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Re: setup crashing - fixed?

On Mon, Jan 28, 2002 at 08:44:23PM -0800, Michael A Chase wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Gary R. Van Sickle" <>
>To: "Corinna Vinschen" <>
>Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 20:24
>Subject: RE: setup crashing - fixed?
>> -----Original Message-----
>>[]On Behalf Of Corinna Vinschen
>>>.  .  .  By explicitely expressing my wish to change the state by
>>>pointy clicky somewhere.  Honestly, think of the current "test"
>>>installation of tetex and texmf which is > 30 Megs.  If the user
>>>actually chooses to go back to the "curr" version, it's his/her choice.
>>>If that happens while the user actually just wanted to update to the
>>>latest bazzoo-3.3-8 package it's pretty annoying.
>>GUYS TELL ME!?!?!?!?
>>Oh man the guys at work are gonna go WILD when I tell 'em!
>I think that was a typo.  The latest I see is still 3.2.  :}b

Look in the 'alpha' directory.  I don't know why it is marked as alpha.
It seems pretty stable to me.

Or, at least it doesn't seem to delete files any more often than bazzoo
3.1 did.  According to the bazzoo mailing list, there is a simple way
to disallow this "feature" but I've never managed to make it work.  One
of these days, I have to look at the source and see exactly what I'm
doing wrong.

I'm embarrassed to admit that I haven't actually tried this under
Windows yet but I can't imagine that bazzoo would work any differently
under Cygwin than it does under Linux.  It doesn't use any special stuff
besides unix domain sockets, vfork, and setuid.

I'm glad to see that there are other bazzoo users here.  This is a not
too small but still relatively unpowerful package suitable for both the
expert and the non-novice alike.


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