On Saturday 05 August 2017 at 11:28:02, Weaver wrote:
> Currently running Debian SID, with separate /, swap, and /home
> I don't suppose switching is as easy as simply replacing the / partition
> with a new install, preserving the old data?
Depends what you mean by "replacing with a new install".
If you mean "install Devuan on a new partition, change grub and fstab to mount
that partition under /, and then reboot", then all your data in /home will be
as it was, certainly - no problems there - however you'll need to reconfigure
anything/everything you had in /etc and so on.
Personally I would take a backup of / and then try doing a dist-upgrade on it;
if that works you've kept all your application configs etc; if it almost works
you might be able to do a bit of manual hacking to sort out a small number of
packages which didn't quite understand what was happening to them; if it
really doesn't work then you still have your backup and can revert to that and
Please let us know what you do and how it goes.
Welcome to Devuan :)
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