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From: "Michael A Chase" <mchase AT ix DOT netcom DOT com>
To: <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
Subject: Re: Setup.exe subdirectories
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 02:20:29 -0800
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
To: "Michael A Chase" <mchase AT ix DOT netcom DOT com>; <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002 23:04
Subject: RE: Setup.exe subdirectories

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Michael A Chase [mailto:mchase AT ix DOT netcom DOT com]
>>
>> I just tried downloading the new grep package in one
>> setup.exe run and then
>> installing it in another.  Until I deleted the old setup.ini
>> in the base
>> directory, I got message IDS_OLD_SETUPINI when I tried to
>> install from the
>> local directory.
>>
>> It looks like the setup.ini routines in ini.cc and iniparse.y are
>> overwriting setup_timestamp and setup_version with the last
>> setup.ini file
>> read.  If that happens to be the newest, everyone is happy.
>> If it isn't
>> things could be confused.
>>
>> Would it be worthwhile for me to try to make sure only the
>> newest setup.ini
>> gets used?
>
> No.  They are all meant to be used.  What could happen is that the warning
> specifies which sites are out of date, and allows the user to turn the
warning
> off in future.  Otherwise, I think we will want to eliminate the warning,
as
> > with multiple sites and merged ini's it's kinda obsolete.

Right now all the warning says is that setup.ini is out of date, not which.
Because there is only one setup_version recorded, it only applies to the
last setup.ini parsed.  Perhaps the warning should be moved to just after
the call to yyparse() in do_remote_ini() and find_routine().  The site URL
or directory could also be added to the parse error message box.
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