Configuration Files ' Keep or New'? (solved)

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Configuration Files ' Keep or New'? (solved)

Post by jjaythomas »

Was going to ask in XFCE but Believe this is a LMDE general question.

When upgrading to the New UPack and the pop-up asks if you want to 'keep old or use the New' configuration file with package' :?: Should you??
The package maintainer referred to is from the up-stream Debian one?

P.S. I always keep the old one.

Wondering
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Re: Configuration Files ' Keep or New'? (solved)

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I;ll take it as a "keep old configurations" Seems to work for me. :|

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Re: Configuration Files ' Keep or New'?

Post by awong »

Here is a discussion from awhile back regarding whether to keep or replace Configuration Files; it still applies to Update Pack 4.

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... les+update

Incidentally, I replaced the files up to /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf and then my system stopped updating so I used the terminal to complete the upgrade (saw a post how to do it, can't recall right now) and kept the rest of the old configuration files without borking my system. YMMV.

The only change I've really noticed was the terminal text changing to black and white, which was easy to change back after reading this: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... &start=100

Yes, I could have just reverted the file as well... :D

Maybe it would be nice to have a list of the Configuration Files that are changed and what the changes are, in the Newbie Questions section, if anyone had the time (or knowledge) to do this...
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Re: Configuration Files ' Keep or New'?

Post by jjaythomas »

Thank you
Missed that one

wills keep configs or n (to lazy to check changes might make) :roll:

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