[clug] /dev/snd permissions

Gary Woodman antigramp at yahoo.com.au
Thu Jul 8 00:37:23 MDT 2010

--- On Thu, 8/7/10, Paul Wayper <paulway at mabula.net> wrote:

> This is why it's always best to make /home a separate
> volume - after I
> reinstalled I kept on finding that everything had
> remembered my personal
> settings even if I had to install the package anew :-)

That is good when it works; but there's always the risk that an upgrade will bring in a newer app with a different config format, and the old config file breaks the app or causes unforseen behaviour.

So I'm back to having /home on the root filesystem, and my own stuff on a /data partition. The only files I have in /home are dotfiles and dotdirs, and stuff like Desktop and Downloads that ever-helpful desktop environments make for me (which I never use). Come upgrade time, I manually copy over dotfiles and other stuff that I want (such as .bashrc and Firefox history), or reconfigure the apps. It is a bit of a nuisance, but OTOH, it is safe.



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