[Kmymoney-devel] [Kmymoney] [Kmymoney2-user] Moving KMyMoney to another computer

Thomas Baumgart thb at net-bembel.de
Sun Aug 31 12:47:22 UTC 2014


On Saturday 30 August 2014 13:04:46 Jack wrote:

> On 2013.11.11 02:07, Thomas Baumgart wrote:
> [snip...]
> > @Jack: maybe we can add a chapter 'Moving KMyMoney to another
> > computer' to the docs in case we don't have it in there yet.
> > 
> > On Monday 11 November 2013 12:17:39 you wrote:
> >> I'm wanting to move my Kubuntu to another computer, and have looked
> >> at the docs on the KMM website, but cannot find anything about files
> >> needed for a move/migrate.  (I was sure there was something
> >> somewhere ??).
> [SNIP...]
> >> I did manage to find an old email in my KMM folder, and besides my
> >> 
> >> *.kmy files, there is the configuration file as follows:
> > > $KDEHOME/share/config/kmymoneyrc
> > > 
> > > Is that all I need ?  Any "gotchas" with those newer versions of
> > 
> > KMyMoney ?
> > 
> > That's all you need. There shouldn't be any gotchas in upgrading from
> > 4.6.1 to 4.6.3 (though 4.6.4 is the latest stable release we did a
> > few weeks ago). Once 4.6.4 hits the distro repositories that
> > shouldn't be a problem either.
> Thomas,
> I'm finally working on the docs for the new release, and have one
> question here.  Are there any potential reasons NOT to move the rc file
> and just reconfigure the new version from scratch?  Are there any
> potential dangers due to changed format/version/entries?

I don't see potential dangers. Moving from one computer to another implies for 
me that the version is the same. Otherwise, the same instructions apply as if 
you upgrade the version of KMyMoney (mostly there is none if it comes to the 
rc file).

The only reason I could think of NOT to move the file is if I want to start 
every setting from scratch. The file contains the settings that are not 
associated with the data in the file (e.g. screen estate, options, last files 
used, Online Quote Sources, Plugins, etc.). Only in case would want to drop 
all that it makes sense to NOT move the file.



Thomas Baumgart

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