(A little long... sorry)
I've been given a new desktop PC at work to replace my (5 year old?) tower PC.
I have run Fedora/KDE for many years, but when previously given new hardware I
have tended to just copy the entire home directory to the new PC. Needless to
say, and with upgrading Fedora from the command-line rather than fresh
installations, a lot of guff has no doubt accumulated in directories and config
For that reason I decided that I would perform a fresh installation this time.
So, next was to see how to export my desktop and panel settings. I was a bit
surprised to see no way of doing this at all. I appreciate that I will have to
export/import settings for various apps that I use - like evolution and firefox
(okay so neither of those is a KDE app!) - but I would have thought KDE would
have something similar.
Googling about this it seems that people have asked for this, but, as far as I
can tell, nothing has happened with it. I noticed
but this is almost 10 years old now, and seems to have made no progress.
I'm not looking to just 'backup' the settings though, I already did that
backing up the whole home directory. What I would like is something that
exports modified settings, and which I can then import on the upgraded O/S. (So
export on Fedora 29; import on Fedora 30.) The import though would check the
settings to see if they are still valid, and perform some action - even just a
message would be fine - so that the setting can be removed or adjusted as
required. That way no guff should be left around.
Anyway, anyone any advice or know of any progress on this at all?
My current thoughts are to just go for a completely fresh start, and go through
various settings when I feel they need adjusting. I'll keep a note of them for
next time though :-)
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