Questions about a move from 2005LE to 2006
Hiya folks !
I'm a happy user of my Mandriva 2005LE, even though there are a few minor things that bug me, including mainly KDE elements missing stability, etcetera, etcetera, in other words i'm diying to install a Mandriva 2006 as soon as it will be available for non-paying people :)
However, I installed plenty of things, and now I only have 500 megabytes free in my / partition.
(/home and swap are in another partition)
Thus, I don't know if I can install Mandriva 2006 over 2005, using the "update" (or whatever you'll call it) function.
What I wonder is :
- will the update overwrite previous files, or
- will the update add newer version of the files without deleting the previous version files, just disabling their use ?
(nearly all of my programs are installed from RPM source, not compiled)
If it's an overwriting, I guess I can install 2006 over 2005, considering KDE+Gnome+MDV programs will be overwritten, and I will still have 500 megabytes of free space.
If it's an addition of files, I'm pretty sure that 500 megabytes won't be enough then :wink: ... And then I will have to format my / partition and make a clean install :-/
Thanks if you can reply to me ^^
(BTW : in case of a clean install after a format of /, do you know if I can let
the /home partition intact, and should MDV2006 recognize my user profile and accept to use it ? Or should I fear that the /home folders will be deleted ?)