going from 8.04 to 9.10
guethling at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 7 13:49:44 UTC 2009
On 10/7/09, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com> wrote:
> clay weber wrote:
> > O. Sinclair wrote:
> >> Christopher Rob JONES wrote:
> >>>> This is what it took for me, about a week. You have to fully update each
> >>>> install before you can make the jump to the next. Sorry. Ric
> >>> I think if I was in your shoes I would consider a completely fresh
> >>> installation. backup /home to an external drive or similar, do a fresh
> >>> installation, including reformatting home, and then just copy back the
> >>> data from the /home backup. I think you should probably let the various
> >>> config files (.XYZ etc.) remake themselves since the differences are
> >>> likely large, particular for KDE going fronm 3 to 4.
> >>> just my 2 pence worth.
> >>> Chris
> >> the only parts of the above that worries me is IF they said config
> >> files, mail files etc will remake themselves if left in the KDE3 places.
> > All your current kde3 configs will be carried over - no conversion
> > needed. The desktop settings (wallpapers, themes, etc) will obviously
> > not carry over as that system is totally different, so you would have to
> > customize that to your liking. But app settings all carry over.
> > The only thing I had to fix was that I had to re-create my email
> > accounts, but not my folders or filters or anything. But that was during
> > Intrepid's Alpha stage and a recovery from a backup, not an upgrade.
> > Another area to consider is nvidia/ati proprietary drivers. I am seeing
> > some issues with fglrx from jaunty to karmic, and would assume these
> > would hold true for a hardy-karmic jump due to the changes in kernbels
> > and xorg between the 2.
> > Also, the dist-upgrade tool cleans some things, disables external repos
> > and the like making for an easier and safer upgrade process. Worth the
> > wait if they can get a hardy-karmic upgrade path fixed. Otherwise, I
> > recommend a clean install, preferably using a separate /home partition
> > and proper backups.
> > clay
> thanks for, by now, many advice, thoughts and recommendation. My feeling
> at the moment is to wait until the RC disk is released. Then I plan to
> backup /home to an external (ext3) disk and make a cleansweep
> installation. Then restore what I consider important (mail, documents,
> music, photos etc) but leave old docs and many old .-files and
> .directories behind.
> again - many thanks for your thouights and recommendations
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Also have a look at this:
I just remembered that I had that bookmarked because I used it to
transfer my kopete and konversation setup to my laptop. I changed the
script so it only copied what I need and I didn't go all the way to
let it tar the results. But I guess you could change it to your
likings and give it a try.
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