Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#604 closed Bug / Defect (fixed)

openvpn needs to remove registry keys upon deinstallation

Reported by: hildeb Owned by: Samuli Seppänen
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: Packaging Version: OpenVPN 2.3.8 (Community Ed)
Severity: Not set (select this one, unless your'e a OpenVPN developer) Keywords:


Today I encountered a strange openvpn installation on Windows:

No matter what I installed, openvpn gui would invoke an OLD openvpn version I couldn't find anywhere on drive c:\ - very odd!

Finally, I took a look at the registry, just to find openvpn keys referring to p:/install/openvpn - WTF?

I deleted them, reinstalled from scratch and everything would work as expected.

So, my request:

openvpn needs to remove registry keys upon deinstallation!
What's the point of leaving those in the registry?

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Gert Döring

Owner: set to Samuli Seppänen
Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Samuli Seppänen

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

OpenVPN-GUI now reads openvpn.exe's location from HKLM://Software/OpenVPN, and only uses HKCU://Software/OpenVPN-GUI for stuff that is specific to OpenVPN-GUI. As such, this problem should no longer manifest itself. Closing this as fixed.

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