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RE: Preparing for FC5



On Mon, 2006-03-20 at 07:07 -0700, Styma, Robert E (Robert) wrote:

> 
> I do one more thing besides the above.  I make a tar of /etc from the
> old system.  While you can NOT just reload it, it provides many useful
> settings that you will want to look at when setting up the new machine.
> Such as, your smb.conf file, data from your sshd.conf file, /etc/hosts,
> /etc/hosts.deny, /etc/hosts.allow, httpd.conf file, password, group, 
> where to put the vnc lines in your xorg.conf file, etc. 

Yes - the ssh stuff is important to prevent man in the middle warnings
if you keep the same hostname.

I've also (on ppc) had cases where the X11 config file is broken after a
fresh install, and having the old one gave me pointers on how to
manually fix it.


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