• Members 8 posts
    Feb. 15, 2021, 4:51 p.m.

    I already uninstalled it from Thunderbird a while ago but now a popup appeared asking me to update and there's an updater app running that I can't quit. How do I really uninstall it ?

  • Members 8 posts
    Feb. 16, 2021, 2:32 a.m.

    There's a daemon called pEp-mini-json-adapter running. How do I uninstall this ?

  • Feb. 16, 2021, 4:33 p.m.

    Hey Axel, what way did you uninstall (like, e.g. disabled or removed the add-on, or uninstalled Thunderbird in total, or...)?
    The best way to uninstall pEp for Thunderbird MacOS in total is to locate the app in finder and move it to the trash, see also support.apple.com/en-us/HT202235
    If you only want to remove pEp but want to continue using Thunderbird, then go in to the Thunderbird Add-On menu and disable (or remove) the Add-on.
    Both ways should not result into a daemon still running - some more details would be great to be able to hunt down a possible bug :)

  • Members 8 posts
    Feb. 17, 2021, 4:44 p.m.

    I only disabled and removed the add-on. The pEp-mini-json-adapter and foundation.pEp.adapter.macOS are still running. How can I uninstall these ?

  • Feb. 23, 2021, 4:24 p.m.

    Hey Axel,

    you are right, I was wrong, sorry!
    The uninstall of the pep Add-On doesn't remove the adapters! The reason is, that e.g. if your system would have an outlook with pEp as well, that one would be still needing those. Meanwhile I found out how to uninstall them, too - took me a while, sorry, but finally:

    $ sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchAgents/foundation.pEp.miniadapter.plist
    $ sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchAgents/foundation.pEp.adapter.macOS.plist
    $ sudo rm -Rf /Library/Application\ Support/pEp/
    $ sudo rm /Library/LaunchAgents/foundation.pEp.*

    What I also found out on that way, is that user data (like trust trating and keys) aren't removed that way. To remove those, you need to delete the .pep folder:

    $ rm -Rf ~/.pEp

    Thanks for your patience - and yes, we will update this all in the user manuals :)


  • Members 2 posts
    May 24, 2021, 5:49 p.m.

    Hi Sva,

    I have a similar issue. I can't remove pep from my machine. I'm using Thunderbird on Mac and I would like to continue to do so, but without pep.
    When I try to execute your first command to unload the miniadapter I get an error message:

    /Library/LaunchAgents/foundation.pEp.miniadapter.plist: Could not find specified service
    Unload failed: 113: Could not find specified service

    Same for unloading the other adapter.
    Any idea what to do? I'm running mac OS 11.3

  • May 25, 2021, 9:56 p.m.

    That's fine, it can be ignored, as in only means that the adapter aren't running. "Unload" only means, to stop them, before removing them. If they weren't running, you get the described error. As long as the "rm" (remove) command did work, it should all be removed fine.