[ubuntu-uk] Install keeping home dir [was Stopping Bluetooth]

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 18 16:21:45 UTC 2012

On 18 April 2012 17:11, Simon Greenwood <sfgreenwood at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 18 April 2012 16:51, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On 18 April 2012 16:44, Simon Greenwood <sfgreenwood at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > [snip]
>> > In a good 15 years of using Linux, I've never had an upgrade in place
>> > work
>> > properly. It would be far more reliable for an image install to offer to
>> > back up your data, create a clean install and restore.
>> I have never had one fail (not 15 years admittedly but a number of
>> upgrades).  I always purge any PPAs I am using first.
>> Also remember that if you install over an existing one but tell it not
>> to format the partition then it will leave the home directory in place
>> so effectively doing what you are asking.
>> Of course with a Beta version (which is the case for the OP) then
>> nothing is guaranteed.
> Except it doesn't

What, you mean an install in place without formatting /home corrupts
/home?  I hope you have put a bug report in for that as it is
extremely serious.


>  - some of the problems seem to be traceable to user
> preferences - Thunderbird has *always* been a problem for example. I've got
> backup, clean install and restore down to a fine art now, and as always,
> Your Mileage May Vary, and I actually do the same for Windows and Mac OS as
> well so I'm probably being cautious, but I would, especially with what is
> going to change with 12.04 and because it's an LTS release I would be very
> wary of doing an upgrade.

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