2 different distros using same /home with same user
pongo_pan at fastmail.us
Mon Aug 6 20:33:26 UTC 2012
On Mon, 2012-08-06 at 15:42 -0400, Ric Moore wrote:
> On 08/06/2012 01:58 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
> > On 6 August 2012 18:50, Tom H <tomh0665 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 12:33 PM, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> On 6 August 2012 17:24, Tom H <tomh0665 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>> For the record, you prefer Unity to GNOME-Shell not GNOME 3. If you
> >>>> have Unity installed, you have GNOME 3 installed.
> >>> This is a tad pedantic, but true, which is the specific reason I
> >>> advised the OP /not/ to use this combination.
> >> Pedantic but accurate. That's why.how I have GNOME 3 installed with
> >> both Unity and GNOME-Shell, happily so.
> > Yes, I've done that, too.
> > But from 2 different distros, sharing the same A/C & home dir? *That*
> > was the question being asked here.
> 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. Your
> machine would be doing the digital equivalent of "Who's on second?" :) Ric
Whos on first, Whats on second.
IMHO the easiest way to do this is a variation on what Ric does: have a
small home for each distro or variant and a much larger common data area
with things like Documents and Pictures that don't affect configurations
symlinked to the homes. I'd never call it /opt because that could cause
conflicts and misunderstandings: /data works for me. In these days of
terabyte hard disks the additional overhead is minimal. I'm running
Bodhi, Mint, Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 12.10 on this machine as the same
primate with no problems at all.
Mon, 06 Aug 2012 13:33:07 -0700
Epicurus up 7:52, 2 users, load average: 0.54, 0.74, 0.79
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, gnome-session 3.2.1, unity 5.12.0
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