Seconding Stephen's recommendations.Regarding that last operation of editing configuration files: "meld" is your friend. Also, I comment each manual change in a config file with easily-located text: my username in CAPS and a brief reason for the change. Totally old-school configuration management.
On 13-11-01 08:15 PM, Stephen Gregory wrote:
[...] I would edit the new configs by hand instead of copying the config files back, as some of the default options have changed.