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Re: [opensuse] Upgrading system and conserving users
  • From: meister@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 19:54:06 +0200
  • Message-id: <200510191954.06475.meister@xxxxxxxxxx>
Am Mittwoch 19 Oktober 2005 18:41 schrieb Jean-François Simon
<Jf.simon@xxxxxxxxx>:
> >> I want to upgrade my pc running suse 9.1 while keeping the user
> >> accounts. By upgrading I mean a fresh install on the / partition
> >> and
> >> keeping the user partition.
> > just keep /etc/passwd. /etc/shadow and homes ;-)

Hi,

STOP! What about /etc/group?
And if you just copy the old passwd file, you will loose all changed
system users!

> > But if you have some more space do a backup of whole /etc/.

Do a full backup.

> Great ! It is simpler than what I guessed.

According to your system it can be simple...

-- mdc

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