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Old 01-13-2004, 02:45 PM   #1
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Red Hat 9 to Red Hat EL Mozilla Migration Question

I've decided to migrate my office Linux Box from Red Hat 9 to Red Hat EL 3.0. I have Mozilla 1.3 set up on Red Hat 9. As there is no way to upgrade from Red Hat 9 to Red Hat EL 3.0 (you have to peform a new install), I have made a copy of my current distribution drive (via dd) and have been practicing moving my old data to the new Hat EL 3.0 drive. The Red Hat EL 3.0 uses Mozilla 1.4. I can't figure out which files to copy from the old drive to the new to maintain my mail, internet bookmark folders, etc. Which files do I need to copy from the old disk to the new to have my new Mozilla 1.4 run just like my old Mozilla 1.3 with respect to my personalized options?


Old 01-13-2004, 04:06 PM   #2
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In your home directory, you'll have a hidden directory called ".mozilla". This contains all your user specific stuff. Copy that, and it theoretically should set your new mozilla up the same as your old.

One caveat, of course. There have been a number of changes to Mozilla, and there's the risk that some of the options either don't transfer, or are transferred in unexpected ways because of different formatting or added/removed/altered options. So, though this should work fine, you're still probably going to want to do some checking (in preferences) to make sure it's how you want it. In rare cases (I haven't encountered this in a production version yet, it's usually only in the nightlies that you see it), your options might scramble your settings or cause problems with the browser.

Not really something to worry about, but something to keep in mind.
Old 01-13-2004, 06:43 PM   #3
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Thanks, Scott. I'll try it tomorrow.


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