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a package that can help you remove local persistent utilies

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This package is developed by Wildcard Corp. to help remove nasty local persistent utilities that won’t go away and can destroy your instance when you try to remove a product that registered one.

Developed by Wildcard Corp


  • remove adapters

  • remove subscribers

  • remove provided interfaces

  • remove provided interfaces across the entire site - useful for removing collective.flowplayer

Just append ‘/@@fix-persistent-utilities’ onto your plone site root or the root of zope(for gsm) and browse through all your registered utilities on your site and remove things at will.

By default, the tools prevents you from removing certain registrations; however, you can enter “expert mode” and remove whatever you want.


You can really screw up things if you do this wrong so use with extreme care and backup your instance before you use it.

I will not take responsibility if you misuse this tool…


Do not include this product as part of your normal set of products. Only install this product on debug zope clients.

This product should allow you to remove things from products that are no longer installed on the system; although, if you experience problems removing things, make sure to add those eggs to the system again.

Automatically generate missing classes

If you no longer have a product installed that you’re trying to remove, FPU can dynamically create the fake class for you.

this is dangerous if you don’t delete fake class

To enable, specify this environment variable:



1.1b7 (2013-02-06)

  • need to specify environment variable to use the auto class generator. [vangheem]

1.1b5 (2012-05-29)

  • Also remove utilities from the site root if five has added them there. This will allow you to fully remove LinguaPlone. [do3cc]

1.1b4 ~ 2011-11-24

  • add a log (INFO) on each module missing. [toutpt]

  • support Plone3 using transation.abort instead of doom [toutpt]

1.1b3 ~ 2011-11-06

  • attempt to prevent saving generated objects to database unless you’re actually removing it.

1.1b2 ~ 2011-07-11

  • dynamically create missing classes so you can potentially remove classes from products that are no longer installed on the instance.

1.1b1 2011-06-02

  • provide ability to remove provided interfaces now also.

  • clean up

1.0a3 2010-10-22

  • works on root of zope now also

1.0a2 2010-10-22

  • fix case where object may not have a _p_oid

1.0a1 2010-08-25

  • Initial release

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