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Phillip Kerman
2005-04-04, 10:57
> Quoting Phillip Kerman <lists (AT) phillipkerman (DOT) com>:
>
> > Just an idea that hopefully leads to making installing new
> sever versions
> > easier: it'd be nice to be able to export all settings
> prior to upgrading
> > the server... then be able to restore those settings once
> the new version is
> > in.
> >
> > For me, one reason to avoid nightlies is the prospect of
> resetting all my
> > settings.
>
> Installing a nightly build should not overwrite your prefs
> file. Have you run
> into this at some point?
>


Well, I just installed the latest nightly and here's what I have to do:

--manually reinstall my old graphics folder for the fonts I like.
--manually reinstall old conf file.

I don't know what else...

The point is that it's not terribly convenient and if there was a way to
make it eaiser that would be good.

Thanks,
Phillip

Jack Coates
2005-04-04, 11:05
Phillip Kerman wrote:
>>Quoting Phillip Kerman <lists (AT) phillipkerman (DOT) com>:
>>
>>
>>>Just an idea that hopefully leads to making installing new
>>
>>sever versions
>>
>>>easier: it'd be nice to be able to export all settings
>>
>>prior to upgrading
>>
>>>the server... then be able to restore those settings once
>>
>>the new version is
>>
>>>in.
>>>
>>>For me, one reason to avoid nightlies is the prospect of
>>
>>resetting all my
>>
>>>settings.
>>
>>Installing a nightly build should not overwrite your prefs
>>file. Have you run
>>into this at some point?
>>
>
>
>
> Well, I just installed the latest nightly and here's what I have to do:
>
> --manually reinstall my old graphics folder for the fonts I like.
> --manually reinstall old conf file.
>
> I don't know what else...
>
> The point is that it's not terribly convenient and if there was a way to
> make it eaiser that would be good.
>
> Thanks,
> Phillip

what platform?

--
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Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!

kdf
2005-04-04, 11:20
Quoting Phillip Kerman <lists (AT) phillipkerman (DOT) com>:

> > Quoting Phillip Kerman <lists (AT) phillipkerman (DOT) com>:
> >
> > > Just an idea that hopefully leads to making installing new
> > sever versions
> > > easier: it'd be nice to be able to export all settings
> > prior to upgrading
> > > the server... then be able to restore those settings once
> > the new version is
> > > in.
> > >
> > > For me, one reason to avoid nightlies is the prospect of
> > resetting all my
> > > settings.
> >
> > Installing a nightly build should not overwrite your prefs
> > file. Have you run
> > into this at some point?
> >
>
>
> Well, I just installed the latest nightly and here's what I have to do:
>
> --manually reinstall my old graphics folder for the fonts I like.

The graphics dir does not currently support persistence over upgrades. Please
file an enhancement request for this.

> --manually reinstall old conf file.

You should not have to copy over with your old file as the prefs file is
designed to be left alone, only being written for specific cases where an
upgrade needs a reset to default values. Granted, if you have non-standard
fonts chosen, then starting up the server before re-installing those graphics
would affect teh conf file, but nothing else should be at this point.

In the case of scrollRate and ScrollPixels, I dont think these were set for a
reset, so you may want to file a bug report on that as well.

-kdf

JJ
2005-04-04, 11:27
----- Original Message -----
From: "kdf" <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 12:20 PM
Subject: [slim] export settings / restore settings


>> Well, I just installed the latest nightly and here's what I have
>> to do:
>>
>> --manually reinstall my old graphics folder for the fonts I like.
>
> The graphics dir does not currently support persistence over upgrades.
> Please file an enhancement request for this.

Something like this needs to be more thoroughly documented somewhere,
especially given the current environment of nightlies being the most
reliable builds. Is there a list somewhere outlining what gets clobbered
during an install and what does not?

kdf
2005-04-04, 11:42
Quoting JJ <jj (AT) zolx (DOT) com>:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "kdf" <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com>
> To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 12:20 PM
> Subject: [slim] export settings / restore settings
>
>
> >> Well, I just installed the latest nightly and here's what I have
> >> to do:
> >>
> >> --manually reinstall my old graphics folder for the fonts I like.
> >
> > The graphics dir does not currently support persistence over upgrades.
> > Please file an enhancement request for this.
>
> Something like this needs to be more thoroughly documented somewhere,
> especially given the current environment of nightlies being the most
> reliable builds. Is there a list somewhere outlining what gets clobbered
> during an install and what does not?
>

prefs file is not overwritten (specific resets for certain upgrades may be done
on specific prefs only)
plugins dir doesn't (except for server-included plugin files/paths, which are
overwritten)
skins dir doesn't (except for server-included skin paths)

other tweaks and customisations are subject to overwriting on an upgrade. This
includes graphics and any custom perl hacks.



-kdf