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Thread: Kontact/Kmail2 in 12.1 - "Failed to fetch the resource collection."

  1. #11
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    Default Re: Kontact/Kmail2 in 12.1 - "Failed to fetch the resource collection."

    @ Brunolab,
    were you able to import your mail files to thunderbird?

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    Default Re: Kontact/Kmail2 in 12.1 - "Failed to fetch the resource collection."

    I am worried that I have lost my mail. If anyone figures out a cure, let us know, I am a copy and paste console kind of guy lol.....
    What did you do ? Upgrade to 12.1 ? If yes you will find your mail under "hidden folders" /home/yourusername/.kde4/share/apps/kmail

    Just copy the lot in a separate folder (or burn a cd/dvd).

    When you open the folder kmail, you should find all the mail folder etc.

    cheers
    Desktop: AMD , 16 GB, SSD 250 GB , OS. openSuseLeap 15.0
    Printer: Brother Color lazer , Scanner Edson V330

  3. #13
    Will Honea NNTP User

    Default Re: Kontact/Kmail2 in 12.1 - "Failed to fetch the resource collection."

    gpsanino wrote:

    >
    > I am not sure but I saw a new folder "kmail2" next to "kmail", in
    > ~/home/.kde4/share/apps/


    "kmail" is a red herring - most likely a holdover from 11.4 - as a clean
    install creates only ~/.kde4/share/apps/kmail2 here. It almost works from a
    clean new install with no carry-over from /home.

    --
    Will Honea

  4. #14

    Default Re: Kontact/Kmail2 in 12.1 - "Failed to fetch the resource collection."

    Quote Originally Posted by gpsanino View Post
    I am not sure but I saw a new folder "kmail2" next to "kmail", in ~/home/.kde4/share/apps/
    The emails are stored in a folder or a hidden folder under /.local that Akonadi points to. In my case to /home/USER/.local/share/mail-local

    I was able to migrate the settings and then in Kmal, to import the messages and structure from my old /home/USER/.kde4/share/apps/kmail folder. Then check all the account settings and filters since they were gone or wrong for the new distribution. However, the beast lost my emails just after the next time turned on the computer. I deleted all Akonadi, .local and other stuff. Installed all from scratch again. And again the beast deleted randomly some of my emails. I have seen in other forum that this can happen due to some mysql bug behind Akonadi. And SQLite is not better neither. So, I had enough with this. I remember when SuSE used to be the leading distro. When even being behind in some versions, the team checked the basics and had them stable. Even if that means to use earlier but more debugged versions of applications.
    Now there is not much where to look for a stable distro. I cannot understand how can a problem like Kmail2 be released inside the "stable" version. It would have been great to have the chance to choose among Kmail and Kmail2 during the installation process. Just like it was years ago with KDE4, due to a similar problem (immature stage of development). 12.1 cannot even deal with emails nor NVidia, one of the most popular graphic board. While I wish you all a better luck than mine, I am rolling back to 11.4 to be able to do my work.

  5. #15
    upscope NNTP User

    Default Re: Kontact/Kmail2 in 12.1 - "Failed to fetch the resource collection."

    gpsanino wrote:

    >
    > gpsanino;2405298 Wrote:
    >> I am not sure but I saw a new folder "kmail2" next

    to "kmail", in
    >> ~/home/.kde4/share/apps/

    >
    > The emails are stored in a folder or a hidden folder

    under /.local
    > that Akonadi points to. In my case to
    > /home/USER/.local/share/mail-local
    >
    > I was able to migrate the settings and then in Kmal,

    to import the
    > messages and structure from my old

    /home/USER/.kde4/share/apps/kmail
    > folder. Then check all the account settings and

    filters since they were
    > gone or wrong for the new distribution. However, the

    beast lost my
    > emails just after the next time turned on the

    computer. I deleted
    > all Akonadi, .local and other stuff. Installed all

    from scratch again.
    > And again the beast deleted randomly some of my

    emails. I have seen
    > in other forum that this can happen due to some mysql

    bug behind
    > Akonadi. And SQLite is not better neither. So, I had

    enough with this. I
    > remember when SuSE used to be the leading distro.

    When even being behind
    > in some versions, the team checked the basics and had

    them stable. Even
    > if that means to use earlier but more debugged

    versions of applications.
    > Now there is not much where to look for a stable

    distro. I cannot
    > understand how can a problem like Kmail2 be released

    inside the "stable"
    > version. It would have been great to have the chance

    to choose among
    > Kmail and Kmail2 during the installation process.

    Just like it was years
    > ago with KDE4, due to a similar problem (immature

    stage of development).
    > 12.1 cannot even deal with emails nor NVidia, one of

    the most popular
    > graphic board. While I wish you all a better luck

    than mine, I am
    > rolling back to 11.4 to be able to do my work.
    >
    >

    Whats your issuse with Nvidia? I have Nvidia 285.05.09
    installed on openSUSE 12.1 released version, also on ms
    1 thru RC2 prior to 12.1. No major problems. have
    NVIDIA GeForce GS8400 board (older board).

