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Title: [SOLVED] Export/Import to Thunderbird
Post by: pooky2483 on August 03, 2012, 11:57:20 am
I have just moved over to 12.04 from 11.10 and I want to keep all my Thunderbird e-mail and calendar data, I can't see a full export option in Thunderbird on my 11.10 setup but there IS an import in both 11.10 and 12.04 versions.
If I cant export the stuff I want to keep, is there a way of SAFELY moving the info from my 11.10 Thunderbird folder to my 12.04 Thunderbird folder?
Title: Re: Export/Import to Thunderbird
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 03, 2012, 02:16:36 pm
Yes .. rename the hidden ~/.thunderbird folder in 12.04 to something like ~/.thunderbird-old

Then COPY the 11.10 ~/.thunderbird folder to the same place in  12.04

Only do this with Thunderbird closed.

When you start Thunderbird in 12.04, it will have all the mail/settings from 11.10

That make sense ?
Title: Re: Export/Import to Thunderbird
Post by: pooky2483 on August 03, 2012, 02:31:57 pm
Yep, thats brilliant, will save a lot of hassle.
Thanks
Title: Re: Export/Import to Thunderbird
Post by: pooky2483 on August 03, 2012, 02:36:44 pm
Yes .. rename the hidden ~/.thunderbird folder in 12.04 to something like ~/.thunderbird-old

I can't rename it, the option is greyed out!
Title: Re: Export/Import to Thunderbird
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 03, 2012, 02:59:17 pm
We'll come back to this in a bit .. I think it's realted to the Xscreensaver issue.

More specifically the permission issues I warned you about with using the old 11.10 drive as the 12.04 /home

For now stick to this topic
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=10321.msg76672#msg76672 (http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=10321.msg76672#msg76672)
Title: Re: Export/Import to Thunderbird
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 03, 2012, 04:15:18 pm
OK, we've just renamed ~/.thunderbird (in your other topic) with:
mv -v ~/.thunderbird ~/.thunderbird old

So now what's the output from:
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ls -a /media/Home_
Title: Re: Export/Import to Thunderbird
Post by: pooky2483 on August 03, 2012, 04:32:43 pm
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ls -a /media/Home_
pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$ ls -a /media/Home_
.   bin   cdrom                       .config  etc   initrd.img      .INSTALL  lib32  lost+found  media  opt       postinst  proc  .rpmdb  sbin     shlibs  sys  usr  vmlinuz
..  boot  C:\nppdf32Log\debuglog.txt  dev      home  initrd.img.old  lib       lib64  md5sums     mnt    .PKGINFO  postrm    root  run     selinux  srv     tmp  var  vmlinuz.old
pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$
Title: Re: Export/Import to Thunderbird
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 03, 2012, 04:36:49 pm
OKwhat's the output from:
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ls -a /media/Home_/home
Title: Re: Export/Import to Thunderbird
Post by: pooky2483 on August 03, 2012, 04:38:05 pm
OKwhat's the output from:
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ls -a /media/Home_/home

pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$ ls -a /media/Home_/home
.  ..  mythtv  peter
pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$

(on a sidenote, mythtv is not needed)
Title: Re: Export/Import to Thunderbird
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 03, 2012, 04:46:34 pm
What's the output from:
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sudo cp -rv /media/Home_/home/peter/.thunderbird ~/.thunderbird
and
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sudo chown -v pooky2483:pooky2483 ~/.thunderbird
Title: Re: Export/Import to Thunderbird
Post by: pooky2483 on August 03, 2012, 05:03:00 pm
What's the output from:
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sudo cp -rv /media/Home_/home/peter/.thunderbird ~/.thunderbird

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Export/Import to Thunderbird
Post by: pooky2483 on August 03, 2012, 05:05:44 pm
What's the output from:
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sudo chown -v pooky2483:pooky2483 ~/.thunderbird

pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$ sudo chown -v pooky2483:pooky2483 ~/.thunderbird
changed ownership of `/home/pooky2483/.thunderbird' from root:root to pooky2483:pooky2483
pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$

Sorry, I thought I added it to the last one
Title: Re: Export/Import to Thunderbird
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 03, 2012, 05:06:35 pm
OK, now what happens if you start thunderbird ?

[EDIT]

IGNORE THIS .. see my next posting
Title: Re: Export/Import to Thunderbird
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 03, 2012, 05:12:33 pm
Ooops, I forgot to make that change of ownership recursive.

Make sure Thunderbird ISN'T running .. then run:
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sudo chown -Rv pooky2483:pooky2483 ~/.thunderbird

Then try Thunderbird
Title: Re: Export/Import to Thunderbird
Post by: pooky2483 on August 03, 2012, 05:13:09 pm
OK, now what happens if you start thunderbird ?

Title: Re: Export/Import to Thunderbird
Post by: pooky2483 on August 03, 2012, 05:14:21 pm
just entered your last command, now rebooting.
Title: Re: Export/Import to Thunderbird
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 03, 2012, 05:15:35 pm
OK, run:
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sudo killall thunderbird
then
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sudo chown -Rv pooky2483:pooky2483 ~/.thunderbird

Then try starting Thunderbird, and tell me what happens.

[EDIT]

This may not have worked if thunderbird was runnng .. we may have to start again .. let me know what happens when you restart thunderbird.

And you're getting ahead of me again .. where did I say reboot ?
Title: Re: Export/Import to Thunderbird
Post by: pooky2483 on August 03, 2012, 05:18:00 pm
Entered last command, rebooted, now got this;
Title: Re: Export/Import to Thunderbird
Post by: pooky2483 on August 03, 2012, 05:18:48 pm
Thunderbird started OK and I can see the e-mails.
Title: Re: Export/Import to Thunderbird
Post by: pooky2483 on August 03, 2012, 05:20:39 pm
OK, run:
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sudo killall thunderbird
then
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sudo chown -Rv pooky2483:pooky2483 ~/.thunderbird

Then try starting Thunderbird, and tell me what happens.

[EDIT]

This may not have worked if thunderbird was runnng .. we may have to start again .. let me know what happens when you restart thunderbird.

And you're getting ahead of me again .. where did I say reboot ?

When I say last command, I mean the one before this one
Title: Re: Export/Import to Thunderbird
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 03, 2012, 05:26:07 pm
If thunderbird is working .. create a new topic for the HPLIP service status error .. and mention which desktop environment you're running Unity/Gome/Gnome (classic) etc.

Also mention if that was the first reboot after installing hplip-gui
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