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Re: Installing newer kernels



On Friday 18 March 2016 17:55:50 Ric Moore wrote:
> On 03/18/2016 01:22 PM, David Christensen wrote:
> > On 03/18/2016 01:21 AM, Sven Arvidsson wrote:
> >> On Thu, 2016-03-17 at 19:27 -0700, David Christensen wrote:
> >>> Debian 6 is obsolete. You're going to want to do a
> >>> backup-wipe-install-restore cycle on both machines and move to Debian
> >>> 7
> >>> (or 8).
> >>
> >> Why not do a dist-upgrade?
> >
> > 1.  The few times I tried, I ran into problems.  When I was done, I had
> > no little confidence in the results.  I was not alone in my experience;
> > upgrade and post-upgrade issues are a common subject on this list.
>
> I agree. The dist upgrade was problematic and I finally had to wipe the
> root partition for a clean install. Thankfully, from my Caldera days, I
> use /opt on a separate partition. There I have a $USER/ directory  where
> I keep all of the usual /home$USER/ sub-directories such as Music,
> Video, Downloads, Documents, .mozilla , .thunderbird and the like. After
> re-install I merely restore the links and I am cleanly back in business.
>   My two cents, Ric

Why is /opt/$USER preferable to /home/$USER from this point of view??

Lisi


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