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    Default KDE4.7 Migration to Kmail2

    After updating to KDE4.7, and upon opening Contact I was asked if I wanted to migrate to Kmail2 now. I said no as I was told that the migration would take a long time. I thought it would ask me again for the migration the next time I would open Kmail. But no, I now have kmail with no past emails, no adress book no nothing. Is there a way to start the migration again. Please advise

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    Default Re: KDE4.7 Migration to Kmail2

    Hi,

    I clicked on the "Yes" button, but the result was the same .
    I switched back to KDE 4.6.5, but with problems:
    KDE 4.7 and KMail

    Michael

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    Default Re: KDE4.7 Migration to Kmail2

    I run the migration wizard and seems that everything was migrated except the Inbox folder It looks empty. Sync doesn't seems to be working on it.
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    Default Re: KDE4.7 Migration to Kmail2

    Looking at various forums it seems that there are a lot of complaints with regards Kmail2. So I did go back to YAST , looked for Kmail and switched back to the previous version 4.4.10-3.2 with the appropriate dependencies. I am still under KDE4.7 but at least I got back Kmail in working order, with everything intact. including adress book and in-box. I guess I will now wait for a while now before attempting an upgrade to Kmail2

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    Default AW: KDE4.7 Migration to Kmail2

    To restart the migration, delete the *migratorrc files in ~/.kde4/share/config/
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    Default Re: KDE4.7 Migration to Kmail2

    Quote Originally Posted by Ptihibou View Post
    Looking at various forums it seems that there are a lot of complaints with regards Kmail2. So I did go back to YAST , looked for Kmail and switched back to the previous version 4.4.10-3.2 with the appropriate dependencies. I am still under KDE4.7 but at least I got back Kmail in working order, with everything intact. including adress book and in-box. I guess I will now wait for a while now before attempting an upgrade to Kmail2
    Thanks for the tip!

    After trying the migration to kmail2, and a couple of years of inbox mail went missing, I followed your advise, and all appears to work well with kmail1.
    Specifically, I added Index of /distribution/11.4/repo/oss to the Yast repositories, deinstalled kmail2 (4.7.....), and installed the kmail 4.4.10-3.2. Yast required some downgrades of ancillary software (and also some software removal as I recall), but kmail now works as well as in the past.

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    Default Re: KDE4.7 Migration to Kmail2

    I have the same problem, but being on opensuse 12.1 there is no earlier version of kmail in the repos so unless I use packages from the 11.4 repos I'm stuck with kmail2

    I suspect if I tried doing that there'd be all kinds of conflicts and dependencies to resolve, god knows how many packages to roll back so I could end up with a system that's more 11.4 than 12.1 if it worked at all, if it allowed me to even do it at all without a whole lot of individual rpm downloads

    Seems to me kmail2 shouldn't have been introduced until it could reliably import existing kmail profiles, doesn't seem it can yet and it's not just an opensuse issue, I have the same problem on arch machines, in fact every machine here with kmail2 installed fails at the migrate stage

    For now I'm not using the kmail2 on my desktops but running kmail off an 11.4 machine via ssh x11 forwarding on them instead, it's a proper nuisance because while I don't mind reconfiguring accounts in kmail2 the fact I wouldn't have access to previous mails is a total deal-breaker for me

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    Default Re: KDE4.7 Migration to Kmail2

    I just went back to kmail 4.4.10-3.2 as suggested, and Yast2 downgraded the following...

    kontact-4.4.10-3.2.x86_64
    kmail-4.4.10-3.2.x86_64
    kdepimlibs4-4.7.2-2.2.2.x86_64
    kdevelop4-4.2.3-3.1.2.x86_64
    korganizer-4.4.10-3.2.x86_64
    knode-4.4.10-3.2.x86_64
    kdepim4-4.4.10-3.2.x86_64
    kdelibs4-4.7.2-5.2.2.x86_64
    knotes-4.4.10-3.2.x86_64


    Kmail is now back to something useable. It looks like the indexes may need updating on some folders. Might be worth backing things up before giving this a try. I had started down the route of installing dovecot, but I'll hold off on that now that I have something that works.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ecky View Post
    ...

    I suspect if I tried doing that there'd be all kinds of conflicts and dependencies to resolve, god knows how many packages to roll back so I could end up with a system that's more 11.4 than 12.1 if it worked at all, if it allowed me to even do it at all without a whole lot of individual rpm downloads

    ...

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    Default Re: AW: KDE4.7 Migration to Kmail2

    There's also the command line tool kmail-migrator --interactive that should do the migration.
    But you also need to delete the kmail-migratorrc files first...

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    Default Re: AW: KDE4.7 Migration to Kmail2

    Quote Originally Posted by JimAasheim View Post
    There's also the command line tool kmail-migrator --interactive that should do the migration.
    But you also need to delete the kmail-migratorrc files first...
    I would just forget it for now. I tried the migration several times, with all the tricks out there. It simply does not work. I heard a user claiming success with the following. Archiving the old mail accounts. Then with the new kmail 2, not to perform any migration but to import the archives. Purportedly it did work. Did not have up to now occasion to try.
    Just "clicking away" security warnings about a change in repo signature ? Not able to control?
    Then please vote for
    https://features.opensuse.org/312047
    openSUSE should have an efficient web of trust.

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