[Xerte-dev] Re: Preparation for 1.8 Release

David Goodwin david at palepurple.co.uk
Thu Jul 12 12:44:34 BST 2012

On 12 Jul 2012, at 12:32, Pat Lockley wrote:

> I think this is a use case though
> Install once, delete setup (or cripple setup).


> Installing a second time = upgrade and therefore a different process now?

Yes - hence 'upgrade.php'

And when someone decides they wish to trash their XOT installation / start again, they MAY not know how to clear out MySQL - so (in my mind) it makes sense to do a "drop table if exists" in the DB creation stuff. 

If you don't do a drop table thing, you would have either had the case that people end up with duplicate row(s) (which I suspect would cause problem), or your code already deleted/overwrote any records that already existed?


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