Re: The TWIN stuff from willows
> > We need to expand alien to be able to process *.inf files and other
> > installation stuff so that we can convert Windows apps to install
> > under dpkg.
> It's going to be a little more complicated than that. Their are so many
> different ways of installing stuff in the windows world, that it would be
> nearlly impossible to keep track of everything. Such as, version numbers
> being inside the .dll's. Differen't methods for installation: The old
> Microsoft setup, to the new InstallShield methods. What would be better,
> is for a method to track the installation, such as the pcmag utility
> InCtrl2. Using the Info gained from monitering the Installation, maybe
> you could uninstall it, but then again, this is windows we are talking
No, it's *Unix*! We really *should* be able to strace or whatever
the whole installation process, and record all files the installation
process creates! No matter how strange the installation happens on the
windows side, it *should* work.
joost witteveen, firstname.lastname@example.org
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