[patch] setup.exe changes for Redownload/Reinstall Current version or Sources only - Part 2

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Thu May 10 16:17:00 GMT 2001

On Thu, May 10, 2001 at 06:47:48PM -0400, DJ Delorie wrote:
>I don't think setup needs to know the difference between a new install
>and an upgrade, just some simple common-sense rules about the mount
>* Create the / mount.  This always happens, because we ask the user for
>* For other mount points setup wants to create, check to see if the
>directory is non-empty.  If so, warn the user.  I'm not sure if setup
>can gracefully deal with a non-empty directory without a lot of extra
>logic.  I'm also not sure what to do with existing mounts that refer to
>subdirectories of the old root mount (if old root differs from new
>root).  It's probably a bad idea to keep them around, since you'd end
>up either mixing versions or corrupting the old installation, but
>should we delete them or map them into the new root?
>* Now, read the *whole* mount table as it now stands.
>* When creating files (either for its own purposes or while extracting
>a tar file), honor the mount table as-is.

This is close to what I have done.  I'm almost finished with something
that uses the mount table.


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