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Re: Restructuring gettext

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.
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