How does setup.exe cope with upgrading of already installed packages if there exist modification in installed files?

Andrew Schulman
Wed Oct 19 14:13:00 GMT 2011

> How about templates?
> For example if package like Mercurial provide
> WEB templates which I like to customize (fix time format to ISO-8601).
> Templates lies in /lib/python2.6/site-packages/mercurial/templates/*.

It seems that that's something you'll have to work out with the Mercurial
package maintainer.  A postinstall script can certainly check to see if
templates have changed, and if they have either leave them in place, or
even merge in new changes, if you can work out a good way to do that
without prompting the user.

> If I prepare some fixes to package which list appropriate to write 
> report to?

This is the right list.  If you put mercurial in the subject, the
maintainer will probably see it.

Good luck,

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