JDK-6591761 : upgrade/downgrade for patch-in-place not working correctly for all scenarios
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: install
  • Sub-Component: install
  • Affected Version: 6u4,6u10
  • Priority: P2
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic,windows,windows_vista
  • CPU: generic,x86
  • Submitted: 2007-08-10
  • Updated: 2010-09-17
  • Resolved: 2008-01-29
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6u10 b07Fixed 7Fixed
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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:


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