Installer names not meaningful enough

cyg Simple cygsimple@gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 13:55:00 GMT 2016



On 12/1/2016 8:25 AM, Vlado wrote:
> On 1.12.2016 13:51, Eliot Moss wrote:
>> I think that including the version of the setup program could be helpful
>> - I tend
>> to add it (renaming the file by hand).  However, clearly we've lived
>> with things this
>> way for a long time ...

More than a score years.

> 
> I disagree.
> I have a script to update Cygwin. This script checks for new version of
> setup, downloads, verifies signature, etc. Things would become much more
> complicated with variable setup file name.
> Finally: Why should I care about the exact version number of setup?
> Script makes backups of the old setup files like setup.exe.0001, 0002,
> ..., just for a cause, but never in the past I did have to looking for
> the setup with exact version number.
> 

The only reason would be if you had an older version of the .ini file.
When the data prerequisites of the .ini file change there is a new
version of setup to handle that.

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