[Catalog-sig] Re: PEP 314: Updating the package metadata format

Andrew Kuchling akuchlin@mems-exchange.org
Wed, 23 Apr 2003 14:35:32 -0400

On Wed, Apr 23, 2003 at 08:25:09PM +0200, Thomas Heller wrote:
>Maybe it's a bug in bdist_wininst, but you can first install
>ctypes-0.4.0.exe, than ctypes-0.6.0.exe (for example), and it doesn't
>complain, nor does the latter remove the files from the former.

This is also possible with the install command currently; it just
copies files into place, but doesn't remove any existing files.  With
a working package database the existing files can be removed, though
implementing this will be touchy; we don't want to leave the user's
system broken if the installation fails midway through, having already
removed the old version of the package.

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