How does setup.exe handle duplicate files?

Chris Faylor
Fri Jun 9 08:49:00 GMT 2000

On Fri, Jun 09, 2000 at 11:40:59AM -0400, DJ Delorie wrote:
>> Does setup.exe handle duplicate files correctly?  To be explicit, if
>> more than one tar.gz archive contain a file with the same name, does
>> setup.exe install the correct one?
>No, it just randomly picks one.  As of setup 1.48, though, it should
>install all files writable so that this problem is avoided.

Actually previous versions of setup install files as writable, also.


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