Re: migration Suse -> debian
email@example.com (Werner Reisberger) writes:
> What's the easiest way to migrate from a Suse 4.2 dist to a recent debian?
> I want to keep some configuration files in /etc, everything in /usr/local
> and $HOME should be not touched.
Well, make a full backup, install from scratch and retrieve the files
from the backup media you'll further need. ;-)
If you've put /home and /usr/local on separate partitions you are just
fine. Simply don't mount them during installation. Regarding /etc
i'd advise you to make a complete backup of it and rather do a install
from scratch instead of trying to merge what sounds like trouble. ;-)
> Suse 4.2 has no package system but a
> little mess with programs not belonging to packages isn't a problem for me.
Yeah, i've used it too and i migrated to Debian some two years (or
maybe more?) ago and had to face the same problems. Luckily i used
separate partitions for /home and /usr/local so that i simply
installed from scratch after having secured /etc on separate media.
Debian differs so much from SuSE (from them and now) that an install
from scratch is the wisest thing to do IMHO. You'll have to learn
system administration the Debian way anyway - it's so much cleaner...