Re: [Evolution] Moving from evolution to evolution

On Sun, 2012-07-01 at 08:19 -0400, Matthew Barnes wrote:
I'm still a little confused as to why so many users seem to feel the
need to backup and restore their personal data just to upgrade their
operating system in place.  Backing up of course is a prudent safety
measure, but if the upgrade goes smoothly there should be no need to
restore the backup.

Are there actually distro installers that don't allow you to upgrade
without nuking your home directory, or do some installers not make
option clear enough, or am I just misunderstanding the problem?

I am a Fedora user. Some people, including me, choose to do a fresh
install instead of an upgrade in place. I do this every 2 or 3 releases
just to clean out the old release remnants that invariably get left on
the system, including dot directories in my home directory. Since I
follow this list I see the posts of problems and know to use the
Evolution backup/import.

Thanks to everybody who contributes to the Evolution project.
Dan Brenner                   They keep me in a cage and
dbrenner dbrenner com         give me hardware to play with.

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