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Re: RFC: [PATCH] Retry replacing in-use files in setup

On Wed, 15 Feb 2006, Lapo Luchini wrote:

> Igor Peshansky wrote:
> > On Wed, 15 Feb 2006, Lapo Luchini wrote:
> >
> >> Igor Peshansky wrote:
> >>
> >>> I'd like some comments from people on both the behavior and my
> >>> assumptions.
> >>>
> >> I like the idea.
> >>
> >> I guess/hope this also solves the "bug" that also if the command line
> >> option to waiting for files (i.e. NOT putting them on the reboot-list)
> >> they are marked as not correctly installed? (but they in fact are)
> >
> > No, this does not fix that "bug".  I assume you mean the
> > "--no-replaceonreboot" option -- as I understand it, the way it was
> > designed to work is to mark the files as "failed to install" instead of
> > putting them on the "replace-on-reboot" list if they could not be replaced
> > right away.  It was not designed to wait for files -- that's what my patch
> > is doing.
> Err... strange... in fact that option *does* indeed wait for files: the
> modal window is open continually trying to write the file until I
> "unlock" it (usually with a "net stop sshd"), and only then it continues
> installing other files.
> That's way I thought it was a bug and not a meant feature. ^_^

Umm, now I'm confused.  There is nothing in the setup source that would
explain this behavior.  Which version of setup are you using?  Which OS is
this happening on?  We *are* talking about the "-r"/"--no-replaceonreboot"
option, right?
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