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Re: Setup behavior: uninstalling existing packages if update unselected

On 31 Aug 2002, Robert Collins wrote:

> On Sat, 2002-08-31 at 08:26, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > This may be me doing something wrong, but that's pretty unlikely, as the
> > procedure was very simple:
> > I have setup  When I ran it to install a source for some
> > package, it offered me to update w32api (I had 1.5-1, and 2.0-1 is out).
> > I didn't want to update just then, and unchecked the checkbox, and then
> > selected the source I wanted.  Setup proceeded to uninstall w32api
> > altogether.  When I ran setup again, w32api was showing as not installed.
> Unchecing the check box -disabled- the binary of that package. You need
> to click on the version until it shows the same as you have, if you
> don't want to change anything.
> Rob

Oops.  The likelihood (see above) just jumped up quite a bit... :-D
Thanks for the explanation.  However, this was not documented anywhere I
could see, so it's good that it's in the archives.
It might be good to also have a help file for setup at some point (no
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