[kde-linux] upgrading to KDE 4.2.4

David Jarvie djarvie at kde.org
Fri Dec 4 09:56:13 UTC 2009

On Fri, December 4, 2009 4:32 am, Duncan wrote:
> Pablo Sanchez posted on Thu, 03 Dec 2009 21:26:57 -0500 as excerpted:
>> On Thursday 03 December 2009 at 8:43 pm, Louis Hinman penned about
>> "[kde-linux] upgrading to KDE 4.2.4"
>>> ... how do I backup the data and setttings in KMail, KOrganizer, and
>>> Konqueror and migrate it all to 4.2.4?
>> Hi Lou,
>> I believe all you'll need to do is rename `~/.kde' to be `~/.kde4'  Or
>> if you have spare disk space, you can be super careful and `cp -rad
>> ~/.kde ~/.kde4'
>> You'll want to do either when you're not logged in as yourself.  You
>> might want to boot up at level three - pass `3' to `grub'
>> Please let others respond in case I'm wrong though.  :)

It's not guaranteed that your kmail emails are stored in ~/.kde. If you
have migrated in the past from older KDE versions, they could be in
~/Mail, or somewhere else. Look in ~/.kde/share/kmailrc (I think) to find
the location if you have problems locating your emails.

David Jarvie.
KDE developer.
KAlarm author & maintainer.

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