[fixed] Error: lulu: uninstall script /Applications/LuLu.app/Contents/Resources/LuLu Uni nstaller.app/Contents/MacOS/LuLu Uninstaller does not exist.Mac OS X CLI Error fixing Tips & Tricks
When I tried to upgrade LuLu the firewall with command
brew upgrade lulu, I faced this error.
Error: lulu: uninstall script /Applications/LuLu.app/Contents/Resources/LuLu Uni nstaller.app/Contents/MacOS/LuLu Uninstaller does not exist.
Then thought of trying to remove/uninstall lulu, then re-install it. So, I ran
brew remove --cask lulu using homebrew package manager. But the same error occurred.
I thought maybe it did not upgrade as I did not use
--cask in the first command. So, I re-ran it as
brew upgrade --cask lulu but with no avail.
I searched on Google, and found un-related top result from Github issues about lulu and Big Sur, and a blog post about uninstalling LuLu from Mac OS. I thought that blog post would help, but I read it in vain. They was explaining how to remove lulu by moving the app into trash can.
After this long journey, I listed the help command of homebrew by
brew --help. So, I figured out that I can force reinstall lulu with this command
brew reinstall --cask --force lulu.
The command has
--cask because lulu is a Mac-OS-native
.dmg program, and
--force which is used to install the app without checking for previously installed keg-only or non-migrated versions.
brew reinstall --cask --force lulu
And this command succeeded 👌 So I decided to share it with you. So, you can find the fix when you face the same issue. Thanks for reading, I hope this helps. Share if you care.