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Thread: 12.1: kmail2 migration from kmail

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    Default 12.1: kmail2 migration from kmail

    In trying to migrate kmail to kmail2, the automatic migration fails so I
    tried "kmail-migrator --interactive". The first time, it said it had
    already done it, even when it hadn't, so I removed the rc file and tried
    again. It was going quite well but then froze - "no usable storage
    location configured."

    The message on the console was "kmail-migrator(6103)/libakonadi
    Akonadi::SessionPrivate::socketError: Socket error occurred:
    "QLocalSocket::connectToServer: Invalid name" "

    I know that trying to get this pile of steaming **** is going to be a
    waste of time but I don't like getting beaten so early in the fight.

    Actually, if kmail2 was half as useful as said pile, it would be a great
    improvement. At least that can be used as manure.


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    Default Re: 12.1: kmail2 migration from kmail

    On 08/12/11 15:38, Graham P Davis wrote:
    > In trying to migrate kmail to kmail2, the automatic migration fails so I
    > tried "kmail-migrator --interactive". The first time, it said it had
    > already done it, even when it hadn't, so I removed the rc file and tried
    > again. It was going quite well but then froze - "no usable storage
    > location configured."
    >
    > The message on the console was "kmail-migrator(6103)/libakonadi
    > Akonadi::SessionPrivate::socketError: Socket error occurred:
    > "QLocalSocket::connectToServer: Invalid name" "
    >
    > I know that trying to get this pile of steaming **** is going to be a
    > waste of time but I don't like getting beaten so early in the fight.
    >
    > Actually, if kmail2 was half as useful as said pile, it would be a great
    > improvement. At least that can be used as manure.
    >
    >


    Now switched back to 11.4 and had another try. Both kmail2 file and
    folder removed along with same for migrator. Started kmail, migrate
    failed, used the console version as above. It was successful - according
    to the migrator tool. That tool's meaning of "successful" is a little
    different from mine. I don't regard migration of folders without
    contents as any kind of success!

    Yet another daft thing is that a restart of kmail kicks off the prompt
    for the migrator tool although it had run "successfully!" The migrator
    won't run because it says it has already run when , in fact, it hasn't,
    yet will run when it has already done so. What a shambles!

    Any suggestions as to how to get my kmail mail migrated to kmail2?

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    Graham Davis, Bracknell, Berks.
    openSUSE 11.4 (64-bit); KDE 4.7.3; AMD Phenom II X2 550 Processor;
    Video: nVidia GeForce 210 (using nVidia driver);
    Sound: ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA); Wireless: BCM4306

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    Default Re: 12.1: kmail2 migration from kmail

    On Fri, 09 Dec 2011 14:38:16 +0000, Graham P Davis wrote:

    > Any suggestions as to how to get my kmail mail migrated to kmail2?


    Missed the obvious. I'm running TB so I was able to import from there.
    Trouble is, once everything was moved, reading an e-mail took ages.

    Kmail is broken again this morning. Great!


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    Graham Davis, Bracknell, Berks.
    openSUSE 11.4 (64-bit); KDE 4.7.3; AMD Phenom II X2 550 Processor;
    Video: nVidia GeForce 210 (using nVidia driver);
    Sound: ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA); Wireless: BCM4306

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    Default Re: 12.1: kmail2 migration from kmail

    K Mail 2 is absolutely garbage. I migrated from 11.4 to 12.1 and cant even find the mailbox folders under 12.1. My question is why they even released the distro with this glaring type of error. When I migrated I copied the entire /home folder (11.4) onto another drive on the platform. When I try to inport the mail folders k Mail 2 sees the folder on the other drive but does not see any contents and thinks that things have been imported without a problem. This is just ****. When K Mail2 does work its slow, and a resource hog. Jesus what a mess. Plus there is no simple way that I can see to retrograde to K Mail from 11.4. I have used SUSe probably for the last 7 or 8 years but maybe its time to look for another distro.

    Expat1

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    Default Re: 12.1: kmail2 migration from kmail

    On 2011-12-16 01:36, expat1 wrote:
    > My question is why they even
    > released the distro with this glaring type of error.


    It is a known problem. Me, that don't use kmail, knew about it.

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    Default Re: 12.1: kmail2 migration from kmail

    On 2011-12-16 01:36, expat1 wrote:
    > I have used SUSe probably for the last 7 or 8 years but maybe its
    > time to look for another distro.


