Any problems I should be aware of when upgrading machines?

D. Michael McIntyre michael.mcintyre at
Fri Feb 22 00:15:19 UTC 2008

On Thursday 21 February 2008, Graham wrote:

> Can I just install the 64bit version of Kubuntu, and then copy the /home
> directory from my external hard drive (which was itself copied from my
> 32 bit machine) to the 64 bit machine?

You have nothing to worry about sharing data and personal configuration files 
between 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Kubuntu.

> Are there likely to be any problems upgrading like this?

There can be some minor problems with configuration files on occasion, but 
I've had the same home directory since 2001, across countless distros, hard 
drives, and computers.  It's pretty well crapped up with a lot of crufty, 
abandoned configuration files from things I haven't looked at in years, but 
that's due to my lousy housekeeping.
D. Michael McIntyre 

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