Two years ago, when the last LTS came, I decided to install KDE (desktop or full, not sure which) on top of my personal installation after the Ubuntu upgrade to 12.04 from 10.04. So, now that 14.04 iteration is out, I'm looking to upgrade my system again.
The issue is that since I technically have a Ubuntu installation and not a Kubuntu installation, I'm not sure which upgrade path is the safest to take. I understand that there will be changes, but basically I don't want to lose all of my mods over the past two years. (e.g.: custom downloaded: boot screen, desktop effects, mouse pointers) The solution also must include settings for programs installed after-the-fact. (e.g.: yakuake)
The way I see it, there is one of two possible ways to do this. Similar to what is discussed here:
- Fresh install Kubuntu and move settings over.
- Update Ubuntu and KDE.
I'd suspect #2 would be the safer route. But then again, #1 would provide a leaner installation if there were a way to migrate all the settings properly. I really must bow to the experts on this one.
Two things to note:
- I have already have dd backups of my partition so I can experiment. ...within reason... I'd rather like to be set within a week.
- I have absolutely zero attachment to anything from GNOME.