[ic] installation issue

Jon Jensen jon at endpoint.com
Wed Dec 30 21:00:08 UTC 2009

On Wed, 30 Dec 2009, Gert van der Spoel wrote:

> But thinking about it: the first time you install there should not be 
> anything on port 7786. Now you do not find out that this is the case 
> until you try to actually start interchange.
> Is it a technically big change to use 7786 by default, test if it is 
> available, if it is not then show a note on that and use 8786? That way 
> you're covering first time users and the ones installing a new version 
> ..maybe?

For me the use case the current code meets well is that of installing to 
upgrade. I want the test to pass, and there won't be any conflict with the 
running Interchange once I switch over.

It would be theoretically nice to have the test check that the socket is 
available, etc., but in 10+ years I can't recall this having been a 
problem, including for you now. :)


Jon Jensen
End Point Corporation

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