#453 uninstall blindly deletes all files in subtree

v0.3.13
closed
nobody
None
9
2010-05-01
2010-01-18
Anonymous
No

Well, not so unexpected, would you say?

For me to the contrary: I accidentally hit the wrong key at install.

My fault, you would say? Well: During directory choose at install, i hit "enter" when a correct intermediate directory was met - at level 1 under the root (- for my sake!). Where i expected this directory to be transfered into the directory chooser input field for further definition - as with all other installers on this wide world - this installer began his work...

Installation went to the completely wrong directory.

Well, has nothing to do with uninstall, would you say?

To the contrary: I wanted to uninstall it using the uninstall entry in the windows software manager instead of going manually through registry entries and such. Well: I had done nothing with this programm - I simply wanted to reverse the installation imediately in place.

The complete directory tree vanished, because the herein used installer blindly deleted everything from his directory level downward.

Expected behavior: It should only delete files and directories created on his own!
IF a complete directory tree should be deleted, at least a confirmation should appear, stating what will be done.

You can imagine what happens, should anybody sometimes accidentally (because of this likewise unexpected behavior of the installer with his directory chooser) install this game into something like a top level directory!

Discussion

  • Geoff Topping
    Geoff Topping
    2010-01-18

    • priority: 5 --> 9
     
  • Geoff Topping
    Geoff Topping
    2010-05-01

    • status: open --> closed
     
  • Geoff Topping
    Geoff Topping
    2010-05-01

    This should be fixed in th v0.3.14 release.