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Re: Suggestions to setup.exe
- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 02 Apr 2011 22:44:18 -0400
- Subject: Re: Suggestions to setup.exe
- References: <BANLkTim6npP1t9LJs7Oh=gQJRqEtGpP-iA@mail.gmail.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On 4/2/2011 12:44 PM, Tony wrote:
Hi. I just installed this package here which brought with it a ton of
dependancies. Why can't setup.exe, when I want to uninstall this
package, also uninstall all the dependancies? Please make the next
Cygwin release support "clean uninstalls".
That's not as easy as it might initially sound. Uninstalling all dependencies
might result in other utilities not working, since these dependencies could be
shared. Determining the dependencies to install is easier than determining
those that are safe to uninstall. So that's by way of explanation for why you
see the behavior you currently see from 'setup.exe' when uninstalling a
package. That said, it is possible to figure out which dependencies could
safely be uninstalled. That part of your request could be implemented in
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