[openbeos-cdt] Re: .pkg installer user interface

  • From: "Waldemar Kornewald" <wkornewald@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos-cdt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 15:30:45 +0200

On 4/14/07, DarkWyrm <darkwyrm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The only reason that I even mentioned it was for certain edge cases
which even I find confusing (and have run into on occasion). Let's say
you have a package that installs things in multiple locations, none of
which go under /boot/apps and have a fixed location (such as ~/config/
lib). It would make no sense whatsoever to list a choice of folders or
even mention a folder at all. Showing any folder would not and could
not accurately describe where things were going. *shrug*

Just a quick note for Łukasz:
I think that our installer should be able to recognize such "bad"
packages and not allow for selecting a target folder (but only a

About showing the file list, I still disagree. If we can work around
bad packages automatically we don't need to inspect them. Nobody does
this under Windows, so why should we?

Waldemar Kornewald

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