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Re: Restructuring gettext
- From: "David A. Cobb" <superbiskit at home dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2002 10:40:52 -0500
- Subject: Re: Restructuring gettext
- Organization: Excite/At-Home User via Cox
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Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 02, 2002 at 05:07:46PM -0500, David A. Cobb wrote:
>>Charles Wilson wrote:
>>>it occurs. (Perhaps upgrades of currently installed packages should
>>>ALWAYS precede installation of new packages?)
>>I've had cases like this in another context and found the most
>>straightforward solution is for (setup.exe) to do any uninstalls first,
>>then any reinstalls, then everything else. This would also have saved a
>>few shot toes when libncurses#n came out (I thin`).
> I've thought about suggesting the same thing but the problem with that
> scenario is that if you cancel an installation, then all sorts of stuff
> is uninstalled -- which probably isn't what you expected.
Probably not. But "cancel" at what point in the process? It's *real*
hard to program an installation procedure that's robust in the face of a
user clicking the "cancel" button in the middle. Even the
"professional" packages are likely to barf.
David A. Cobb, Software Engineer, Public Access Advocate.
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