Open Office and / or Libre Office

Colin Law clanlaw at
Thu Dec 15 10:09:23 UTC 2011

On 15 December 2011 09:27, LinuxIsOne <reallife at> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 4:12 AM, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
>> There is never any harm trying an upgrade rather than re-install.  The
>> worst that can happen is that you end up having to do the re-install
>> anyway, so there is nothing lost apart from some time.
>> That is assuming that you have your backups up to date, which should
>> be the case whichever route one is taking.
> Yes the most important thing is that, backup has been taken. But
> since, I have separate /home, so whether I do reinstall or do upgrade
> it doesn't matter (in both cases , back is on /home). But I would read
> till April next year LTS!

I hope that I am misinterpreting what you are saying.  I hope you are
not saying that your backup is on /home.  You should have an entirely
separate backup of important data on removable media or a separate
machine.  An upgrade or re-install should not affect /home but there
is always the possibility of something going wrong.  When doing a
re-install for example you might click the wrong button and tell it to
reformat /home.  Also any disk could go up in smoke at any time.


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