On Tue, 2005-06-28 at 07:14 +0100, Paul Howarth wrote: > > That depends on how you define "settings." Haven't you heard of /etc? > > /usr/local? /usr/opt? (I'm sure you just forgot.) > > And /etc can't be a separate partition because single-user mode wouldn't > work. Whether you go for an upgrade or a fresh install, there's always > going to be work to do. True. If there was an easy way of backing up everything important under /etc, and merging it back into the new /etc, I'd do fresh installs every time. Being as it is, I tend to upgrade. In fact I upgraded yesterday using yum, and that worked surprisingly well (after a few tries and fixed dependencies). Speaking of backups: there's also /var, with potentially lots of valuable stuff in www, yp, spool, etc... Cheers Steffen.
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