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RE: [SLE] 7.2 -> 8 update problem
  • From: "MNaser" <mnaser@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 14:47:36 -0700
  • Message-id: <KGEPLGNCFJAKMFNCHNGKMEKGCKAA.mnaser@xxxxxxxxx>
So what is it that you need to move from Suse 7.2-8.0 without losing
anything on your current system? how much additional space is required for
the upgrade?

-----Original Message-----
From: Joshua Lee [mailto:yid@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 2:02 PM
To: Nick Selby; suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [SLE] 7.2 -> 8 update problem

On Friday 26 April 2002 06:20 am, Nick Selby wrote:
> I guess the best thing to do is go out and buy another hard drive for my
> machine, snap it in, install 8 clean, copy over my old /etc/ directory and

The layout of the /etc directory is one of the things that changed between
7.x and 8.0 because of an increased LSB complience, the /etc/rc.config
concept has been dropped in favor of several files placed in /etc/sysconfig
(I think that's the directory's name.) This is probably why they dropped
Yast1, the new configuration file format would have needed a rewrite of much
of the program. So I wouldn't reccomend copying over the /etc/ directory...
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