Installing new versions of vim doesn't uninstall old versions

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Thu Nov 11 18:58:00 GMT 2010

On 11/11/2010 1:45 PM, René Berber wrote:
> 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
> cases.
> 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.

Yeah, maybe that explains this one too.  If John was using 'vim.exe' when he
did an update, then this could be the result.  But there is no vim-specific
issue here.

Larry Hall                    
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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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