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

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 15:18:43 BST 2008

O. Sinclair wrote:
> Kishore wrote:
>> On Tuesday 02 Sep 2008 12:15:59 pm Anne Wilson wrote:
>>> On Tuesday 02 September 2008 02:05:42 Robert Smits wrote:
>>>> On September 1, 2008 01:02:17 am O. Sinclair wrote:
>>>>> Running Kubuntu 8,04.1 I upgraded to KDE 3.5.10 last week. Today I
>>>>> notice that my distribution lists are gone or at least nowhere to be
>>>>> found!
>>>>> Version says Kontact 1.29 and Kadressbook 3.5.10.
>>>>> Anyone noticed the same or can tell me where they normally "reside" so
>>>>> that I might try and restore (have a backup on external harddisk)?
>>>> Sure, Sinclair. Look in /home/user/.kde/share/apps/kabc for distlists.
>>>> Substitute your home directory for user in the above string.
>>> I'm worried about this.  There must be another place that is being used
>>> now. I have four distlists, but in that file only two show up.  The two
>>> more recent ones are not there.  Unfortunately I have not managed to find
>>> the others so far.
>> 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.
To once again comment myself I filed a bug:
Bug 170259: distribution lists lost on upgrade to 3.5.10  distribution 
lists lost on upgrade to 3.5.10

Let's see what that leads to. Any alternative suggestions still welcome.

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