Bugs item #1663367, was opened at 2007-02-19 06:06
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Category: win32
Group: v1.5.0
>Status: Closed
>Resolution: Out of Date
Priority: 5
Private: No
Submitted By: triggz (triggz)
Assigned to: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Summary: Installer is a fuckup

Initial Comment:
I just downloaded GAIM 1.5 for windows. I ran the installer and it said 'Your 
old version of GAIM will be deleted. Continue?'. I hit OK and it WIPED my 
entire user\desktop\ folder! WTF!? No warning about WHAT it planning on 
deleting was given at all.

My previous installation was quite clearly installed in program files\gaim\. I 
would be irate as hell if System Restore hadn't actually fixed it back 100%.

I would highly suggest not forcing it to delete old installations, just 
overwrite instead. Or AT LEAST have a confirmation dialog before it tries to 
wipe files that have never been associated with GAIM.


Other than this near disasterous fuckup, I like GAIM. Keep up the otherwise 
great work.

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>Comment By: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Date: 2007-02-20 23:05

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This was reported once before. I couldn't ever figure out the exact
scenario under which it occurred, but I removed the misfeature that would
delete the whole installation directory (after prompting the user) when the
uninstaller wasn't found.

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