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Old 07-11-2006, 07:37 PM   #16
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i do want to keep up to date with the latest releases, so if the upgrade doesn't pan out, I will likely just do a clean install of 6.06 and then stay up to date as new releases come out.
 
Old 07-11-2006, 08:12 PM   #17
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sounds like a good plan. keep us updated!
 
Old 07-13-2006, 12:23 PM   #18
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As for backups to stop breaking anything - most of the system settings are in /etc.

I know this is a little off-topic, but I've recently set up a Subversion server (local) to keep track of any modifications in /etc and it then lets me rollback to any previous date (possibly dangerous though, as it only does /etc and selected parts of /home/$USER at the moment).

As far as I'm aware, that's as close as you can get to Windows "roll-back" feature, but in linux if you break something, it's almost always fixable!

Long live the Penguin!

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Old 07-13-2006, 01:30 PM   #19
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wow, using svn as a rollback for your system. that's brilliant.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 08:21 AM   #20
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Regarding Subversion - I've decided to write an LQ article on what I've done with regards to a rollback system.

If anyone has any ideas, or any suggestions as to what else might be worth backing up into a subversion repository, please let me know.

At the moment, it does the following:

/etc
~/.gnome2
~/.bashrc
~/.bash_profile
~/.gconf

Please let me know if you can think of anything else worth mentioning!
 
Old 07-19-2006, 11:28 AM   #21
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morrolan, Sounds great (I think). I (and doubtless many other newbies) hope that you will package it in such fashion (i.e. with "abc" type instructions) that absolute beginners can implement it. Thanks.
 
Old 07-25-2006, 07:39 PM   #22
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morrolan, I am getting very close to installing my update, so just checking to see how close you are to completing your LQ article?

In case not very (close), or for anyone with an interest and opinion, it seems to me that a good way to go would be to repartition, reducing the present partition to just a comfortable bit larger than it now occupies, and install the latest version into the new partition. If one runs into difficulty with the new install and it involves something already working in the older version, one could just reboot into the old partition.

Waddyatink?
 
  


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