[kdepim-users] 20090723KP -- Copying KMail

Bruce MacArthur bmacasuru at fastmail.us
Thu Jul 23 09:21:14 BST 2009

Greetings --

Some of you will realize that this is a specific follow-up to a 
discussion on the kde-linux list.

The environment is a single computer with a single hard disk drive which 
is highly partitioned.  It has two distros -- openSUSE 10.2and Kubuntu 
Jaunty.  Under openSUSE, I am running KMail 1.9.5 (Using KDE 
3.5.5 "release 45").  Under Jaunty, I want to use KMail 1.11.2 using KDE 

My plan was to spend a few moments using Dolphin to copy applicable 
KMail files from openSUSE to Jaunty, but Dolphin suddenly stopped 
showing the openSUSE partitions.  Generous and knowledgeable people at 
kde-linux patiently helped me to overcome that problem.  Now Dolphin 
sees my entire hard disk drive again.  However, a new issue presents 
itself.  I am unable to copy my E-mail archives AND to view them in 
Jaunty KMail.

In openSUSE, the fully-qualified path-name to my archives is as 
follows -- /home/bruce/.kde/share/apps/kmail/mail/.KMail-Import.directory/

In Jaunty, I know this much (and no more!) about the respective path --

(For those of you who are curious, "bu4lu3si1" is the Han4Yu3 Pin1Yin1 
transliteration -- in Mandarin Chinese -- of my American English name!  
I guess I can be a little weird.)

The default Jaunty installation did not show ".KMail-Import.directory/" 
as a folder at all, even under a variant name.  When I created the new 
folder and tried to use Dolphin to populate it, nothing has become 
visible -- not even a diagnostic message!  And certainly no folders or 
E-Mail messages appeared.

Most of my folders (as yet existing only in openSUSE) are relatively 
simple.  But some have both messages and sub-folders which have 

At this point, I do not see where the archives belong under Jaunty's 
KMail -- or how to copy them into their new home.  Any suggestions or 
directions will be welcome.  And, as always, I will gladly provide 
whatever information may be requested of me.  THANKS for the time you 
have spent with this message and for any assistance that you can offer.

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Bruce   Mac Arthur
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Overland Park, KS 66221
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