[kdepim-users] distribution lists missing after upgrade to KDE 3.5.10

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 13:05:29 BST 2008

O. Sinclair wrote:
> Kishore wrote:
>> On Tuesday 02 Sep 2008 6:52:53 pm O. Sinclair wrote:
>>>> I recollect discussions about lists being looked at like any other vcard.
>>> I admit that I don't quite understand what that means or implies. But I
>>> eventually created a new list just to try/test. It is no problem
>>> creating or using - but the list is not found in
>>> home/user/.kde/share/apps/kabc/distlists where I find my old ones.
>>> Any clues, info, pointers to other mailinglists etc welcome. This is not
>>> the end of the world to me but irritating as 2 of my lists were quite
>>> large and to now remember who was in those... rather not
>> In KDE4, when i create a new distribution list there is a new entry in 
>> $KDEHOME/share/apps/kabc/std.vcf for the list.
>> It can be identified with "X-KADDRESSBOOK-DistributionList"
> Same behaviour in KDE 3.5.10.. so now how the h... do I move my old
> lists from "distlists" to "std.vcf" or is it just "forget it, the
> developer missed that problem, create/recreate the lists"?
An update on this. I filed a bug and got a reply from the maintainer:
"there is a tool now in 3.5 branch, which will upgrade the distribution 
to the new format automatically. Please bug your distributor to provide
updated patches soon."

I asked if maybe I just missed downloading it, what is it called;
"kabcdistlistupdater, however you don't have to run it manually,
it is executed automatically on next KDE startup once it is installed.
 > Maybe it is in the repos but I am unaware. Running Kubuntu 8.04.1
I doubt it, as I commited it to SVN branch 30 minutes ago"

and on "where can I find it":
"Well, it's in the kde SVN under 

I am not guru enough to check out from svn and compile so unless I wait 
until Kubuntu updates KDE 3.5 next time I am apparently stuck with 
re-creating the lists I had.

I appreciate the quick response from the maintainer but certainly wish 
it could have been included in the upgrade and/or more easily accessible.


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