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Re: Reuse /home when installing fresh?



On Sat, 12 Dec 2009 21:49:22 -0500, Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu wrote:

> Hi All,
> 
> When I move up to a new Fedora release, I always start with a clean home
> folder and then selectively copy in application settings (personal data
> is moved over whole sale).  I've been doing this for a long time now
> because in the past I've had problems with crashing/misbehaving
> applications and a general instability in the Gnome desktop when I've
> reused my old home folder blindly.
> 
> I'm about to move up to Fedora 12 - I'm currently using Fedora 11.
> Should I be just as cautious as I have been in the past, or can I just
> keep my entire home folder and use it as is?  FYI: I don't format the
> /home LV when I install a new release.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Ranbir
> 
> --
> Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu
> Linux 2.6.30.9-96.fc11.x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux 21:42:22 up 17 days,
> 23:55, 3 users, load average: 0.23, 0.20, 0.12



Occasionally I ran applications misbehaving when upgrading to a new 
release (e.g. shortcuts, renames, etc.). I always try a new release with 
my old home directory and settings. Only if things misbehave I'll rename 
my old directory, then re-create the user anew, etc. 

As far as going from F11 to F12, everything stayed in place and 
everything worked, except for one keyboard shortcut: move windows. That 
may be a problem with compiz though, which I am using in F12, but I 
didn't use in F11. 







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