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RE: How does setup.exe handle duplicate files?
- To: 'DJ Delorie' <dj at delorie dot com>, Jason dot Tishler at dothill dot com
- Subject: RE: How does setup.exe handle duplicate files?
- From: Heribert Dahms <heribert_dahms at icon-gmbh dot de>
- Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 23:46:29 +0200
- Cc: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
are there valid reasons to have duplicates in the first place?
This isn't Win* where everything is just dumped to system32!
Are we speaking about installing a single package or multiple?
I consider a given package having duplicates in itself buggy.
My definition of a package is that several of them are distinct,
othogonal sets of files, so there also shouldn't be duplicates
across packages. Am I missing something basic here?
Bye, Heribert (email@example.com)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: DJ Delorie [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, June 09, 2000 18:22
> To: Jason.Tishler@dothill.com
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> Subject: Re: How does setup.exe handle duplicate files?
> > I don't see how this policy guarantees that the correct instance of
> > a duplicate file is always installed.
> It doesn't. There is no way to know which version is the correct
> version. It's a problem that hasn't been solved yet.
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