[Evolution] evolution: squeeze to wheezy

Carlos Pasqualini deblists at carlospasqualini.com.ar
Wed Feb 27 16:34:33 UTC 2013

El mié, 27-02-2013 a las 07:46 -0300, Carlos Pasqualini escribió:
> Hi people!
> i'm having trouble updating my system to wheezy.
> I'm testing on VMs with disposable emails, but not having good results:
> The steps i'm using are:
> 1) on a VM, fresh install of squeeze; /home on another disk
> 2) setup a pop3 account on evolution, preserving mails on server
> 3) download some mails
> 4) create a backup from evolution
> 5) disable email checking (1) and halt
> 6) fresh install (on VM) of wheezy with the same /home mounted
> 7) open evolution
> 8) downloaded mails are lost. Contacts, config and other info OK but
> emails are missing.
> 9) try to restore backup but the e-mails didn't have restored.
> is there any known way to make this upgrading without loosing all my
> emails?
> on my 'production' evolution i have mails since i have started using
> evolution in debian (didn't remember if it was potato or woody... but
> long time ago, and i don't want to loose them)
> i cannot find any bug report on bugs.debian.org nor bugzilla.gnome.org
> so i think that it's just that i am doing something wrong
> i cannot find any document in the Debian website
> nor /usr/share/doc/evolution documenting this behaviour
> Best regards / Saludos
> Carlos Pasqualini

on the debian-user list, Harvey Kelly points me that he had a similar
problem going from Evolution 3.0 -> 3.4.
points to a mbox to maildir trouble.

But he says:
"As long as you export/backup your email with Evolution's export
facility you should be okay."

that's the even more strange point in my question: i have tested using
evolution's facilities (backup/restore) without sucess

If this is a bug, it's a really big annoying one; something close to an

I hope that it will be only a simple error on my procedure

Best Regards / Saludos!

Carlos Pasqualini

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