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Authored by: dewme5 on Nov 03, '01 04:21:40PM

I did not delete my previous version of itunes. but I have read cases of people that did, and did not delete itunes.. both have had problems
I do have multiple partitions, bob <osx drive>, bob.2, bob 3, A Big Boy, and Macintosh HD <os9.2 volume>

Bob is what i installed to, and is also the X partion. every other partiton got screwed up.

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install problems
Authored by: ashill on Nov 03, '01 04:36:13PM

Even if someone did delete iTunes, the bug would still bite him if he didn't delete the iTunes package receipt; see my comment "Shell scripts checking for old iTunes files."

I myself had no problems, although I deleted only the application itself. I have two partitions: one named "Hard Disk" and one (invisible) named "swap". I'm not sure, but I think my external disk (named "Firewire Disk") was also mounted. I guess I was lucky because none of my partitions' names are the same before the first space.

-Alex Hill

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Trying to replicate...
Authored by: robg on Nov 03, '01 04:59:54PM

I've been trying to figure out exactly what happened, but I'm having no luck. I created a "mytestdir" directory (to duplicate "Volumes) and then made "test", "test 1" and "test 2" directories inside. I then tried to execute what I thought the "rm -rf" command would look like ("rm -rf mytestdir/test 1/iTunes.pkg 2> /dev/null"). This did, indeed, delete the "test" directory, but "test 1" and "test 2" were fine. I'm not sure how this managed to delete multiple volumes...unless Apple had a wildcard symbol after the "Disk" word?

On the MacWorld boards, though, one of the people that got zapped had very different volume names (but they did have spaces), so there's more going on than just similar names...


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