test environment for TurboGears, we recommend using virtualenv”. See the page NonRoot for a short intro on how to set up a virtual environment.
Go to your <prefix>/lib/site-package directory.
Everything installed by setuptools, is listed either in easy-install.pth, setuptools.pth or a .egg (directory or file) the rest (if any) is either plain distutils or stuff you put there manually.
You will find either a folder or a file that ends in .egg, they are both packages, the only diference is that some packages are “zip safe” and others aren’t, which just means you can run them from a compressed file or you need to uncompress (to a folder). So from now on an egg is whichever applies.
Another thing to note is that old versions of all packages are not deleted, so if you have been using turbogears/setuptools for a while you will see many versions of the same package. it is safe to delete old versions, but don’t delete the ones shown in easy-install.pth, which we’ll cover in a sec.
Open the file easy-install.pth in your favorite text editor, and you will see something like this:
import sys; sys.__plen = len(sys.path) .\setuptools-0.6c3-py2.4.egg .\turbogears-1.0.1-py2.4.egg .\sqlobject-0.7.3b1-py2.4.egg .\configobj-4.3.2-py2.4.egg .\ruledispatch-0.5a0.dev_r2115-py2.4-win32.egg .\formencode-0.6-py2.4.egg .\celementtree-1.0.5_20051216-py2.4-win32.egg .\pastescript-1.1-py2.4.egg .\elementtree-1.2.6_20050316-py2.4-win32.egg .\simplejson-1.5-py2.4.egg .\cherrypy-2.2.1-py2.4.egg .\turbokid-0.9.9-py2.4.egg .\turbocheetah-0.9.5-py2.4.egg .\turbojson-1.0-py2.4.egg .\pyprotocols-1.0a0dev_r2082-py2.4-win32.egg .\cheetah-2.0rc7-py2.4.egg .\pastedeploy-1.1-py2.4.egg .\paste-1.1.1-py2.4.egg .\kid-0.9.5-py2.4.egg .\sqlalchemy-0.3.4-py2.4.egg <big line that ruins wiki formatting>
This lists all packages installed by setuptools (NOT only TurboGears stuff).
If you remove a package from this file, Python won’t find it, even if the egg is still there: this is the actual list of packages installed not the content of the site-packages directory.
The simplest scenario is when the only thing you installed with easy_install / setuptools is TurboGears. Then you just need to delete all .egg files and directories and clean the easy-install.pth to look something like this:
import sys; sys.__plen = len(sys.path) <big line that ruins wiki formatting>
If not, run tg-admin info, and delete all the listed packages one-by-one from easy-install.pth. You can leave the eggs there if you later want to reinstall the same version.
Finally, you can delete the various scripts installed by the eggs from /usr/local/bin (Unix/Mac OS X) or C:\Python2x\Scripts (Windows). Here’s a list of scripts installed by TurboGears and its dependencies: