migrating kmail stuff to kde4

Rick Miles frmrick at aapt.net.au
Tue May 19 23:07:10 BST 2009

On Tuesday 19 May 2009 18:36:49 Rick Miles wrote:
> On Tuesday 19 May 2009 04:54:15 pm Kevin Krammer wrote:
> > On Tuesday, 2009-05-19, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 19 May 2009 02:48:23 Rick Miles wrote:
> > > > Can anyone provide instructions for migrating my kmail stuff from
> > > > kde3 to kde4?
> > > >
> > > > Besides the obvious ~/Mail directory what needs to be moved from
> > > > ~/.kde? ... or indeed what can be moved safely?
> >
> > You only need to copy ~/Mail if you don't want to use that location any
> > longer.
> >
> > > You can copy any or all of ~/.kde/share/apps and :/kde/share/config.
> I'm using the same /home/rick directory for both my stable (12.2) and beta
> (current) slackware installs this was never before with kde.3 even though
> versions were different. I wasn't an "aware" linux user when things went
> from kde2 to 3 so I can't say what problems there might have been but I
> know that not all kde3 application configs worked well in in the kde-4.2.2
> environment, konsole, kate and konqueror to name three I had problems with
> last time around
> > You can even copy or rename .kde/
> I have a .kde3 and a .kde4 and a script that symlinks a .kde to one or the
> other depending on which version of kde is installed on the system. Tested
> fine  for 5 or 6 logins each way and was working well thereafter, I'm sure
> that's not the problem
> > It is quite weird though that you would have to copy anything at all.
> > While some distributions decided to use a different base directory for
> > KDE4, they usually also provide a migration tool which does the copying.
> This is Slackware which ships everything vanilla just as upstream released
> it albeit after qt4 and kde4 came out of testing there are
> kde-compatability packages in extra if one wants to install them to run
> legacy kde3 aps on 4
> > > > If you missed my comments in a previous thread I have lost my
> > > > filters,
> > >
> > > I would guess that they are in one of the config files.
> >
> > Correct, kmailrc
> I'll have another go at this again tonight (maybe) There may have also been
> a non-kde issue involved as somehow I had started an arecord script in the
> background and had a couple whooping great .wav's in my home directory
> taking that partition just about up to 100%. I did not know this untill I
> hit the icon to check mail and got a 'can't open, disk ful'l message. I
> killed the proccess deleted the .wav's and when I next tried kmail it said
> there was no user and asked if I wanted to configure one. I killed that
> popup to prevent any possible overwrites but when kmail came up everything
> had changed although my user and isp details remained intact.
> Dunno
> Oh, Hi Anne, thanks for the input as well.
I figured I'd try to configure the kmail in 4.2.3 as is/was I was not able to get 
the traditional list view by date on a single line but was able to get a double 
line (subject and sender) by date in most folders although some remained partially 
threaded and were missing posts which were visible in kde-3.5.10.

I have copied over the kde-3.5.10 configs again and this has held together for 
several transits between the two versions.

Rick Miles

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