Opened 5 years ago

Closed 6 weeks ago

#638 closed Bug / Defect (fixed)

64 bit installer will not uninstall 32bit previous version

Reported by: Gert Döring Owned by: Samuli Seppänen
Priority: major Milestone: release 2.5.3
Component: Generic / unclassified Version: OpenVPN git master branch (Community Ed)
Severity: Not set (select this one, unless your'e a OpenVPN developer) Keywords:
Cc: tincantech


Installed a 64bit "master" installer yesterday for testing on a win7/64 system that had a 32bit installation beforehand. Net result: two openvn installtions, one in "\program files\openvpn" and one in "\program files (x86)\openvpn".

Of course this is an operator error, but we *do* de-install a "same-bit-size" openvpn version if encountered beforehand - so maybe we should offer "found 32 bit installation. uninstall? yes/no".

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by Samuli Seppänen

In the community meeting on 28th Dec 2015 it was decided to warn the user about an existing 32-bit installation. This is easier than doing a full uninstall of a different bitness OpenVPN, which would warrant a similar warning box also.

comment:2 Changed 18 months ago by tincantech

Cc: tincantech added

comment:3 Changed 8 months ago by tincantech

Milestone: release 2.4release 2.5

comment:4 Changed 7 weeks ago by Gert Döring

Milestone: release 2.5release 2.5.3

So, what to do about this ticket? Close? Is this fixed with the MSI installer (= what does the MSI installer do on a 64 bit windows system if there is a 32 bit OpenVPN already installed)?

comment:5 Changed 6 weeks ago by Samuli Seppänen

I suggest we just close this. It was created five years ago and nobody has chimed in here "I want this". I'm not sure what MSI does, but again, the demand for this feature does not seem high.

comment:6 Changed 6 weeks ago by Samuli Seppänen

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
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