[Bug 372487] [NEW] kmail downgrade wipes dimap cache
stephan at cs.tu-berlin.de
Tue May 5 23:22:59 UTC 2009
Public bug reported:
I recently upgraded from intrepid to jaunty just to find that I'm affected by bug 338669.
Thus I re-installed intrepid on a separate partition yet sharing /home between both installs.
The next time I launched kmail it siltently wiped all the gigabytes of dimap cache.
Version in jaunty: kmail 4:4.2.2-0ubunut1
Version in intrepid: kmail 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid2.1
Perhaps using kmail 4.2.2 had siltently converted the file format, at least
kmail 4.1.4 did not accept the dimap files as its own and initialized from scratch.
folder .kde/share/apps/kmail/dimap is gone completely.
.kde/share/config/kmailrc has shrunk from 350kB to 35kB, looking at the settings
dialog my account's receiving side is empty.
Perhaps using an older kmail on files last modified by a more recent kmail is
a bad idea to begin with (yet a distribution bug may force you to downgrade the OS,
so you may have no choice?), BUT erasing gigabytes of mails should never go without
a warning and an option to cancel, IMO.
** Affects: kdepim (Ubuntu)
kmail downgrade wipes dimap cache
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