Installing new versions of vim doesn't uninstall old versions

Christopher Faylor
Thu Nov 11 20:29:00 GMT 2010

On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 01:57:57PM -0500, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>On 11/11/2010 1:45 PM, Ren?? 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.

And, of course, if anyone can provide a clearly-failing test case we'll fix
the problem in setup.exe.


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