reinstall downloads

Christopher Faylor
Fri Nov 2 00:21:00 GMT 2001

On Mon, Nov 12, 2001 at 09:24:57AM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Christopher Faylor" <>
>>>The result is that selecting "reinstall" for an install-from-net
>>>downloads the package again.  Is that deliberate, or a side effect of
>>>accomodating downloading the package for download-only installs?
>>If you are referring to the ACTION_REDO, I was under the impression
>>that reinstall was supposed to grab a fresh version.
>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

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.


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