[Bug 22304] New: MSI file overwrite property

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Wed Apr 7 12:09:17 CDT 2010


           Summary: MSI file overwrite property
           Product: Wine
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: x86
               URL: http://www.securenetterm.com
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: msi
        AssignedTo: wine-bugs at winehq.org
        ReportedBy: support at securenetterm.com

The WINE MSI does not honor the Installshield file "never overwrite" property.

In many applications, user perferences are saved in application specific
control files contained in unique OS specific user locations.  These files
contain unique user specific values and should not be overwitten or deleted
when an application is uninstalled, then installed again.

In Installshield, an option is given to mark these files not to be overwritten.
 This is passed to the Microsoft msi installer.

In the WINE version of MSI, the override flags are ignored, thus destoying all
user specific information.

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