I just did the test by having a package in crx-quickstart/install folder and started the instance. It installed the package with contents.
Stopped the instance, and deleted the package from the install folder.
Restarted the instance, all the contents installed by that package are gone.
I am in AEM 6.5.10.
This is fine as once you install the package through the install folder it will reflect in your instance. However if you delete it the next time the content will be deleted from the server as well.
That's fine if it deletes the package, but does it actually uninstall it? I know you can install a package through Package Manager and after a while delete it. It shouldn't actually uninstall it - but remove the package from /etc/packages. However, I'm wondering if the same can be done without recourse using the Install folder. I'm wondering really for Service packages.
Hi @sdouglasmc ,
By default the folder
crx-quickstart/install is watched for files.
This folder does not exist, but simply can be created at runtime.
If a bundle, configuration or content package is put into this directory, it is automatically picked up and installed. If it’s removed, it gets uninstalled.
It is another way to put bundles, content packages or configurations to the repository.
However, Adobe does not recommend removing or uninstalling SP's or CFP's, additionally it is not supported.