Install 12.1 and use old 11.4 home partition question

Hi all

If I install openSUSE 12.1 but keep all data in the /home partition - do I loose my KMail e-mail?
(accounts - inbox - outbox etc)

Kind regard,

It should be fine
But… I don’t use kmail and I do know there have been some issues…just what exactly I’m not sure

So I would make a copy of .kde4 just in case

On 12/26/2011 04:16 PM, Zebulon888 wrote:

> If I install openSUSE 12.1 but keep all data in the /home partition -
> do I loose my KMail e-mail?

last i heard there are some pretty big issues with kmail in the version
of kde shipped with 12.1

lots of folks have had problems…suggest you completely and carefully
research this prior to jumping into 12.1… see here

http://tinyurl.com/bst92pw

note: this is not an openSUSE problem, it is a kmail problem…check
their bugzilla for status…


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On 2011-12-26 16:16, Zebulon888 wrote:
>
> Hi all
>
> If I install openSUSE 12.1 but keep all data in the /home partition -
> do I loose my KMail e-mail?
> (accounts - inbox - outbox etc)

In the normal case, no. In the case of 12.1 and kmail, yes, you can loose
your things.
Just browse the forums for kmail problems and you will see for yourself.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

Thank you so much for your replies.
The fastest I’ve ever got in a forum.

Assuming /home is a separate physical partition, maybe as explained in other posts.

Another way of doing things is to have each distro have its’ own /home and use a separate physical partition containing only the data (email, documents, music, etc.). Then put symlinks in each /home to the appropriate data. This avoids most differences between distro program versions (unless a change was made in data structure).

I have a /common partition with directories such as “Documents, Music, Mail, Pictures, etc” and symlinks to those from /home in each distro.

And of course, ALWAYS BACKUP before making ANY major change.

Tom

On 2011-12-27 08:56, tommyttt wrote:
> I have a /common partition with directories such as “Documents, Music,
> Mail, Pictures, etc” and symlinks to those from /home in each distro.

That’s a very good method.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

Zebulon888 wrote:

>
> Hi all
>
> If I install openSUSE 12.1 but keep all data in the /home partition -
> do I loose my KMail e-mail?
> (accounts - inbox - outbox etc)

The consesus seems to be that the PIM components (kmail, kaddressbook, etc)
don’t migrate between 11.x and 12.1. They certainly didn’t work here!

There are several workarounds, especially for kmail but none have been 100%
successful for me. Locate and backup your kmail, addressbook, and calendar
data before you start to play.

The most useful workaround for me has been to keep the backlevel version 1
PIM apps. Instructions for that can be found in these fora.


Will Honea