Akonadi dsaster

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 12:59:37 BST 2016

On 10/11/16 14:54, Martin Steigerwald wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 11. Oktober 2016, 11:54:45 CEST schrieb Diederik de Haas:
>> On dinsdag 11 oktober 2016 11:03:16 CEST Martin Steigerwald wrote:
>>> I also switched to MariaDB, but whether that makes sense… it works at
>>> least.
>>> I do think Akonadi as a background service in general makes sense, whether
>>> a  MySQL database is the best way to store the metadata… I am not so sure
>>> about.
>> I use PostgreSQL as the backend on my main PC and that works rather well,
>> although still not perfect.
>> On my laptop I used the default, thus MySQL (in its default configuration)
>> and that works considerably less, while only handling a part of my mail
>> accounts.
>> At some (near?) point in time I will switch to PostgreSQL on my laptop too
>> and my guess is that there's a real good chance that it would improve
>> Akonadi's working considerably.
>> There is one downside to using PostgreSQL as Dan explained in [1].
>> But once you've figured out a proper procedure for it [2], it's actually
>> straight forward
> Thank you for the links. I am aware of Dan using PostgreSQL. I used it once
> myself. Even system-wide for a while, but also user-wide. With PostgreSQL I
> dislike that on major upgrade you need to migrate your database AFAIK. I see
> the links are exactly about this. Thank you for the pointer!
> Also I meant my comment more generally. I think the user of KDEPIM should not
> need to administrate and probably manually tune a relational database. Heck,
> this is mail, calendaring and so… so I think it would be beneficial to store
> the metadata with some database or tool that doesn´t need manual maintenance
> or tuning at all. Not every KMail user is also a DB administrator.
>> [1] http://www.dvratil.cz/2016/01/kde-pim-still-alive-and-rocking/
>> #comment-1861
>> [2] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=838732
> Thanks,
To me Martin makes the perfect point: a user should not have to fidget 
around in config files for database, .rc files, recreate accounts and so 
on. There is something inherently unstable in a setup that when doing an 
upgrade of system goes nearly unusable.

I am still trying to avoid recreating my accounts and redownloading my 
email (I need offline access) but I can see it getting there day by day. 
And trying to find that way of getting Baloo to make distribution lists 
work again, preferably without having to recreate them. Again....

all the best, Sinclair

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