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Re: [Gnumed-devel] installing and using gnumed

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] installing and using gnumed
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 12:10:09 +0100
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> > This is a very debatable issue. The installer should provide
> > profuse hints about what is missing and where it can be gotten
> > from but should not attempt to install it. That's the road
> > down to DLL-hell.
> I don't see a problem. If the installer does not find python it marks it for 
> installation. The user can at any time uncheck the box so it won't get 
> installed. Since I propose to download the original Windows installer for the 
> missing packages there is no difference between calling their installer from 
> within mine or doing it manually. 
As long as that holds true, agreed. But not installing things
like the Windows Scripting Host etc. Or replacing com3xctl.ocx

> The only problem right now is that NSIS seems to have some bugs I cannot work 
> out. It simply does not do certain things despite strong belief that my code 
> is correct.
Given enough eyes all bugs are supposed to be shallow.

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