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Re: migrating my lenny install from 32-bit to 64-bit?

On Wed, 16 Sep 2009, Andrei Popescu wrote:

> On Wed,16.Sep.09, 07:21:52, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >
> >   i've mentioned this before, but by the end of this week, i want to
> > move my entire current (fully-updated) lenny install from an old
> > 32-bit system to a new 64-bit dell server, and i'm open to advice on
> > the easiest and most error-free way to do that.
> Hello Robert,
> I see you already have the new system installed. Not very helpful
> for now, but for your next migration it might be easier if you first
> copy over passwd, group, shadow...  and then install the server
> packages (the ones that create users in the 101-999 range). This way
> you would be able to copy most (all?) data files over without
> worrying about UID mismatch.

  if i read this correctly, you're suggesting that if the "server"
packages already have entries (100-999) in the passwd/group/shadow
files (carried over from the old system), they'll keep the same UID?
yes, that would be convenient if it's true.


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