Windows install/uninstall behavior [Re: RELEASED Python 2.3.2 (final)]
Mike at DeleteThis.Geary.com
Sat Oct 4 07:35:04 CEST 2003
> > The Python uninstaller is very good about removing only the stuff it
> > installed, and leaves other packages alone.
> [Michael Geary]
> > Hmm... The Python 2.3 uninstaller doesn't seem to behave that way. It
> > removed my *entire* Python23 directory including all packages
> > installed in that directory.
> Not in my experience. Heck, I uninstalled Python 2.3.1 on Windows today
> order to install 2.3.2 over it. All external packages survived intact
> are working fine after the core Python upgrade). This includes packages
> installed under Lib\site-packages\, additional .lib files under libs\, and
> additional header files installed by ZODB under include\ZODB3\. I'm
> about the PythonLabs installer, btw, based on Wise. Maybe you're using
> other installer? Or maybe you have to buy a secret registry key from
> Heller <wink>.
Mystery solved. I was curious to see what the uninstaller was going to do,
so I selected the Custom uninstall option instead of Automatic. One of the
Custom options is to delete the entire Python directory, and I selected that
without noticing it. Oops! :-)
It was no problem, I didn't have anything in there I needed, and if I had
I'd just grab it from backup.
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