Re: [Evolution] Importing mail & settings from previous version of Evolution


  my bad, for late reply.

On Tue, 2007-05-29 at 18:02 +0100, Andy Allen wrote:
Hi Pete,
Thanks for the info - I have now managed to get the importing/migrating
process to run (by resetting the gconf keys in terminal first), but it
failed near the end and now Evolution won't run at all! As you say, you
only get one chance, because I tried importing some files into
.evolution/mail/config initially, which I think has caused the problem -
so I'm probably going to have to reinstall Evolution - but how do I do
re-install should not make a difference . Backup your mail folder -
".evolution", and "evolution" both .

if ".evolution" folder exists , Reset the configuration and blow up
"evolution" folder . Next, reset gconf key for evolution

        gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/evolution 

Hopefully this should have evolution migration wizard going .


On Sun, 2007-05-27 at 18:27, Pete Biggs wrote:
Andy Allen wrote:

Hi Mark,
Thanks for your response - no, I haven't tried exporting to another
email program as an intermediary, but I'm sure I should be able to
export/import between two versions of Evolution. I've tried using the
Import Assistant in Evolution 2.0.2 but it says "No settings ....found".
I don't want to have to 'reinvent the wheel' by using all sorts of
command line stuff - I just need some clear instruction as to how to set
up the two versions of Evolution so that the Import Assistant will work!


Between Evo 1 and Evo 2 there was a lot of changes in the formats - 
it changed from using the '~/evolution' directory to store everything in 
to using
the '~/.evolution' directory.  If '~/.evolution' exists, it won't 
import.  Similarly make
sure that '~/evolution directory exists.  You only get one chance to do 
the imports
because the initial import sets lots of gconf keys - evo assumes that 
the import
has been done if any of these keys exist.

There used to be a program around from Ximian (when evo was a Ximian 
to reset all the import things - but that was a long time ago, so I 
don't know if you
will be able to find it now.

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