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Month: November 2009

Re: [kubuntu-kde3.5-users] upgrading from 8.04

From: Dexter Filmore <Dexter.Filmore@...>
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2009 13:53:16 +0100
Am Donnerstag, 5. November 2009 08:12:10 schrieb Dotan Cohen:
> > I'll post my results should I change my mind and succeed in upgrading,
> > tho it rather looks like a reinstall at the moment which I have about as
> > much a head for as for a nazi row. (I haven't reinstalled since 2003 and
> > I'm not willing to start now.)
> You will find that installing the *buntus of today is much easier than
> any distro was in 2003. In fact, I don't "upgrade" [K]ubuntu installs,
> rather I fresh install and restore /home. It takes about half an hour
> and there is no danger of some wayward or forgotten PPA messing things
> up. I do keep track of which programs were installed though, and a
> quick apt-get installs them all on the new system as well.
> Sometimes a user's config file will be incompatible with the newer
> version of the software, but that is very rare. In fact, in recent
> memory the only time I saw that was KDE 4.1 to KDE 4.2 had a plasma
> panel config problem. It was no big deal.

I considered this ... "upgrade strategy", but reinstalling is so Microsoft.
Plus, there's a good deal of manual changesx in /etc like sane, fuse 
permissions, nfs setups etc etc.

I know that upgrading an entire distro is a tough job, but if htey offer an 
upgrade tool I expect it to at least give me a bootable system.

Well, like I said, I'll make up my mind on this - later.

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