Deirdre Saoirse Moen

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A Week of Migration Woes

30 September 2005

I was a big sluggish out of the gate this week. Eight days ago, I bought a new Powerbook. I used mostly Apple’s migration to get everything to my new computer.

However, there were a fair number of migration issues, mostly permissions-related. For example, it didn’t copy any of my stuff in /usr/local (but why would it expect anything there for the average Mac user?). I found that it copied my postgres user (because of how I created it), but not mysql.

Fortunately, I’d rsynced everything to another hard drive. Unfortunately, rysnc -aEv has some issues, including some rather nasty crashes.

I think I’m now done. Everything works, except for one app which mysteriously won’t create new documents (but has no issue editing existing ones). Weird.

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