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[openFATE 306504] LiveCD: Migrate LiveCD desktop settings to installed system
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  • Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 22:38:36 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <feature-306504-11@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: jpxviii jpxviii (jpxviii)
Feature #306504, revision 11
Title: LiveCD: Migrate LiveCD desktop settings to installed system

openSUSE-11.2: Rejected by Michael Löffler (michl19)
reject date: 2009-08-11 15:34:36
reject reason: too late for 11.2, moved to 11.3
Priority
Requester: Important

openSUSE-11.3: Evaluation
Priority
Requester: Important
Projectmanager: Important

+ openSUSE-11.4: Unconfirmed
+ Priority
+ Requester: Important

Requested by: Jakub Rusinek (liviopl)

Description:
After successful installation, when finishing session, user should be
asked to migrate his settings to the installed system.

Discussion:
#1: Stephen Kellat (skellat) (2009-06-14 20:59:28)
Retaining network settings on installation would possibly mimic the
behavior of a net-install disc.  That is one setting worth
transferring.

#2: Michael Löffler (michl19) (2009-08-11 15:35:36)
Sounds to me like a simplification for the user.

#3: Jiri Srain (jsrain) (2010-03-04 12:43:48) (reply to #2)
Yes, I wonder how it could be implemented. The point is that at any
point of time the live installer is running, user can do whatever and
in the end the copied data is inconsistent. Obviously, the best
solution would be to grab the /home/username directory at the logout
time, however, then the target system is not mounted any more (this can
be changed). I'm not sure whether it would work with user name change
(linux renamed to real user).

#4: Jakub Rusinek (liviopl) (2010-03-04 15:53:47) (reply to #3)
On Mandriva, if I remember well, username change doesn't change
anything and the files are copied.

#5: Jiri Srain (jsrain) (2010-04-30 13:43:23) (reply to #4)
I assume that Mandriva's approach is to rename existing user, while
YaST does create a new one (the reason is purely technical - this
reuses existing code). I think that both approaches have their pros and
cons.
Do you know how Mandriva ensures that the home directory is consistent?
I mean, the files are still changing while copying into the disk. Maybe
they just relay on good luck?

#6: Jakub Rusinek (liviopl) (2010-04-30 14:06:45) (reply to #5)
I guess they think users don't do anything while installation's in
progress.



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