Hello, On penktadienis 04 Birželis 2010 11:46:52 Juha Jäykkä wrote: > What do you mean "KDE" running? I did not have kmail, but I did have kded > and several other KDE-related processes running, but I never run KDE > because it forces me to logout for upgrades; by running just openbox the > only userspace program upgrades I need to log off for are X and openbox. > > If the deletion of data is due to "odd things" happening when upgrading > while kde-related processes are running, this is a bug: very many people > use graphical apt-front-ends to upgrade their machines and it simply must > work. A logoff or reboot may be required, yes, but under no circumstances > must user data be deleted without explicit permission. What was the > upgrade doing inside $HOME anyway? Packages should not touch anything in > $HOME. So as I said it is very unlikely to have been caused by upgrade. > That said, there was that odd set of error messages at first start of kmail > after the upgrade, so perhaps the package did not touch $HOME, but kmail > itself, for some reason, deleted all its mail settings and data at first > restart. I suggest you go though the kmail code to see where it does > unlink() on its mail during startup and under what conditions that > happens. Clearly, the only condition when that should happen is when the > user explicitly asks kmail to delete messages. Well, your report does not have much useful information: "odd set of error messages", "apart from some directories" etc. You aren't very specific. And my kmail stores mails in ~/Mail. -- Modestas Vainius <email@example.com>
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