Installer should only delete Mozilla directory if previous version is of a different release



15 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: raccettura, Assigned: Sean Su)


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(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: WONTFIX)



15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030912
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030912

Installer should only delete the directory (all the installed components), if
the release is a step (1.4 -> 1.5).  1.5 -> 1.5.1 (or 1.5b -> 1.5b) should not
prompt to delete components though should remain as a "clean install" option,
should someone wish to do so.

Reason being that to test nightlies, you have to reinstall potentially several
things for testing.

With releases, that means going up a x.x.1 incriment means quite a few steps.

What should happen is it should only happen for larger steps.  For all, you
should have the option to "Clean Install".  

End users don't want to perform more work than necessary.  Testers don't either.
 This is the third time this week I have to reinstall checky, since I can't seem
to update my installation without removing everything.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
how Do you know that nothing changed in the nightly that needs a clean install ?
You should ALWAYS do a clean install as tester


14 years ago
Whiteboard: WONTFIX
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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Comment 3

13 years ago
this won't happen until we have some way to deal with outdated components
resolving WONTFIX
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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