A couple of setup.exe nits
Wed Feb 27 09:39:00 GMT 2002
On Thu, Feb 28, 2002 at 12:32:06AM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jason Tishler [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 12:23 AM
> > 1. setup.exe no longer responds to Windows messages during
> > postinstall.
> > I noticed this because one of my postinstall scripts did a
> > SendMessage(HWND_BROADCAST, ...) which caused a deadlock
> > situation. I changed to PostMessage() to workaround the
> > problem. Note that Task Manager also indicates a status of
> > "Not Responding".
> Hmm, do we care? (Seriously, do we?/should we?)
I don't know. However, this is a change in behavior and one that can
cause deadlocks and make Task Manager "unhappy."
> > 2. /etc/setup/installed.db indicates files end with ".bz2"
> > regardless of
> > their true suffix.
> Which files? The list files or the package files? If the package files,
> then that is purely for backwards compatability with older setup's to
> ensure that they still parse it correctly. The canonical package name
> was never used for anything that isn't present elsewhere anyway.
Package files. From the above, I guess that there is no need to worry.
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