    I always install the hardway with tar file from NVIDIA
    website. See:
    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_the_hard_way

    Do you have a seperate thread open on this?

    Russ
    openSUSE 12.1(Linux 3.1.0-1.2-desktop x86_64)|KDE
    Platform Version 4.7.3 (4.7.3)|Intel core2duo 2.5 MHZ,|
    8GB DDR3|GeForce 8400GS (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-285.05.09)




    --
    Russ

  6. #16
    Will Honea NNTP User

    Default Re: Kontact/Kmail2 in 12.1 - "Failed to fetch the resource collection."

    gpsanino wrote:

    > The emails are stored in a folder or a hidden folder under /.local
    > that Akonadi points to. In my case to
    > /home/USER/.local/share/mail-local


    Depends on which storage option you used with kmail1. I always used the
    maildir format to avoid akonadi and it stores mails elsewhere. I haven't
    gotten around to finding them yet but that partially explains why the
    migraqtion prpocess falls on it's butt - it ASSumes the akonadi method?

    At least my saved mails will be readable when I get around to locating them.

    --
    Will Honea

  7. #17
    Will Honea NNTP User

    Default Re: Kontact/Kmail2 in 12.1 - "Failed to fetch the resource collection."

    gpsanino wrote:

    > I remember when SuSE used to be the leading distro.


    So don't blame KDE's mess on openSUSE. I haven't found anything besides a
    hardware problem with my old Nvidia 6100 implmentation on the mb that bites
    me so I just need to pick a new (usable) PIM and ditch KDE.

    --
    Will Honea

  8. #18

    Default Re: Kontact/Kmail2 in 12.1 - "Failed to fetch the resource collection."

    I have those same memories. Had my problems with 12.1 however. Using Thunderbird (best) fixed the Kmail issue. User issue with vbox. Installing RPM finally fixed. Still some rather strange issue with date/time. I dont have the same issues with KDE and Kubuntu on my laptop. Moved from 11.4 to 12.1 a bit early I think.

  9. #19
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    Default Re: Kontact/Kmail2 in 12.1 - "Failed to fetch the resource collection."

    My Kmail wouldn't open, it does the
    "KMail encountered a fatal error and will terminate now.
    The error was:
    Failed to fetch the resource collection."
    Its like it didn't like the migration thing. My HP system was messed up too, I have got my printer to work for now, but the device manager is still not functioning. Tried the uninstall and reinstall, and deleted and reinstalled the network printer with yast. I'll keep looking for answers to that one as well. Its a slow process for me, and its not helping me with the 'linux is better than win' argument with the wife lol. I have 1 other puter and a laptop on SUSE 11.4, but won't do an upgrade until I can figure this out.

  10. #20

    Default Re: Kontact/Kmail2 in 12.1 - "Failed to fetch the resource collection."

    I upgraded from openSUSE 11.4 to 12.1 and drove straight into this car crash.
    But here is how I (kinda) walked away (well, at least with the aid of a stick...)
    Note this is post-kmail-crash and at init 3 (so I can delete stuff that might have been still in use otherwise...)
    ===REBUILD AKONADI===
    * rename ~/.config/akonadi <to something>
    * move ~/.kde4/share/config/akonadi* <to somewhere>
    * delete ~/.kde4/share/config/kmail2rc
    * delete ~/.kde4/share/config/kmail-migratorrc
    * delete ~/.kde4/share/config/kres-migratorrc
    * rename ~/.local/share/akonadi <to something>
    * delete ~/.local/kde4/share/apps/kmail2
    * delete ~/.local/kde4/share/apps/kres-migrator
    * open konsole & run kmail
    * after a lot of *****ing & moaning I finally got a kmail window that didn't want to terminate --not without a number of error messages though...
    * however the importing has been less than successful:
    > use of kwallet seems to have prevented the import of accounts - I had to re-enter them from scratch (including the kwallet storing password bit)
    > I used the kmail > import function to import my existing emails (it took ages)
    > filters are not imported
    > sending emails (smtp details lost) does not work properly
    * imported stuff is now in "kmail-Import>mail>inbox" and almost everything is flagged as "unread"
    * the stuff previously in akonadi will have to be re-imported again (a task for another day)
    * the interesting thing about invoking kmail from konsole is that it goes to show how many errors are raised by the new code
    > I have been watching my 4-core 3Gig RAM system run at 4+ for the past few hours and the error "QFSFileEngine:pen: No file name specified" has come up a good few hundred times
    NOTE!!
    * I have not got many other resources using akonadi - my notes/calendar/contacts are all cloud-based now, so removing the DB was not a problem for me -- YMMV !!!
    * I agree with other forumistas that this was not the finest day for kmail migrations - I am in awe of the developers for all they do for us, but sometimes I just want to cry "Enough!! Remember to K.I.S.S..."
    HTH
    Ed.

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