Installing new versions of vim doesn't uninstall old versions

René Berber
Thu Nov 11 18:46:00 GMT 2010

On 11/11/2010 12:21 PM, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:

> On 11/11/2010 1:07 PM, Harrington, John wrote:
>> I recently had a problem with vim that was the result of my unwittingly
>> having two previous versions of vim in my /usr/bin.  Is it normal for the
>> cygwin installer not to delete or clobber the previous versions?  I'm not
>> sure what I did wrong, if anything, in updating my cygwin installation.
> Probably just a local glitch.  We haven't seen other reports of this,
> though
> that could just mean that no one else has noticed.

Actually there are many reports, its not just vim, similar reports have
been made about ssh, and checking for un-installed updates showed other

setup.exe just leaves <you-name-it> (or and the change
never happens.

It may have been one of the old versions of setup, I don't know, some
upgrades do happen correctly when an old one is still there, and left there.
René Berber

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