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Re: [RFC] 1.7 Packaging: Obsolete packages

On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 05:16:30PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Jul 25 10:52, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 11:40:34AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> >Nice example.  Still, for now we should assume that we go the upgrade
>> >path.  I'm going to investigate the impact of a clean cut in the next
>> >couple of days.
>> It seems like maybe another change to setup.exe would be in order here
>> or maybe there could be a base package which did any cleanup required to
>> purge unneeded packages.
>Another base package sounds like an interesting idea.  OTOH, setup would
>use the existing local setup database and might get something wrong
>before the new base package has a chance to do the cleanup.  Baah.
>Maybe we could provide an upgrade helper script which should run *before*
>running setup for the ultimate upgrade.

I was thinking of a variation of _update_info which waited until everything
was done  before it started doing anything.  You could even write a mingw
app which didn't rely on cygwin to do some of the work.


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