Setup installation order?

Rich Elberger
Tue Sep 16 18:04:00 GMT 2003

On Tue, 16 Sep 2003, Rick Rankin wrote:

> I ran into a situation I hadn't seen before a few days ago when I used setup to
> update my Cygwin installation from 1.5.3 to 1.5.4. What happened was that there
> were several packages, in addition to cygwin-1.5.4, that had updates available.
> Setup downloaded the updates, then uninstalled the old packages, including
> cygwin-1.5.3. When it went to install the updates, cygwin-1.5.4 was *not* the
> first package that got installed, so any postinstallion scripts failed with a
> dialog box from the O/S saying that "Windows cannot find cygwin1.dll in <path
> list>" until after cygwin itself was updated. After setup installed the cygwin
> package, the rest of the postinstall scripts ran fine.
> Is the cygwin package given any special consideration during the install
> process (e.g., last to be uninstalled, first to be (re)installed), or is this
> something that's expected to be handled by the dependency list? I've been
> perusing the setup sources, but I haven't quite figured out the dependency
> processing, yet. So far, I haven't found anything related via Google searches,
> either.

There is no dependency work for the postinstalls.

> --Rick
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