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Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Fri Jun 4 17:52:16 CEST 2004

On Jun 4, 2004, at 5:05 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

>  Gerben Wierda wrote:
> On Jun 4, 2004, at 03:59, Anthony Morton wrote:
>  Personally I like to think of i-Installer as 'Fink without the=20
> baggage', but I don't know that Gerben would want to go that far.=A0 =
>  I think more of it as "Installer.app on steroids", but I am aware=20
> that Installer.app has also grown and provides functionality that=20
> i-Installer does not. Installer is able only to install what is needed=20=

> (after having downloaded it all) in a fine grained way, i-installer=20
> installs large chunks, but only downloads these as needed. Again, both=20=

> approaches have advantages and disadvantages.
>  G
>  Again just out of academic curiosity. Are you saying that:
> Apple Installer downloads everything and then picks and choses from=20
> what it has downloaded what it needs to install and leaves the rest=20
> lying around

Apple Installer does not download at all. But Software Update does. Or=20=

you do it by hand. You download a .dmg, on it is a .pkg, in the .pkg is=20=

everything that could be needed. Apple's Installer then analyses what=20
is in the package and compares it with what is in your system and=20
*only* installs what is needed. If you download some combined updater=20
which contains stuff you have already installed, it won't install it=20
again. This is as far as I know what Installer.app *can* do, not that=20
all Installer.app packages *will* do.

>  while
> i-installer decides up front what it will need to install and then=20
> picks and choses what actually to download from what is downloadable?

Yes, but it does it in rather big chunks.

>  Regards
>  --schremmer
> =20=
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