Re: Upgrading from very-old Debian
- Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:28:32 -0500
- From: Ric Moore <wayward4now@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Upgrading from very-old Debian
On 11/29/2017 04:01 AM, Jonathan Dowland wrote:
On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 03:42:15PM +0000, Richard Zimmerman wrote:
I'm pretty new to the Debian list here
but over on the CentOS list I'm on, migrating from init system to
systemd isn't for the faint of heart as I understand it.
There's more of a culture of upgrade rather than reinstall in Debian
than in CentOS and family, in general. The systemd upgrade was handled
very well and was seamless for most people; however, someone upgrading
from such a long release ago is not something that will have been
thoroughly tested and it's quite possible that an old init script that
was modified (and therefore won't be replaced by package upgrades) could
come along for the ride and cause problems.
I keep /opt on a separate partition. In have a subdirectory there as
Next I copy -raf .mozilla there and then .thunderbird, Pictures, Videos,
Documents, Downloads, Music, ...etc. just don't copy everything, as oy
want fresh .config files when you install fresh. At install time, do not
reformat your /opt partition. When you reboot into your fresh install,
delete all those desktop directories and create links to your /opt
directory locations. Now you can destroy your install root partition and
be back up in business with minimal fuss. I've been doing this since the
old Caldera days. Works a bloody charm.Ric
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.