[kde-linux] kresource migration tool

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Tue Sep 29 09:34:42 UTC 2009

On Monday, 2009-09-28, Dr. Edgar Alwers wrote:
> Hi,
> I am new to this list, so I apologize, if I am dealing with something
>  already handled here. I could not get usefull informations through google.
> I build  KDE-4.3.0 ( I use to build my systems,"Linux from the scratch" )
>  and it is working so far so good.However, at the end ob the booting
>  process, I get a pop-up message from the kresource migration tool: 
>  "trying to migrate 'resource', and then "migration was successfull"
> Questions: what is beeing migrated, why ( I did'nt ask for that ), who is
> migrating and how can I kill this to avoid the nasty box every time I start
> my PC ?

The tools purpose is to analyze the "KResource" [1] setup of an already 
existing KDE profile and making the very same data available through the 
Akonadi [2] framework.
I.e. is it basically a compatibilty tool.

However, it should only run once (or whenever the KResource side of things is 
changed), not on every logon. This could indicate a problem with the Akonadi 

You could check that in Systemsetting -> Advanced Tab -> Akonadi. That page 
even has a test function o[3] n its second tab in case it is not running 
correctly. See also http://userbase.kde.org/Akonadi

Additionally, since as of KDE version 4.3 only very few applications are 
already using the new framework, you can opt to disable automatic migration 
and either do it manually or re-enable it once an application you are using 
requires it. See 


[1] KResource basically refers to how KDE used to handle contacts, calendar, 
notes, etc

[2] Akonadi is a successor technology and gradually replacing the usage of 
KResource in KDE

[3] Which creates a test log which in turn could be useful to determine why it 
doesn't work.
Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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