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Re: Bug in setup.exe

On Mon, 22 Apr 2002 21:36:46 +1000 Robert Collins <> wrote:

> > From: Cliff Hones [] 
> > Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 9:14 PM
> > The problem seems to be that setup doesn't set these 
> > already-present packages to 'keep' or 'skip' by default, and 
> > there's no way for the user to find out which packages are in 
> > this state.
> So you are suggesting that in download mode it should not offer to
> upgrade any installed packages by default? Or that it should only offer
> upgrades for installed packages without cached files?
> I'll happily accept a (reasonable) patch for the second case, but the
> first case also seems counter-intuitive to me.

I think he'd be happy at this point if it simply wouldn't default to
downloading a file that is already present but not yet installed.

> > I can't actually see any advantage in re-downloading the 
> > packages *by default*.  
> The point of 'download' mode is to allow downloads. If you choose not to
> install what you have downloaded, what should setup assume that means?

The download process should probably not even look at the currently
installed status of packages when deciding keep/skip/version in the choose
screen, just what files it found in the local directory tree.

I am working on a class design that could be used in when in
download mode to make those decisions.
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