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Re: Release Notes - Proposed last minute changes

On Tue, May 31, 2005 at 07:05:42PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> @@ -330,6 +330,13 @@
>            <file>/etc</file>, <file>/var/lib/dpkg</file> and the output of
>            <tt>dpkg --get-selections "*"</tt> (the quotes are important).</p>
> +          <p>You may also want to make a backup of your <file>/home</file>
> +          directory. Some applications (e.g. mozilla, some KDE applications)
> +          are known to overwrite existing user settings with new defaults
> +          when a new version of the application is first started by a user.
> +          Having a backup of the hidden files and directories in user's home
> +          directories may help you to restore or recreate the old settings.</p>
> +
>            <p>It's wise to inform all users in advance of any upgrades you're
>            planning, although users accessing your system via SSH (at least)
>            shouldn't notice much during the upgrade, and may want to continue

I think the intention is good but the wording is too scaring. Of course
every things should alwayd be backuped, but in the case at end it should 
sufficient to backup the dotfiles and dotdirectories, especially
.mozilla and .kde.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

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