[K12OSN] upgrading k12ltsp

Burke Almquist balmquist at mindfirestudios.com
Sun Dec 18 00:04:51 UTC 2005

The stuff in /home is all user data. So you should be able to just do  
straight upgrades if you really would like. Lots of people on this  
list back up their /etc directory where all the config files are and  
parts of /var if they have websites or databases in there. Some just  
to a whole backup, just to be safe, do a fresh install, and then put  
their config files back. Bottom line: you shouldn't have to mess  
with /home. (I can only think of a couple exceptions that have to do  
with new versions of a program not dealing gracefully with old user  
preference files. But then you only have to delete the pref file for  
that program, not all of /home.

On Dec 17, 2005, at 1:21 PM, Carl Keil wrote:

> Can someone describe a good scheme for upgrading an install of  
> k12ltsp?  I'm running an FC3 based version right now.  I'd like to  
> upgrade very soon to whatever is stable right now.  I have my /home  
> directory on a different physical hard drive, but I'm wondering how  
> that helps me now.  I'm thinking that there must be stuff that gets  
> changed in the /home directories for the new version.  How do I  
> update all that stuff while retaining the users' home data?
> So, what's the procedure here?  I'm thinking of physically  
> unhooking the /home directory drive in the computer, then  
> installing k12ltsp as usual from disks on hda, then hooking back up  
> hdb and pointing home at it in fstab but something tells me this  
> won't work very well.  Not to mention losing all the  
> customizations.  What do others do when upgrading?  Somebody must  
> have a really easy/foolproof set of instructions for this.
> Thanks,
> ck
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