setup.exe questions

Chris Faylor
Tue Feb 29 14:35:00 GMT 2000

If I can make a suggestion, let's not get too bogged down in
sprinting before we've learned to crawl.  Why not just release
a bare bones installer and improve it as time goes on?


On Tue, Feb 29, 2000 at 05:32:10PM -0500, Glenn Spell wrote:
>On 29 Feb 2000 around 4:49PM (-0500) Larry Hall (RFK Partners,
>Inc) wrote:
>> At 04:27 PM 2/29/00, Glenn Spell wrote:
>> >I suggest calling them .profile, .cshrc, etc... and that they be
>> >expected to work as installed.
>> If we're going to do this, then putting these files in better be
>> an option (and probably better to default to off!)  I certainly
>> wouldn't be happy if my .profile, .cshrc, .vimrc, etc. got
>> overwritten just because I decided to do an install.  Neither will
>> other than first time users...
>I didn't realize the install routine would be or do an
>upgrade... that's different. I wouldn't expect the install routine to
>consider the quirks of my previous install and my deviations from any
>standards.  In fact, I wouldn't want the install to touch my previous
>install.  I'd make a totally new install and then change that to my
>personal preferences.
>If the installer does upgrades, different options should be used.

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