Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Desktop Fedora -> Ubuntu - Thunderbird problem

After changing my desktop from Fedora to Ubuntu my thunderbird profile disappeared -
When I started up thunderbird, instead of seeing all my old accounts, I saw:

No! I don't want to freakin' import 3 mail accounts, and my assorted local folders! Guess again!

We use nfs to mount /home directories, so it should JUST WORK. Right....

I looked in my .thunderbird directory - and there was my sweet little old profile, just like always:

xxl@foo:~$ ls -l .thunderbird   

total 11
drwx------ 7 xxl dept  37 2009-10-21 16:55 1bn7kwbx.default   
-rw-r----- 1 xxl dept 335 2009-10-21 14:42 appreg                    
-rw-r----- 1 xxl dept  94 2008-04-07 11:33 profiles.ini      

But whoa.. what's this?

drwx------  8 xxl dept     10 2009-03-17 13:10 .mozilla
drwx------  3 xxl dept      4 2009-10-21 17:23 .mozilla-thunderbird
drwxr-xr-x  2 xxl dept      8 2008-11-07 11:14 .mplayer


Ok then, take this you impostor!
xxl@foo:~$ rm -r .mozilla-thunderbird
xxl@foo:~$ mv .thunderbird/ .mozilla-thunderbird

And just in case I might want to use a fedora desktop again

xxl@foo:~$ ln -s .mozilla-thunderbird/ .thunderbird   

Ok, That's better.

 Kind of.Except for the hours of email to get to.

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