Upgrading GNOME

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at FreeBSD.org
Wed Jul 27 22:05:40 GMT 2005

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Frank Jahnke wrote:
| On Wed, 2005-07-27 at 14:51, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
|>| The upgrade is from Epiphany 1.4 to 2.2; Evolution is from 1.0.6 to
|>| 1.6.0.  A simple-minded copying of the old files into their original
|>| locations showed that both Epiphany and Evolution did not recognize
|>| them.  If there is a page describing the upgrade I'd be happy to follow
|>| it if a link is provided.
|>You should never copy settings files.  Instead, let the applications
|>themselves handle migration.  Evolution, for example, will migrate its
|>own settings files.  Copying files by hand will only break things.
| OK -- so what settings files do I delete to get this to work?
| Evolution's import facility, for example, did not recognize that any
| email files existed.  I suspected that some of the index files need to
| be deleted, but before I do so I seek advice.

No files should need to be deleted.  Just restore your entire home
directory as it was under GNOME 2.4, and run each application.  If Evo
is not recognizing the old files, you may be out of luck.


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