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Re: setup.exe deleted some files

On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 05:40:25PM -0400, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>Paul McFerrin wrote:
>>When I inadvertantly ran setup to perform an upgrade of my B20
>>environment the other week, I noticed that it deleted some files in my
>>/bin directory.  One particular file was "cal.exe" which I use more
>>frequently than a real calendar.  Is this normal or was it a fluke.  I
>>restored it from my backups.  Also deleted were "egrep.exe" and
>I don't think it's reasonable to expect 'setup.exe' to upgrade your
>packages from a B20 installation since too much has changed since then.
>The key is to find the packages with the utilities you want and install
>them.  You can see from the links above, what you want still exists.
>Just install the appropriate package.
>>Can anyone explain the logic setup uses to determine which files to
>>delete?  Was it caused by some menu items not being checked with
>If you uninstall a package, it removes the files for that package.  If
>you ask for an upgrade, it removes the old files and installs the new
>ones.  Of course, that assumes that the packages were installed with
>'setup.exe' to begin with.  If not, all bets are off.

Yeah, I hear ya.  B20 sure was great.  Sigh.


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