Installer names not meaningful enough

cyg Simple
Thu Dec 1 13:55:00 GMT 2016

On 12/1/2016 8:25 AM, Vlado wrote:
> On 1.12.2016 13:51, Eliot Moss wrote:
>> I think that including the version of the setup program could be helpful
>> - I tend
>> to add it (renaming the file by hand).  However, clearly we've lived
>> with things this
>> way for a long time ...

More than a score years.

> I disagree.
> I have a script to update Cygwin. This script checks for new version of
> setup, downloads, verifies signature, etc. Things would become much more
> complicated with variable setup file name.
> Finally: Why should I care about the exact version number of setup?
> Script makes backups of the old setup files like setup.exe.0001, 0002,
> ..., just for a cause, but never in the past I did have to looking for
> the setup with exact version number.

The only reason would be if you had an older version of the .ini file.
When the data prerequisites of the .ini file change there is a new
version of setup to handle that.

cyg Simple

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