Bug#584146: data loss after upgrade
mh at glandium.org
Tue Jun 1 22:11:38 UTC 2010
On Tue, Jun 01, 2010 at 09:19:14PM +0200, Christoph Goehre wrote:
> Hi Wolfgang,
> On Di, Jun 01, 2010 at 02:05:48 -0400, Wolfgang Sourdeau wrote:
> > It has been decided in Debian that Thunderbird/Icedove 3 was stable
> > enough that version 2 would be obsoleted, although it's technically
> > possible to have both versions concurrently installed on the same
> > system. While updating my system and wrongfully updating Icedove in
> > the process, I have noticed that the wonderful migration process has
> > deleted all my 2.0 profiles.
> what are your opinion to avoid this? To make a automated backup before
> migrate from 2.0 -> 3.0?
> > This bug report is probably not very constructive but I am quite
> > pissed to have lost all those. I am lucky to exclusively use IMAP as
> > my transport protocol but I did have some large emails stored locally
> > and that I did lose.
> You are the first user, who report one of this fault. Should all other
> use IMAP and didn't endangered by this problem?
> > I hereby vote for the proper repackaging of Icedove 2, especially
> > since 3.0 has a loosy and unsafe migration process.
> Is it really useful to have 2 different versions of Icedove in Debian?
> I think it would be more helpful to analyse your upgrade problem.
More importantly, who is going to support the already unsupported
upstream 2.0 release? Keeping 2.0 is a definite no go.
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