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Shell scripts checking for old iTunes files
Authored by: ashill on Nov 03, '01 04:21:02PM
In the same Resources folder of the iTunes installer package, the file VolumeCheck checks for and deletes the receipt from the previous install of iTunes:

# if current iTunes pkg exists, delete it b/c of Installer bug
if [ -e $1Library/Receipts/iTunes.pkg ] ; then
	rm -rf $1Library/Receipts/iTunes.pkg 2> /dev/null

# return do nothing status to Installer
exit 0
I'm not sure what that first comment in the script means. Presumably, there's some bug in the installer that prevents updating an old version succesfuly; therefore, they just delete the remnants of the old version. As you noted, Rob, the bug in the shell script is the one that deletes every file on the hard drive; I wonder what the bug in the Installer itself is.
By the way, $1 and $2 (and $n, where n is an integer) are not normal shell variables. I'm not very experienced with shell scripts, but, as I understand it, $1 refers to the first argument on the command line call, $2 to the second, etc. Therefore, if someone could find the script in there that executes the preflight script, we should be able to figure out the problem more preciesly. -Alex Hill

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