setup.exe deleted some files
Tue Sep 25 03:30:00 GMT 2007
Can you really *expect* that someone running B20 for 5+ years can
remember from "which package" to select so you will not lose a
particular program that you've been using for years. Heck I didn't even
know it was part of the "linux" util package. I never used a Linus
system before. The "cal" command was introduced back in SVR2 days
(~1976)! Way before Linux came on the scene! Yes, I'm showing my age.
Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> Paul McFerrin wrote:
>> When I inadvertantly ran setup to perform an upgrade of my B20
>> environment the other week, I noticed that it deleted some files in
>> my /bin directory. One particular file was "cal.exe" which I use
>> more frequently than a real calendar. Is this normal or was it a
>> fluke. I restored it from my backups. Also deleted were "egrep.exe"
>> and "fgrep.exe".
> I don't think it's reasonable to expect 'setup.exe' to upgrade your
> from a B20 installation since too much has changed since then. The
> key is
> to find the packages with the utilities you want and install them.
> You can
> see from the links above, what you want still exists. Just install the
> appropriate package.
>> Can anyone explain the logic setup uses to determine which files to
>> delete? Was it caused by some menu items not being checked with "keep"?
> If you uninstall a package, it removes the files for that package. If
> ask for an upgrade, it removes the old files and installs the new ones.
> Of course, that assumes that the packages were installed with 'setup.exe'
> to begin with. If not, all bets are off.
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