Upgrading GNOME

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at FreeBSD.org
Wed Jul 27 21:50:35 GMT 2005

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Frank Jahnke wrote:
| I am upgrading Gnome from 2.4 to 2.10 with a clean install (I have
| backups) as part of an upgrade from FreeBSD 5.2.1 to the 6.0 Beta (which
| is working well, btw).  I would like to preserve various settings from
| my old system, including bookmarks, passwords, old email, contacts, and
| various folders.  How do I do so?

You should restore your home directory, then let the applications handle
their settings migration.

| The upgrade is from Epiphany 1.4 to 2.2; Evolution is from 1.0.6 to
| 1.6.0.  A simple-minded copying of the old files into their original
| locations showed that both Epiphany and Evolution did not recognize
| them.  If there is a page describing the upgrade I'd be happy to follow
| it if a link is provided.

You should never copy settings files.  Instead, let the applications
themselves handle migration.  Evolution, for example, will migrate its
own settings files.  Copying files by hand will only break things.

Note: an upgrade step this large has not been tested by the FreeBSD
GNOME team.


| Please copy me on any replies; I don't read both of these groups
| regularly.
| Thank you in advance!
| Frank Jahnke
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Joe Marcus Clarke
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