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Re: Default script installation

On Sun, Mar 02, 2003 at 07:00:30PM -0000, Max Bowsher wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 02, 2003 at 06:20:08PM -0000, Max Bowsher wrote:
>>> Like this:
>>> - User installs Cygwin. Current version of update-defaults runs.
>>> - User later installs another package (non-Base) It's /etc/defaults
>>> files are not copied.
>>> - Problem.
>> Like this:
>> - User installs Cygwin, selects base and 27 other packages.  Current
>> version of update-defaults runs.
>> - User later instlls another package (non-Base).  Its /etc/defaults
>> files
>> are not copied.
>> i.e., it has nothing to do with Base and this is what we have already
>> discussed to death.
>Sorry, what I mean is that the /etc/defaults mechanism won't work well for
>non-Base packages.
>Yes, the /etc/profile package is Base, just mentioning that update-defaults
>isn't a generic solution.
>>> 1) The order is known, but perhaps not ideal.
>> What's the order?  I thought it was FindNextFile order.
>So alphabetic (ASCIIbetic, anyway) - not documented by MS anywhere I can
>see, but seems reliable.
>>>> Given the glacial progress of setup.exe development, I guess neither
>>>> is likely to happen soon.
>>> That was a hint, wasn't it :-)
>> Yeah, and a real subtle one at that.  I'm not really pleased with the
>> number of setup.exe problems we seem to be seeing.  I don't know what
>> to do about it, though.
>Number of problems? Yes, its bad that HEAD has regressed since the last
>release, and there have been the occasional issue reported, but beyond that?

Off the top of my head, there seem to be consistent complaints about
window size, the consistent complaints that people have apparently
"installed everything" but not been able to subsequently run programs,
the occasional NULL pointer dereference report, and the problem where an
aborted package download seems to confuse setup.  There are little
things like a help button, or more words at the end of installation like
"Documenation is located here...".  setup is ok as it stands now but,
IMO, it is just ok.  I'd love to see active development and more
snapshots being generated for people to try but, alas, Robert doesn't
have the time for this.


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