2 different distros using same /home with same user

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 20:31:27 UTC 2012

On 6 August 2012 20:42, Ric Moore <wayward4now at gmail.com> wrote:
> I doubt seriously that you could have Ubuntu and Fedora/Red Hat sharing the
> same dot-config files. I wouldn't begin to try, it would all end up in
> tears, there is no telling which is running what, and when.

Yes, you can do this, if you are careful, that is what I am saying. 2
fairly current distros with matching versions of the main apps, both
with user 1000 having the same name, & it does work. If they have
different desktops, e.g. KDE + a GNOME derivative, it's fine.

> Your machine
> would be doing the digital equivalent of "Who's on second?" :)

I had to Google this but for once it worked. You're referring to an
Abbott & Costello routine about baseball, right? I found it a
transcript & a performance on Youtube.

It's a bit hard to follow but I think I got the gist. I had to think
for a bit but I did vaguely know that baseball has these things called
"bases", 4 or 5 of them, I'm not sure, & they're named "1st", "2nd"

I don't know if you do the same thing with bases that you do with
floors. Here, the floors of a 4-storey building are "ground", 1, 2 &
3. In America, IIRC, there's no ground or zeroth floor, so it's floors
1, 2, 3 & 4. So knowing that there are bases 1, 2 & 3 doesn't tell me
how many there are; could be 3, 4 or more if the 0th & the last have
special names.

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