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Bug#469834: Latest debugging info from kmail crash

Matthew Rosewarne schrieb:

Well, the last thing I can think of doing is to try re-importing your mail folder using kmailcvt. You will need to install the "kmailcvt" package if it is not already installed.

0. Make sure KMail is NOT running!

1. Find your mail folder, which is either ~/Mail or ~/.kde/share/apps/kmail/mail.

2. Rename "~/Mail" to "~/Mail.bak" (if you have it) and "~/.kde/share/apps/kmail" to "~/.kde/share/apps/kmail.bak". Also rename "~/.kde/share/config/kmailrc" to "~/.kde/share/config/kmailrc.bak".

3. To make sure you don't lose anything, make the whole mail folder read-only with chmod -R -w {mail folder}.

4. Start KMail. If it crashes now, look for any stray KMail-related files under ~/.kde/share/ and rename them with .bak, then start KMail again.

5. From KMail's menu, choose "File" -> "Import Messages..." and choose "Import KMail Maildirs and Folder Structure". Click next and select your old mail folder.

Hopefully the import process will go smoothly and KMail will work again. If that's not the case, then I expect that only the developers themselves will be able to find the problem.

Well. I did it again. But, same procedure as every time.
The only solution to get kmail running again, is to remove the kmailrc and start over with a fresh configuration.
Isn't it exactly the way how an update should work on WINDOWS ;)

Peter Niebling
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