[vlc-devel] commit: Delete *.dll and plugins before install. (Jean-Baptiste Kempf )

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Tue Sep 16 21:19:27 CEST 2008

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 02:52:54PM +0200, Antoine Cellerier wrote :
> On Tue, Sep 16, 2008, hannes_b at gmx.at wrote:
> > at install make a list of installing files and at deinstall delete only the installed files as an option so people can keep external plugins.
> This is already what we do. I don't get why we need this commit?
> (maybe for people installing over really old versions)
Easy: if the uninstaller does not work correctly for example if it is
missing some uninstall.log, or if it was installed once with .zip or .7z
files, there will be some plugins/*dll leftovers.

If you don't believe me, just add a vlc plugin for 0.8.6 in a 0.9.0

Best Regards,

Jean-Baptiste Kempf

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