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Re: Upgrade from 8 to 9: Yes or no ?



On Wednesday 18 June 2008 15:58:08 Andrew Kelly wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-06-18 at 09:05 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
> > On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 12:42:43 +0100
> >
> > Timothy Murphy <gayleard eircom net> wrote:
> > > One slight problem with this is that if one shares /home
> > > between the two versions this could conceivably cause problems.
> >
> > True. I usually use a fresh /home during testing, and only point
> > to the old /home once I'm sure I want to switch. If I find problems
> > after the switch, I can usually fix them by renaming any
> > old ~/.<whatever> files or directories (if I can figure out
> > which ones are causing the problems :-).
>
> I've also found it very helpful to have a large partition that I just
> keep mounting at ~/myJtuff in every distro. That way each distro can
> create it's own .dirs and all my other stuff is still available but not
> causing any conflicts. It means you have to use IMAP if you want to
> share mail across distros, and you have to do a little dancing to have
> common bookmarks, but all things are manageable somehow.
> Not really the most elegant of solutions, but I've gotten used to it
> over the years.
>
Common bookmarks are one thing I lack at the moment.  What dance steps are 
needed?

Anne



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