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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
> about.

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, joostje@debian.org
#!/usr/bin/perl -sp0777i<X+d*lMLa^*lN%0]dsXx++lMlN/dsM0<j]dsj
$/=unpack('H*',$_);$_=`echo 16dio\U$k"SK$/SM$n\EsN0p[lN*1
#what's this? see http://www.dcs.ex.ac.uk/~aba/rsa/

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