Joined: July 2004
||Posted: Aug. 26 2006,19:20
Links in DSL is a script that launches /opt/links/links (links.uci) if it's installed. If it's not installed the script downloads and installs links.uci from the mydsl repository.
With ANY type of install a *.uci extension is umounted when you shut down. Since you have it in the mydsl directory it is automatically mounted during startup. Removing it from mydsl will prevent it from being mounted, unless you happen to move it to the top level of your DSL installation. The files in /home/dsl are usually just user config files. They can be removed or left alone, whichever you prefer.
As far as backups in relation to different versions of DSL, there are usually changes made which affect certain files, most significantly with major version upgrades. Roberts has been letting us know which files may be affected with each release announcement.