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Re: ? How is the ShellExt Registered (Manual Installation)

From: Alec S. <googroups_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 00:03:56 -0700 (PDT)

On Mar 17, 1:19 pm, Stefan Küng <tortoise..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Alec S. wrote:
> > On Mar 17, 12:07 pm, Alf Christophersen
> > <alf.christopher..._at_medisin.uio.no> wrote:
> >> And what do you do when uninstalling the application by removing just the folder and leave the registry full of crap?
> > regedit /s uninstall.reg
> Great! You just broke every application that requires *one* (or more)
> components of the application you just uninstalled.

On Mar 17, 4:09 pm, Stefan <tortoise..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > With "regedit /s uninstall.reg" you remove all the registry entries the
> > application needed when you installed it. Including all the entries for
> > shared objects.
> > By removing those, you broke all other applications which require those
> > shared objects, because you removed the registry entries for those too.
> One thing to add here:
> If you would do that with TSVN, and you (or one of the poor souls
> using your custom method) also have TortoiseCVS installed, you would
> just have broken all the overlay icons. Because now, TSVN and TCVS
> share the overlay handler.

Ah, see, you're talking about TSVN. You can make sweeping, absolute
statements about that because you know it as a developer, but you
cannot know and thus cannot use statements like that about all other
apps. There are plenty of apps that don't need fancy installers, even
Subversion itself comes in ZIP form.

Alec S.
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Received on 2008-03-19 08:04:04 CET

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