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Month: February 2016

Re: [trinity-users] KMail Update

From: Greg Madden <gomadtroll@...>
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2016 18:47:11 -0900

On 02/21/2016 03:05 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Sunday 21 February 2016 15:39:57 Thierry de Coulon wrote:
>> On Sunday 21 February 2016 01.41:18 Glen Cunningham wrote:
>>>     Reply to my own post for the archives.
>>> On Sunday 21 February 2016 09:38:25 Glen Cunningham wrote:
>>>> Thanks for the try, Nik,
>>>> On Sunday 21 February 2016 03:39:15 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
>>>>> Hi!
>>>>> It's that simple :-)
>>>>    NO!  It is not that simple.
>> (...)
>>>    Laboriously copied the above 6 files/directories from .kde3 on the
>>> old box to .trinity on the new one.
>>>     That did not work!  Kmail failed to start.
>>>     Deleted the 5 config files, restarted kmail, at least kmail
>>> started this time and my old mailboxes seem to have survived.
>>>    There has gotta be a better way!
>>> Cheers,
>>> Glen
>> It should - almost - work the way Nik indicated.
>> There are possibly a few things to edit when you move to .trinity (but
>> that will be only once). Mainly, did you edit
>> /.trinity/share/config/kmailrc ? In the last part of the file (after
>> the mailboxes), you have the path to your mail directory.
>> In (very) old time this would have been ~/mail , but somwhere in KDE
>> history it was relocated to a ./kde3 subdirectory, usually
>> $HOME/.kde3/share/apps/kmail/mail. You must change that to
>> $HOME/.trinity/share/apps/kmail/mail
>> As far as I remember that's all I had to do (apart from copyinf the
>> directory).
>> Thierry
> That might not be 100% good info, here on a wheezy system, its ~/Mail,
> and I can't remember when it was different.
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> Cheers, Gene Heskett
The Mail dir is a setting, it seems it was changed at some point and 
buried in the .trinity/xx/xx/xx ad nauseum. I use ~/Mail on some of my 

As to the OP question I would copy the .kdexx folder and rename it 
,trinity . It seems like I did this years ago, or something as simple as 
that. One caveat that comes to mind is I always have the same users, and 
UID's on my network.

greg m