[Users] Moving AddressBook from system to system?

Csányi Pál csanyipal at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 17:07:31 CEST 2012

Hi Paul,

Mon, 20 Aug 2012 21:34:30 +0100 -n
Paul <claws at thewildbeast.co.uk> írta:

> On Mon, 20 Aug 2012 18:35:39 +0200
> Csányi Pál <csanyipal at gmail.com> wrote: 
> > I have used Claws Mail on my Debian GNU/Linux testing/sid system
> > but I just installed a new operating system on the same hardware,
> > the Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS.
> > 
> > I can access from my new Ubuntu system the previously used
> > ~/.claws-mail directory that is in $HOME/ directory on a partition
> > that was used by Debian system.
> > 
> > I copied this directory into my new $HOME/ directory on the new
> > Ubuntu system but I can't find now all my addresses in the
> > AddressBook that I was used on the Debian system.
> > 
> > What am I missing here?
> > How can I 'move' my Addresses from the previously used Debian
> > system to the being used Ubuntu system?
> The address book files are in ~/.claws-mail/addrbook/ and you seem to
> be saying that you copied this directory. 

Yes, exactly.

> I don't know what can be missing, what does the directory contain?

These files are in the ~/.claws-mail/addrbook/ directory:

I open the addrbook--index.xml file and find in it the followings:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
    <book name="Általános címek" file="addrbook-000001.xml" />
    <book name="Személyes címek" file="addrbook-000002.xml" />

This isn't enough for me because I remember that that I had more

I just realised that that the previous addrbook--index.xml file is
bigger and contain followings:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
    <book name="Általános címek" file="addrbook-000001.xml" />
    <book name="Személyes címek" file="addrbook-000002.xml" />
    <book name="Iskola" file="addrbook-000003.xml" />
    <book name="Saját/Iskola/CNTI" file="addrbook-000004.xml" />
    <book name="Saját/Iskola/Iskolai kollégák"
file="addrbook-000005.xml" /> <book name="Saját/Iskola/Középiskolai
kollégák/Fodor István" file="addrbook-000006.xml" /> <book
name="TehetségpontBizottsága" file="addrbook-000007.xml" /> <book
name="Levelező listák" file="addrbook-000008.xml" /> <book
name="Tehetségpontok" file="addrbook-000009.xml" /> <book
name="Továbbképzések" file="addrbook-000010.xml" /> <book
name="Regionális SZ P-T K" file="addrbook-000011.xml" /> <book
name="Szabadkai Nyári Akadémia" file="addrbook-000012.xml" /> <book
name="ÉMPE" file="addrbook-000013.xml" /> <book name="Szabadka"
file="addrbook-000014.xml" /> </book_list>
    <vcard name="6.c osztályom szülei"
file="/home/csanyipal/.claws-mail/addrbook/6.cOsztalyomSzuleiLista.vcf" />
<vcard name="Tehetségpontunk"
file="/home/csanyipal/.claws-mail/addrbook/TehetsegpontLista.vcf" />
<vcard name="Személyes"
file="/home/csanyipal/.claws-mail/addrbook/SzemelyesLista.vcf" />
<vcard name="Iskola"
file="/home/csanyipal/.claws-mail/addrbook/IskolaiLista.vcf" />
</vcard_list> <jpilot_list> </jpilot_list> <ldap_list> </ldap_list>

However, after I copy the previous addrbook--index.xml file from
Debian $HOME/.claws-mail/addrbook into new location here on
Ubuntu and overwrite the 'existing' addrbook--index.xml here, and open
the AddressBook, I can't see Addresses that I should to see.

Moreover, after I close the AddressBook, Claws Mail save the
addrbook--index.xml.bak file and restore the 'existing'
addrbook--index.xml with less addresses.

> You didn't mention which version of Claws was previously used. I
> assume, therefore, it's the same version.

Well, I'm used that installable from Debian testing/sid repository,
which is 3.8.1-1: amd64.

And now, on Ubuntu I'm using Claws Mail version 3.8.0.

So maybe this causes the problem?

Regards from Pal

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