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Re: setup.exe deleted some files
Can you really *expect* that someone running B20 for 5+ years can
remember from "which package" to select so you will not lose a
particular program that you've been using for years. Heck I didn't even
know it was part of the "linux" util package. I never used a Linus
system before. The "cal" command was introduced back in SVR2 days
(~1976)! Way before Linux came on the scene! Yes, I'm showing my age.
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"
I don't think it's reasonable to expect 'setup.exe' to upgrade your
from a B20 installation since too much has changed since then. The
to find the packages with the utilities you want and install them.
see from the links above, what you want still exists. Just install the
Can anyone explain the logic setup uses to determine which files to
delete? Was it caused by some menu items not being checked with "keep"?
If you uninstall a package, it removes the files for that package. If
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.
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