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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-users] Move from Lenny and KDE to Squeeze and TDE

From: Lisi <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2012 23:19:25 +0000
Sorry - that is very charitable wording compared to what I deserve!

On Sunday 05 February 2012 22:14:30 pierre.lag6633@... wrote:
> In order to be able to help you, we probably need some more information.
> What is your client software for email ? Are you using kmail ?

Yes.

> If so, I'd say it simply needs to copy the .kde/share/apps/kmail folder
> from Lenny/KDE to the .trinity/share/apps/kmail of Squeeze/TDE (that was
> what I done and it was all right) and you'll get your mails in kmail-
> trinity. 

I copied Mail to Mail, as I had frequently done before.  It would appear that 
that was what I had done incorrectly.  Helped by faulty HDDs.

> Maybe you will have to enter your account passwords again, but 
> that will be all, to my sense.

I don't mind having to re-enter things like that!  It is the emails and folder 
structure that I desperately want to carry over.

> So some few questions
>  - how exactly did you "move" your emails ? (from and to folder names?)

Originally, /home/lisi/Mail to /home/lisi/Mail.  That would appear to be at 
least part of my mistake, from what you say.

>  - is everything ok about your mails on your Lenny version, can you see
> them all under kmail or whatever ?

Oh, yes. They are fine now.  I lost a few emails, but that is all.

>  - is your user has the same name on both Lenny and Squeeze ?

Yes.  I change as little as possible.

I think that you have already answered my basic question.  I shall take great 
care to have at least four separate copies of /home, preferably five.  And if 
I get stuck, appeal here.  I just wondered whether I should be doing 
something by way of deliberately storing a copy of my emails in a special 
format for transfer.

All I have to decide now is whether to update this machine or get a move-on in 
rebuilding my desktop and start fresh on that with Squeeze.

Thank you very much, Pierre.

Lisi