When overwriting a file during installation, it gets replaced; when overwriting a folder, both folders’ contents get "merged". Merging folders is usually fine, but for OSX's bundled folders (".app", ".framework", etc.)

Is it possible to configure a (bundled) folder installation such that the entire bundle's contents get replaced?

Or do I have to manually detect and delete the bundled folder to prevent it from being merged with the newer version?

asked 11 Jun '13, 19:54

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You would need to previously delete the application bundle. This way you will avoid the merging contents issue.


answered 17 Jun '13, 09:48

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