0.91 installer does not update properly previous 0.48 installation, installs side by side

Bug #1417070 reported by Eugenia Cachia on 2015-02-02
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Bug Description

0.91 msi installer does not update properly 0.48 installation. After running 0.91 installer I have two there are two registry entries:

1.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Inkscape]
"DisplayName"="Inkscape 0.48.5"
"DisplayVersion"="0.48.5"

2.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{81922150-317E-4BB0-A31D-FF1C14F707C5}]
"DisplayName"="Inkscape 0.91pre4"
"DisplayVersion"="0.91"

The actually installed application is of v0.91, but it would be nice if the new 0.91 installer would also remove the 0.48 from the registry.

tested on WinServer 2008 x64

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Please update the bug description with information about which installer was used (32bit/64bit, msi/exe).

Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Incomplete
rickmastfan67 (rickmastfan67) wrote :

I think this doesn't happen because 0.48.5 is a 32bit application and you installed the 64bit version of 0.91.

su_v (suv-lp) on 2015-02-02
tags: added: packaging win32 win64
Eugenia Cachia (16domains) wrote :

I have tested the update from v0.48 to v0.91 with both 0.91 installers ( x86 and x64), with the same result: after the update there are two registry entries, for 0.48 and for 0.91.
It would look much "cleaner" if the new 0.91 msi installer removes also all registry entries from the previously installed versions.

su_v (suv-lp) on 2015-02-05
Changed in inkscape:
status: Incomplete → New
theAdib (theadib) wrote :

This is a known limitation of the new msi based installer.
I am sorry to not enough communicated this limitation.
Thee should not be such side by side installation using msi only.

regrads, Adib.

tags: added: msi
su_v (suv-lp) on 2015-03-05
Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Won't Fix
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