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Custom uninstall method

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Parameter Name Default Value Description
$id $id The id of the library to uninstall


boolean True on success

Defined in



jimport( 'joomla.installer.adapters.library' );

Source Body

function uninstall($id)
        // Initialise variables.
        $retval = true;
        // First order of business will be to load the module object table from the database.
        // This should give us the necessary information to proceed.
        $row = & JTable::getInstance('extension');
        if (!$row->load((int) $id) || !strlen($row->element))
                JError::raiseWarning(100, JText::_('ERRORUNKOWNEXTENSION'));
                return false;
        // Is the library we are trying to uninstall a core one?
        // Because that is not a good idea...
        if ($row->protected)
                JError::raiseWarning(100, JText::_('Library').' '.JText::_('Uninstall').': '.JText::sprintf('WARNCOREMODULE', $row->name)."<br />".JText::_('WARNCOREMODULE2'));
                return false;
        $manifestFile = JPATH_MANIFESTS.DS.'libraries' . DS . $row->element .'.xml';
        // Because libraries may not have their own folders we cannot use the standard method of finding an installation manifest
        if (file_exists($manifestFile))
                $manifest = new JLibraryManifest($manifestFile);
                // Set the plugin root path
                $this->parent->setPath('extension_root', JPATH_ROOT.DS.'libraries'.DS.$manifest->libraryname);
                $xml = JFactory::getXML($manifestFile);
                // If we cannot load the xml file return null
                if ( ! $xml)
                        JError::raiseWarning(100, JText::_('Library').' '.JText::_('Uninstall').': '.JText::_('Could not load manifest file'));
                        return false;
                 * Check for a valid XML root tag.
                 * @todo: Remove backwards compatability in a future version
                 * Should be 'extension', but for backward compatability we will accept 'install'.
                if ($xml->getName() != 'install' && $xml->getName() != 'extension')
                        JError::raiseWarning(100, JText::_('Library').' '.JText::_('Uninstall').': '.JText::_('Invalid manifest file'));
                        return false;
                $this->parent->removeFiles($xml->files, -1);
                // remove this row entry since its invalid
                JError::raiseWarning(100, 'Library Uninstall: Manifest File invalid or not found');
                return false;
        // TODO: Change this so it walked up the path backwards so we clobber multiple empties
        // If the folder is empty, let's delete it
        if (JFolder::exists($this->parent->getPath('extension_root')))
                if (is_dir($this->parent->getPath('extension_root')))
                        $files = JFolder::files($this->parent->getPath('extension_root'));
                        if (!count($files)) {
        return $retval;

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