Bug 51598

Summary: NSIS - Running Uninstall.exe without arguments
Product: Tomcat 7 Reporter: Konstantin Kolinko <knst.kolinko>
Component: PackagingAssignee: Tomcat Developers Mailing List <dev>
Severity: normal    
Priority: P2    
Version: 7.0.19   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows XP   

Description Konstantin Kolinko 2011-08-02 00:31:55 UTC
Reviewing r1152863

CreateShortCut "$SMPROGRAMS\Apache Tomcat @VERSION_MAJOR_MINOR@ $TomcatServiceName\Uninstall Tomcat @VERSION_MAJOR_MINOR@.lnk" \
                 "$INSTDIR\Uninstall.exe" '-ServiceName="$TomcatServiceName"'

The trick of passing argument to Uninstall.exe is a bit flawed:  a user can double click Uninstall.exe in Tomcat installation directory and uninstallation will be launched without this additional argument.

I wonder whether we can derive this name from somewhere (from the name of exe files in bin, or from Registry?) and confirm it,  like uninstaller displays/confirms the name of directory it uninstalls from.

A more simple fix could be to just display a warning and abort deinstallation.
Comment 1 Mark Thomas 2011-08-02 09:22:37 UTC
Fixed in 7.0.x and will be in 7.0.20 onwards.