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Re: The TWIN stuff from willows

On Thu, 3 Jul 1997, joost witteveen wrote:

> > > 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.

But what about Windows applications that won't install a file because that
file is already there, than that file gets uninstalled, and bang, your
application doesn't work anymore.  


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