going from 8.04 to 9.10

Sascha G├╝thling 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
>  Sinclair
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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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