On Fri, 18 Mar 2016 18:40:27 +0000 Lisi Reisz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > 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 Debian 6 is obsolete.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?? Couldn't he have just as easily had /home on a separate partition?
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