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Update to LL 5 - Whisker Menu
« on: June 06, 2020, 10:15:13 AM »
 

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I've tweaked many menu entries with the menu editor.
  • For example I've added a category "Schrfiten" (which means "fonts").
  • Also I've added the program name to several program entries, because f. e. I have installed multiple text and graphic editors.
See screen shots with example details

Will the update to LL 5 overwrite my menu entries?
                   
                       
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                   
                       
                       
                                   
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Re: Update to LL 5 - Whisker Menu
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2020, 03:38:18 PM »
 

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I've tweaked many menu entries with the menu editor.
  • For example I've added a category "Schrfiten" (which means "fonts").
  • Also I've added the program name to several program entries, because f. e. I have installed multiple text and graphic editors.
See screen shots with example details

Will the update to LL 5 overwrite my menu entries?
                   
                       
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                   
                       
                       
                                   

As stated in the released announcement
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There is no upgrade path to or from RC releases.
There is no upgrade path from Series 2, 3 or 4 ( 2.0, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.8 | 3.0, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.8 | 4.0, 4.2, 4.4, 4.6, 4. 8 ) to Series 5.
This means that in order to use Linux Lite 5.0 you'll have to perform a fresh, clean install; download LL 5.0.iso, made a backup of your important data and install the new version which of course will completely overwrite your LL 4.8 install. So ... yes, whatever customizations you've made will have to make them again after installing 5.0. I don't know, since 5.0 has seen some upgrades in some base packages - python 2 is no more  - if you could save those either by using timeshift or just saving them to a .gzip compressed file and once you have 5.0 installed apply/copy/paste them into the new install, I think @Jerry or @trinidad surely have a better knowledge than I do on this.

Hope this helps! :)
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Re: Update to LL 5 - Whisker Menu
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2020, 09:23:05 PM »
 

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I'm on LL 4.8.  So if I update to LL 5, will the install completely erase my LL 4.8 with all complied application and system tweaks?
 

Re: Update to LL 5 - Whisker Menu
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2020, 11:30:17 AM »
 

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I'm on LL 4.8.  So if I update to LL 5, will the install completely erase my LL 4.8 with all complied application and system tweaks?

Yes, it will. You could save those and restore them later to the new install, not sure about the process though.
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Re: Update to LL 5 - Whisker Menu
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2020, 07:20:02 PM »
 

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Thanks for that info. Iíll probably buy another SSD to install LL5. A lot went into this LL4 system which is optimized for audio recording with Bitwig,
 

Re: Update to LL 5 - Whisker Menu
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2020, 11:00:08 PM »
 

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Thanks for that info. Iíll probably buy another SSD to install LL5. A lot went into this LL4 system which is optimized for audio recording with Bitwig,

Buying a new SSD to install LL 5.0 is actually a great idea. Like I said, I'm not sure since LL 5.0 has seen some major upgrades regarding libraries and stuff, how the process to restore those settings and customizations you've made once saved into the new install is, it shouldn't be difficult though. I guess you might try one thing at a time, create some snapshop before with timeshift should anything go wrong you can revert to a previous state. 
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Re: Update to LL 5 - Whisker Menu
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2020, 05:22:53 PM »
 

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with your file-manager open, click on view and put a tick in the box Show Hidden Files.

Now look in your home folder for .config folder.... all your personal customizations can be found in here. It should be possible to copy the relevant files, or even the whole .config folder and overwrite the .config folder or files on your new installation.
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Re: Update to LL 5 - Whisker Menu
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2020, 06:45:20 PM »
 

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with your file-manager open, click on view and put a tick in the box Show Hidden Files.

Now look in your home folder for .config folder.... all your personal customizations can be found in here. It should be possible to copy the relevant files, or even the whole .config folder and overwrite the .config folder or files on your new installation.

This is what I would do if I have to upgrade to LL 5. I will just copy the config folder in a flash drive and overwrite it later in LL 5.
 


 


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