Ticket #32190 (closed defect: duplicate)
couchdb 1.1.1 preserve local.ini between installs
|Reported by:||erik@…||Owned by:||jwa@…|
I would argue that the local.ini, or at least a modified local.ini, should be left alone by uninstall and install. As it stands, the local.ini is removed by uninstall, and install will fail at the activation stage if a (modified?) local.ini already exists.
The use case is an uninstall / install.
I think preservation of local.ini would be expected behavior, and that a warning, but not error, during installation of an existing local.ini is merited.
After all, the couchdb database is left alone during uninstall / install, as one would expect. However, wiping the local.ini can effectively disable the database.
I might mention that a common tactic to deal with a broken install is to uninstall/install a port, and finding your local.ini wiped is unpleasant.
according to the couchdb docs and the comments in local.ini the local.ini is not supposed to be touched by a "server upgrade" . I think this policy can be fairly extended to this case.
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