lost *all* settings; and more!

James Tyrer jrtyrer at earthlink.net
Sun Dec 13 09:44:07 GMT 2009

spir wrote:
> Zorael <zorael at gmail.com> dixit:
>> The user *is* asked whether to move all files to the new directory,
>> so in a sense it's only done as told. But I'd argue there should be
>> a check to see if the entire home is being moved, as that would
>> undo the setting to begin with and bork the user completely.
> Obviously, that's what happened to me. It's at least a _very_ strange
> decision. Now, what happens to previous settings and app data? When I
> moved back all the stuff to my home dir, lost setting, & data weren't
> restored.
Probably a bit late to tell you this, but for future reference, you 
can't restore stuff to the $HOME/.kde4 directory for a user while that 
user is running.  It will screw things up.  You need to close that user 
session and open a KDE session as root and do it there making sure that 
you have ownership of the moved files set correctly.

James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch
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