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Re: reinstall downloads

I'm confused, not having looked at it.  I think you're saying the reinstall
is one of the options in the skip, keep, this version, that version, etc
rotation.  If yes then keep reading if not tell me so and delete.

Install from internet:
  Reinstall: should download a fresh copy.  - I'm installing from the
internet and would expect the download.

Download from internet:
  Reinstall: should download a fresh copy.  - This is meaningless but I've
chosen Download from the internet after all.

Install from local directory:
  Reinstall: should _not_ download a fresh copy.  - I would never expect
anything else.


Robert Collins wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Christopher Faylor" <>
> > >
> > >Yes, I was referring to that.  Ok, I'll leave as is.  (I was testing
> > >bz2 support, and watching my download count go up verrry quickly.)
> >
> > The problem is that reinstall could mean reinstall from disk or it
> could
> > mean "freshen" from the cache.  It would probably be nice to be able
> to do
> > both...  Or, no, it probably wouldn't.  This would probably just
> confuse
> > people.
> >
> > You could just add to the logic by checking to see if the version to
> > reinstall exists in the cache and only download when it doesn't.  That
> > shouldn't be too hard.
> >
> > If you think that makes more sense, that's fine with me.
> Cool. Anyone else have input on this? I like the ability to redownload
> the file, and the 'download only' option IMO is correct to do that, not
> the 'install from net' option. So I'll make this change pending further
> feedback.
> Rob

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