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Re: [Setup]: Issue when previous package is deleted [was Re: please upload - expat-1.95.4 bugfix release]

On Mon, Jul 15, 2002 at 02:53:27PM -0400, Nicholas Wourms wrote:
>Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>On Sun, Jul 14, 2002 at 10:09:11PM +0200, Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
>>>expat-1.95.3 was buggy and is no longer available at sourceforge,
>>>so please do delete the Cygwin release too.
>Corinna has inadvertantly discovered a bug in setup  I had 
>expat-1.95.3 installed on my machine and desired to upgrade to the new 
>release.  I decided that, since it was uploaded so recently, I should 
>verify the contents on my mirror of choice.  I just checked the 
>setup.ini file on  It contained an entry for the new 
>expat-1.95.4 with the proper directory path.  I examined the files at 
>the path specified, and they turned out to be the correct version and 
>md5 sums.  I have attached a png of the dialogue for your reference 
>regarding the upcoming explination.  Ok, I fire up setup.exe, point it 
>to, and click "View" once so that it displays all the packages. 
>I then scroll down to expat, only to find it saying "Keep".  I click 
>"Keep" thinking I might get the new version, but instead it cycles to 
>"Uninstall".  I click again, it cycles back to "Keep".  So apparently 
>setup.exe doesn't like it when the previous package is deleted from the 
>mirrors.  Also, the same behaviour can be seen with the _PostInstallLast 
>package.  The machine involved is running WindowsME.  Just thought I'd 
>give a heads up.

Packages get deleted all of the time.

I had no problem installing either expat or _PostInstallLast just seconds


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