Issue 15690 - install over older version
Summary: install over older version
Alias: None
Product: Installation
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC5
Hardware: PC Windows 95
: P3 Trivial with 6 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-06-16 20:55 UTC by rjvbertin
Modified: 2018-08-13 16:03 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description rjvbertin 2003-06-16 20:55:28 UTC
I just tried to install over the 1.1b installation directory, on a removable drive with just enough space to hold the 1.1b2 installation.
Your installer can't do this, and there is no documentation on any commandline options to accomplish this. Yet, I think it should be possible...
Too bad for 1.1b2...
Comment 1 Olaf Felka 2003-06-17 08:46:13 UTC
I don't think that this will make sense as long as the libraries of
beta1 are not compatible to beta2.
please have a look.
Comment 2 rjvbertin 2003-06-29 18:19:05 UTC
Update: I can confirm that 1.1beta2 over 1.1beta2 seems to work. I 
specified to replace all files, of course. B2 doesn't seem to be less 
stable than b1, and I didn't have to re-configure for the Nth time ;)
Comment 3 rjvbertin 2003-08-12 13:16:04 UTC
Just discovered that the 1.1 RC2 release refuses to install over the 1.1b2 installation, a step back from the 1.1b2 installer that happily handled (updated) a 1.1b1 installation. And *despite* the claim that upgrading is now supported...

It does, however, propose to *repair* the installation. I tried that, got a whole bunch of "can't register XXX.dll" errors, but whatever version I now have, it still works. [Oh, and -- surprise -- I found myself with an activated quickloader again AARGH!]

Is it possible that no detailed check is made of the build number?

I REaLLY hope that the final version *will* install over whatever non-final version is present!
Comment 4 rjvbertin 2003-09-27 20:28:32 UTC
RC5 again does not want to upgrade rc3 (I missed rc4). And since Win95 support is not explicitly mentioned, I'm certainly not going to try uninstalling RC3 first.

Quite disappointed.
Comment 5 tdk 2007-09-19 11:24:53 UTC
I would like to see this feature as well, but not only for PCs, ie Windows, but
for all OSes. On Solaris it is extremely difficult to remove an older version if
one upgraded to a new OO.
Comment 6 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:55:47 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 7 oooforum (fr) 2018-08-13 16:03:50 UTC
All versions are obsolete