How to copy ~/.kde from old system to new?
bmarsh at bmarsh.com
Sat Apr 26 18:39:33 UTC 2008
On Saturday 26 April 2008, Sylviane et Perry White wrote:
> Please excuse my ignorance but I wonder why you need to copy those folders
> and if that is good practice. I would fear that by trying only to restore
> some custom settings you had on 7.04 you could overwrite 8.04 files with
> incompatible older files.
> Could someone elaborate on this?
> Just out of curiosity, but thanks anyway Perry
My thoughts are a bit different.
I have always kept my /home from release to release and had very minimal
trouble. That and the fact that I back up /home every night makes it an
I usually install a new release on a 'lab rat' machine on the first go and
find any problems that way. But if I were to do it on my primary machine, I
would make a copy of /home before I upgraded.
In no way would I wish the swapping of files from an old release to a new
release manually. Too easy to miss something.
On the other hand, copying all of ~/.kde over from an older release
shouldn't be a problem because if something goes bad, you can always delete
the copy and start .kde from scratch on the new release. And still have
your old copy of it.
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