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RE: setup.exe beta (testing needed - really!)

On Wed, 26 Mar 2003, Shankar Unni wrote:

> Pavel Tsekov asked:
> > Is it possible that the problematic box has X already installed
> > on it ? If there is an older version of a package already
> > installed, setup  will try to upgrade it.
> No, it doesn't. The "current" column is blank. Also, there are no
> XFree86 packages in the download directory from before, so that's not a
> factor either, I think.
> Actually, that brings up a good point: how does setup decide if a
> package has been installed, and what version of it? Where does it keep
> this information?
> Perhaps I had once installed and then removed XFree86 (I can't
> remember), and that has left some droppings behind somewhere?
> --
> Shankar.

Currently, the list of installed packages is stored in
/etc/setup/installed.db (subject to change at any time).  It should be
updated on every install/uninstall/upgrade.
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