setup.exe should remove the tar.gz files of old packages

David Starks-Browning
Mon Nov 20 05:11:00 GMT 2000

On Sunday 19 Nov 00, DJ Delorie writes:
> > An 'rm -r' after installation should not be that big a deal.
> Carefully making sure you're deleting the download area, not the installation ;-)

Or their Desktop!  Or C:\!  (Yeah, you can code around this, but are
you sure there aren't *any* bugs?)

Can't we just add a dialogue to remind the user that the *.tar.gz
files remain?  Then they can decide whether to leave or remove it.

It's a fair point that setup shouldn't "secretly" leave 100MB of
*.tar.gz files with no obvious redeeming qualities.  But it seems a
rather delicate matter to know what to delete and what not to, and not
get it wrong.


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