To Gnome or not to Gnome

Bernie Innocenti bernie at
Tue Mar 23 11:14:06 EDT 2010

On Tue, 2010-03-23 at 20:31 +0530, K. K. Subramaniam wrote:
> On Tuesday 23 March 2010 07:28:05 pm Bernie Innocenti wrote:
> > All we need is a fast way to recover from disasters. A "panic button"
> > which would reset all settings. It could be implemented in
> > olpc-configure with 3 lines of code. In the absence of a recovery
> > option, technicians resort to flashing laptops that have been tampered
> > with beyond some point.
> One simple way would to be save home directory into /var/lib/home-save.tgz on 
> issue and then restore it while booting:
>    test -f $HOMEDIR/.dontrestore || tar xjvf /var/lib/home-save.tbz -C 

Users tend to fill up their home very quickly and we don't have
400-500MB of free space for an extra copy.

We do, however, perform automatic journal backups on the xs. Only, we
have problems with the restore procedure ;-)

   // Bernie Innocenti -
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