Subject Re: [IBO] Install problems in delphi 7
Author Helen Borrie
At 04:05 PM 27/05/2004 +0200, you wrote:

> >
> >Why is "what" a bad thing, Tim?
> >
> >Helen
>Apologies. Why is copying the BPL and DCP files directly into the system
>directory a bad thing? Why the :-(?

oic. Well, it's not what's supposed to happen. If you put your bpl path
in the library list, it's supposed to look there for the libraries. For
some packages, it's essential, as not everyone conforms to the naming
rules. One component pkg's bpls can overwrite another's if everything gets
blatted unconditionally into the system directory.

Most versions of Delphi behave as expected, but the rogue editions cause
real pain and sometimes outright insanity.