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Re: cygcheck/strace results in Program Error post-cygwin-1.5.17-1 installation

Igor Pechtchanski wrote:

> Perhaps setup should offer to reboot for you, instead of popping up a
> dialog saying "in-use files were replaced"...  Then the act of not
> rebooting will require clicking "No, I'll reboot later", or something.  As
> much as I hate this feature of Windows installers, it is, perhaps, the
> right approach in this situation.

I too really hate installers that make you try to reboot.

> Setup could also prompt the user to stop the processes before replacing
> in-use files, instead of scheduling their replacement on-reboot.  I've
> been meaning to look into it for a while -- perhaps one of those days I'll
> get a tuit (round or otherwise).

This I think is a good idea.  If setup at least was able to determine if
services or other running programs were open before beginning, it could
offer a page saying, "Stop these processes or else you will probably
have to reboot.  Continue?"  In the case of services, it should offer to
stop and restart them as well.


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