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wamanning
October 22nd, 2009, 01:37 AM
i'm following these instructions to move my home directory to a dedicated partition:


https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving


sudo rsync -axS --exclude='/*/.gvfs' /home/. /media/home/.

i used the rsync command to copy the files over. subsequently i'm using diff to double-check the copy against the original and i'm getting what *appears* to be missing symlinks, or at least symlinks that seem funky. here are the errors, and now i notice i'm getting similar errors from *both* old and new versions. strange.


diff: /home/user1/.kde/cache-computer1: No such file or directory
diff: /home/user1/.kde/tmp-computer1: No such file or directory
diff: /home/user1/.pulse/ce27733e29790957d96b1e174ad2e3d7:runtime: No such file or directory
diff: /homeOLD/user1/.kde/tmp-computer1: No such file or directory
diff: /homeOLD/user1/.kde/cache-computer1: No such file or directory
diff: /homeOLD/user1/.pulse/ce27733e29790957d96b1e174ad2e3d7:runtime: No such file or directory


poking around the *new* home partition, the corresponding directories that these symlinks reference do not exists:


/var/tmp/kdecache-user1
/tmp/kde-user1
/tmp/pulse-goIcwN0rvoq2


strange.

any idea what i should do with these if anything? maybe some old/leftover symlinks from my recent, from-scrach, 9.04 install?