    Forgot to mention: all distros using kmail 2 have that problem, it is a
    known upstream kde problem, and will take long to solve. You will even find
    posts from devs saying you should use thunderbird instead.

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    Will Honea NNTP User

    Default Re: 12.1: kmail2 migration from kmail

    expat1 wrote:

    >
    > K Mail 2 is absolutely garbage. I migrated from 11.4 to 12.1 and cant
    > even find the mailbox folders under 12.1. My question is why they even
    > released the distro with this glaring type of error. When I migrated I
    > copied the entire /home folder (11.4) onto another drive on the
    > platform. When I try to inport the mail folders k Mail 2 sees the
    > folder on the other drive but does not see any contents and thinks that
    > things have been imported without a problem. This is just ****. When K
    > Mail2 does work its slow, and a resource hog. Jesus what a mess. Plus
    > there is no simple way that I can see to retrograde to K Mail from
    > 11.4. I have used SUSe probably for the last 7 or 8 years but maybe its
    > time to look for another distro.


    Same issues here and on everything I support. There was some noise about
    being able to "export" from kmail1 then "import" things back into kmail2 as
    a workaround. I'm about ready to give that a shot but I've seen too many
    reports of PIM issues to feel any desire to deploy 12.1 as things stand now.

    It's a pity; leave out the KDE issues and I like what I see.

    For the Gnome/XFCE users: what's the consensus on 12.1?

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    Default Re: 12.1: kmail2 migration from kmail

    On 2011-12-16 20:55, Will Honea wrote:
    > For the Gnome/XFCE users: what's the consensus on 12.1?


    I have only tried gnome on a virtual machine, which means no accel and thus
    only fallback mode. Not so good.

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    Default Re: 12.1: kmail2 migration from kmail

    Quote Originally Posted by expat1 View Post
    K Mail 2 is absolutely garbage. I migrated from 11.4 to 12.1 and cant even find the mailbox folders under 12.1. My question is why they even released the distro with this glaring type of error. When I migrated I copied the entire /home folder (11.4) onto another drive on the platform. When I try to inport the mail folders k Mail 2 sees the folder on the other drive but does not see any contents and thinks that things have been imported without a problem. This is just ****. When K Mail2 does work its slow, and a resource hog. Jesus what a mess. Plus there is no simple way that I can see to retrograde to K Mail from 11.4. I have used SUSe probably for the last 7 or 8 years but maybe its time to look for another distro.

    Expat1
    Unhappily, I so agree.

    started off with a tumbleweed migration from 11.4 (triggered by problems with kmail that the KDE bugzilla claimed were fixed in 4.7 - mistake. It didn't work).
    Then wiped and did clean install to 12.1 - same problems kmail2 crashes and won't import data and is just a nightmare.
    the integration with Akonadi seems a major backward step to me - have they got a load of ex M$ developers at KDE now?

    Anyone had a look at downgrading to kmail1 and keeping akonadi and the other "rubbish" out of the way?

    I also have used Suse since 9.1 but as it looks like I'm forced away from the last of the major integrated KDE apps I liked. Maybe I should look at other distros now.?

    Its a shame - the rest of it seems to work OK.

    Alister

    OS: Linux 3.1.0-1.2-desktop x86_64
    System: openSUSE 12.1 (x86_64)
    KDE: 4.7.2 (4.7.2) "release 5"
    Display Model: ATI Radeon 2100 RS740
    2D driver: radeon
    3D driver: R300 Gallium (7.11)
    Networking via wireless

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    Default Re: 12.1: kmail2 migration from kmail

    al1ster wrote:

    > I also have used Suse since 9.1 but as it looks like I'm forced away
    > from the last of the major integrated KDE apps I liked. Maybe I should
    > look at other distros now.?
    >
    > Its a shame - the rest of it seems to work OK.


    I don't see the point of moving away from openSUSE because you're having
    trouble with kmail2. If it's KDE you don't like, moving to another distro
    won't make a scrap of difference. It's like you've bought a can of soup from
    a supermarket, didn't like it, so you're planning to go to a different
    supermarket and buy exactly the same brand and flavour of tinned soup.

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    Graham Davis, Bracknell, Berks.
    openSUSE 12.1 (64-bit); KDE 4.7.4; AMD Phenom II X2 550 Processor;
    Video: nVidia GeForce 210 (using nouveau driver);
    Sound: ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA); Wireless: BCM4306

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