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Subject: Re: Setup - Idea...
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 20:13:36 +1100
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> Ok, I'll be the religious one.  If a package is removed from setup.ini
> then setup should leave previously installed versions alone.  If a
> package needs to be removed due to serious conflicts with Cygwin then a
> null package can be created to remove the conflicting files.  Then at a
> later date the null package can be deleted.
> Note: A null package is one with just an obligatory
> /usr/doc/cygwin/<package>-README that explains the removal decision.

This 'feature' I hadnt considered - it implements all the abilities that I
was thinking might be needed...
So therefore my post was useless afterall! :) (well besides me learning
something potentially useful at some point in the future)


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