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Bug#582953: kmail deleted all non-local incoming mail settings on upgrade

tags 582953 unreproducible


On pirmadienis 24 Gegužė 2010 23:33:15 Juha Jäykkä wrote:
> Kmail is running with dimap, imap, imap and pop3 accounts. All is well. I
> run aptitude safe-upgrade. Upon next login and start of kmail, all the
> said accounts are gone from the settings.
> During this startup of kmail (and the corresponding startup
> of akonadi), there were numerous messages about unreadable mail folders.
> These happened to be folders of the dimap account, but I suspect that is
> simply coincidence: kmail listed the folders first and someone destroyed
> them before kmail actually accessed them. This makes me wonder if akonadi
> is the real culprit here, after all, but I have no way of finding out. The
> safe-upgrade did not update kmail, but it did update akonadi-server.

There is no way akonadi could have destroyed your local mail. If the problem 
was with address book, then it would be another story.

> Critical: data loss: if pop3 account emails are on local disc instead of
> the server, those messages are lost.

I suspect you had file system problems and kmail configs got eaten in the 
process ( ~/.kde/share/config/kmail* ). There might even be some leftovers 
with odd names ~/.kde/share/config/kmailrc*.new etc. Try recovering from them.

The mail should still be there in ~/Mail or somewhere in 

Unless you give more proof that it's really a problem with kmail, the next 
step will be severity downgrade of this bug. testing->testing and sid->sid 
upgrades are not 100% supported anyway though I'm pretty sure upgrade had 
nothing to do with it. However, if you upgrade with kmail/KDE running, 
sometimes odd things happen.

Modestas Vainius <modestas@vainius.eu>

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