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AFAIK, for SA 10 and 11 installing an EBF has always copied that EBF's readme file to the SA main directory. So a SA 11.0.1 install might contain the following files in the %SQLANY11% dir:

  • rdme_1101_ebf_2299.html
  • rdme_1101_ebf_2376.html
  • rdme_1101_ebf_2427.html

After I have installed the first SA 12 EBF ( on several boxes, I don't notice the EBF readme anywhere.

Is this by design for SA 12? (If so, I would suggest to go back to the previous handling of these files.)

asked 17 Sep '10, 07:57

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Volker Barth
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I did not know they were there in the first place... thanks for pointing that out!

(17 Sep '10, 21:38) Breck Carter

Thanks for reporting this problem. The issue is due to an oversight and is not by design. Future SA 12 EBFs will have this problem fixed.

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answered 17 Sep '10, 13:37

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Karim Khamis
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Just to add:

When installing the new EBF for Windows, the readme file is installed locally, as Karim has announced.

However, it is named just "readme_ebf.html" - i.e. omitting the EBF name. Therefore it might be overwritten when a further EBF is applied.

IMHO, the previous convention for v10/v11 to include the EBF version in the EBF readme file (and then to "collect" the readme files for all installed EBFs) seems more useful - even though it is known that EBFs (and their readmes, too) are cumulative.

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answered 25 Oct '10, 20:12

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Thanks for pointing out this change in behaviour. I have passed on your comments to the install team and will add a new comment once I have confirmation that this new behaviour is in fact the intended behaviour and not just an oversight.

(26 Oct '10, 13:37) Karim Khamis
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