Uninstaller: 2 questions

Tom Spear speeddymon at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 13:50:49 CDT 2007

On 4/25/07, Steven Edwards <winehacker at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> I've watched your discussions for a while and have been meaning to
> comment but have been super busy. The uninstaller was one of the first
> things I looked at when getting in to wine development and it confused
> me to no end due to a bug that only showed up when running it under
> windows.

I assume, then, that you have since fixed it?  If not, I'd like to take a stab.

> The whole windows uninstall process was borked for a long time until
> the advent of msi. I think we should follow the behavior of newer
> versions of windows and if the process fails to remove the entry, the
> next time the user tries to uninstall the application, it should
> prompt to remove the offending entry. I know it seems dumb, if the
> uninstall really did work but was just being stupid in not removing
> the entry, why not remove it? I just worry we will get in to a
> situation where the uninstall partly worked and uninstall.exe goes
> ahead, removes the entry and then the user is left with old files
> floating around. Better to leave the entry and then the next time they
> try to run it, prompt them to just remove the offending entry.
Ok, then that is the current behavior, so I will leave it alone.



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