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Re: Should I uninstall the old version before upgrading?
I have 5.0 in a separate directory, but I accepted the default directory fo the updates of 6.0. I'm not going to keep incremental updates at the 0.01 level in seperate directories, especially since they're half a gig each. On Mar 14, 10:19 am, Murray Eisenberg <mur... at math.umass.edu> wrote: > When you say you "installed 6.0.2 on top of 6.0.1", do you mean into the > SAME $InstallationDirectory? > > Except when a program installer (or documentation) explicitly tells me I > can do that, I would never do so. > > > > Helen Read wrote: > > Murray Eisenberg wrote: > >> Andrew Moylan wrote: > >>> On Mar 11, 7:00 pm, =EA=CD=EA=CD <huihui.... at gmail.com> wrote: > >>>> I want to upgrade Mathematica from v6.0 to v6.0.1. Can I just install > >>>> the new version directly without uninstalling the old version? Should > >>>> I uninstall the old version manually before upgrading? > > >>>> Thanks very much! > >>> Yes, do uninstall first. If you don't, you may encounter problems such > >>> as this: > > >>>http://groups.google.com/group/comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica/browse_... > >>> thread/8300a97190bd0c3b/f35b55aec1ae60a3?lnk=gst&q=%24Failed+drawing+too= > >>> ls#f35b55aec1ae60a3 > >> This is a problem that occurs only if one has moved palettes to a new > >> location? Because if you install 6.0.2 in an $InstallationDirectory > >> separate from that for 6.0.1, why should it be a problem? > > > Evidently it's an issue with the installer. > > > I installed 6.0.2 on top of 6.0.1 on a fairly new XP desktop PC, and it > > failed to put the new DrawingTools palette where it need to go. I have > > always installed all versions of Mathematica to the default directory, > > and have not moved the palettes (or anything else) around. The problem > > did not occur on my (older) XP laptop. Someone from Wolfram called me on > > the phone to get some more details, because they had not been able to > > reproduce the issue. The suspicion, after talking to me, was that the > > reason for the different behavior was that my laptop had had older > > versions of Mathematica installed, whereas the first version installed > > on the desktop was 6.0.0. WRI was able to reproduce the problem after > > talking to me, but did not have a fix for it other than uninstalling, > > deleting the installation directory, and reinstalling. > > > I didn't have the problem when I installed 6.0.2 over top of 6.0.1 on a > > Vista machine (which also never had anything prior to v.6), so this is > > seemingly an XP specific problem. > > > -- > > Helen Read > > University of Vermont > > -- > Murray Eisenberg mur... at math.umass.edu > Mathematics & Statistics Dept. > Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) > University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) > 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 > Amherst, MA 01003-9305