EOL for Windows 95/98/Me

Igor Peshansky pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Tue Feb 13 14:31:00 GMT 2007


On Mon, 12 Feb 2007, Brian Dessent wrote:

> Igor Peshansky wrote:
>
> > The problem is that if setup-9x inherits a mirror URL from the previous
> > setup, that URL may be pointing to a non-9x mirror.  We'll need some sort
> > of sanity check, a way to distinguish 9x mirrors from the non-9x mirrors,
> > so that setup-9x can warn the user that she's about to install the wrong
> > versions of the packages.
>
> Yeah, I see the scenario now.  Maybe the 9x version of setup.exe could
> just use a different filename for /etc/setup/last-mirror so that it does
> not pick up the last mirror used for standard setup.exe.

That, or simply have a special identifier file on the 9x mirrors, and
teach both setup variants to either look for it or make sure it's absent.
	Igor
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