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Bug ID: JDK-6591761 upgrade/downgrade for patch-in-place not working correctly for all scenarios
JDK-6591761 : upgrade/downgrade for patch-in-place not working correctly for all scenarios

Details
Type:
Bug
Submit Date:
2007-08-10
Status:
Closed
Updated Date:
2010-09-17
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
2008-01-29
Component:
install
OS:
windows_vista,generic,windows
Sub-Component:
install
CPU:
x86,generic
Priority:
P2
Resolution:
Fixed
Affected Versions:
6u4,6u10
Fixed Versions:
6u10 (b07)

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Description
Patch in place currently works correctly for the most common scenarios (Those of which the user is upgrading to newer versions from older versions).  However there are issues when trying to install older versions of consumer or static installs when newer versions are already installed.  It also does not always do the right thing when installing same version over the same version.  The experience should completely match the spec at:

http://j2se.sfbay.sun.com/web/bin/view/Deployment/PatchInPlace

                                    

Comments
EVALUATION

ok
                                     
2007-08-15
SUGGESTED FIX

Reinstall scenarios are fixed.  Implemented changes to offline installer.
If you are not installing with STATIC=1, you may see "A newer version is already installed.", or if current version installed Static "This version is already installed."
testcases: http://j2se.sfbay.sun.com/web/bin/view/Deployment/PatchInPlace

webrev:
http://sa.sfbay.sun.com/projects/deployment_data/6u5/6591761.3
                                     
2007-10-30



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