Re: [opensuse] Easy Server Upgrade
- From: Ciro Iriarte <cyruspy@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2010 19:44:51 -0400
2010/8/1 Wayne <wayne.personal@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
On 7/31/2010 10:02 PM, Ciro Iriarte wrote:
About /etc/passwd and /etc/group, don't replace the files with a
backup, get a list of the non system users/groups and ADD them to the
/etc/passwd and /etc/group files on the new server.
That is the step I'm trying to avoid. Curious why just copying wouldn't
We're not talking about the same version for what I understand, system
accounts might changed from a release to another, also, system users
are added on the fly as you install packages, UID can differ and you
can break something...
It's not that hard, just exclude the lines with UID lower than UID_MIN
defined in old_server:/etc/login.defs. grep and awk are your
Or as I stated is does work except for the GUI login, I wonder what's
CLI (local console or ssh) login works?
Also make sure there are not major changes on samba configuration
options between the two version involved.
I do check that.
What about /home?
On the Samba Server I don't use /home...
I understand that also local login should work, be it GUI or CLI. The
users HOME should exist depending on your configuration, but for GUI
it's mandatory. I assume it's under /srv.
You didn't mention the involved version, but I'll be guessing your
servers are using SHADOW, so /etc/shadow is needed along /etc/passwd
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