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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-users] KMail

From: Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 12:52:16 +0000
Mea culpa - apology at the end. :-(

On 16 November 2011 12:09, Laurent Dard <f.couperin@...> wrote:
> Le 16/11/2011 12:28, Lisi Reisz a écrit :
>> Help!!  I really need my KMail stuff!  How do I persuade KMail to use it?
> If you're using the latest trinity version of kmail, I think you must
> copy your configuration from kde3 to trinity:
> $ cp -afv ~/.kde/share/apps/kmail ~/.trinity/share/apps/
> $ cp -afv ~/.kde/share/config/kmail* ~/.trinity/share/config/
> And you have to replace '$HOME/.kde' by '$HOME/.trinity' in
> /home/lisi/.trinity/share/config/kmailrc:
> $ sed 's|HOME/.kde|HOME/.trinity|g' -i ~/.trinity/share/config/kmailrc
> Alternatively, just copy the whole folder:
> $ cp -av /home/lisi/.kde/* /home/lisi/.trinity/
> (but it's going to erase new settings in trinity and you'll have to change
> some other files)
> (Another solution is to use a symbolic link:
> $ rm -rf ~/.trinity
> $ ln -sv .kde ~/.trinity
> In this case, you'll have nothing to change.)
> And if you fear mistakes (you should), don't forget backups:
> $ cp -av /home/lisi/.kde /home/lisi/.kde.back
> $ cp -av /home/lisi/.trinity /home/lisi/.trinity.back
> Good luck.

I feel mortified at my own stupidity.  I came back to the computer
because I remembered that I hadn't said what I was running.  My  only
excuse is that I find GMail as an email client a nightmare and find it
difficult to reread my own mail before it goes. :-(

I am running KDE 3.5.10 on Lenny.  I initially tried to use Trinity
3.5.12 on Squeeze, but that is where my KMail first got messed up.
And I now can't get back to my KDE settings either.  I would at least
like to get this working again, and then explore how I shall get
Squeeze + Trinity going on the rebuild of my (sadly defunct) desktop.
I am currently running on my testbed machine, which is not going to be
long-term usable.

Meanwhile, I have all my KMail folders, but cannot persuade KMail to
use them. :-(

I'm really sorry that I landed you two generous helpers with almost
wasting your time.  (Almost, because once I have rebuilt my desktop I
shall use either Squeeze or Lenny - and in either case the then
current Trinity.  And I shall then want to know how to rescue my

I bow my head in mortification :-(