Opened 13 years ago
Closed 4 years ago
#1080 closed enhancement (wontfix)
Windows native installer: reinstall
|Reported by:||martinl||Owned by:|
It would be useful to improve Windows native installer by adding reinstall method. Currently already installed GRASS is removed (including user settings) and afterwards installed the new version. It would be nice to add "reinstall" option when only modified (size-based or marked) files would be replaced. The user configuration should be untouched which is the key point.
Change History (5)
comment:1 by , 13 years ago
comment:2 by , 12 years ago
|Milestone:||6.4.0 → 6.4.2|
comment:3 by , 10 years ago
I agree that trying to figure out a file-diff would be problematic. The current auto-uninstall the old ver & install from fresh the new ver isn't so bad if you aren't doing it every day.
the grassrc6 file is preserved for all but the msys startup (which has it's own /home/ somewhere other than the user's main one [is that safe for those with no write access to Program Files?])
comment:4 by , 7 years ago
|Milestone:||6.4.2 → 6.4.6|
comment:5 by , 4 years ago
|Status:||new → closed|
Replying to martinl:
actual the wingrass-installer does following (see http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/browser/grass/branches/releasebranch_6_4/mswindows/GRASS-Installer.nsi#L160)
so asked is rather an upgrade/update of the installation with a newer version and keeping the user configuration than a reinstall of several changed/newer files?
just replacing modified files (size-based or marked) could maybe problematic, if for example the underlying build system has changed with newer version of the dependecies?
best regards Helmut