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Similar problems with other upgrades
Authored by: dacrotty on Feb 26, '02 04:15:41PM

Actually, the subject has come up in regards to upgrades for other programs (MS Office, Toast) that use VISE installers. The thread is here:

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20020222092948120

Apparently many installers have problems locating programs if they're not in the Applications folder. MS Office installs by having you drag a folder onto your hard drive, with no instructions as to where it should be located.

The big problem I have with this is what happens when you need to reinstall the OS? As I understand it, as of OSX.1, you can't reinstall from the cd over a newer version of the system. You have to instead reformat the drive partition which erases everything that's on it. If I am forced to put all applications into the Applications folder on the system partition, does this mean that I will need to reinstall everything whenever I need to reinstall the OS? This majorly compounds what is already a painful procedure.



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