[arch-general] migrating Arch to a new machine - what config to keep

Gaetan Bisson bisson at archlinux.org
Tue Dec 11 17:59:34 EST 2012

[2012-12-11 23:34:39 +0800] Marek Otahal:
> /var - I dont care about old
> logs, is there anything else important?


> /etc ... some files (related to hw) changed, but many (wifi, iptables,
> cron, security, ...) stay ...is it possible to copy/merge them in a
> smart way? Or I have to go through all the configuration?

The smart way would have been to put all the /etc files you touched
under version control. Otherwise, you can either go through each such
file, or just copy the whole of /etc and fix incompatibilities as you
notice them.

> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Migrate_installation_to_new_hardware
> and basically I'd like to elaborate on how to merge the configs in
> /etc

Please do; thanks.


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