Bug#584146: data loss after upgrade
mh at glandium.org
Thu Jun 3 15:29:08 UTC 2010
On Thu, Jun 03, 2010 at 11:21:38AM -0400, Wolfgang Sourdeau wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> In an attempt to reproduce the problem, I found out that my profiles
> had not been deleted, but simply moved from ~/.mozilla-thunderbird
> to ~/.icedove. Therefore, the current bug can be closed I guess...
> It's frustrating to see that the original Icedove 2 copy had not
> been simply kept but at least there is not real data loss.
> Whether this is a bug or not is thus left for discussion. In my
> opinion, it is, because we could imagine a world where certain
> people (like me) would like to use Icedove 2 rather than 3 for
> certain reasons. Therefore the migration process should at least ask
> the user whether he wants to delete his/her old profiles.
> Note that my use case is quite special too: I am developing
> extensions (for SOGo interoperability) for Thunderbird/Icedove 2 for
> the simple reason that we are waiting for 3.1 before migration our
> clients. Seeing Icedove 2 being replaced without a proper transition
> was quite brutal. Generally, in Debian, different incompatible
> versions of a package are provided concurrently if they can be
> installed side by side (for example sqlite). Here it was not the
> Also, as a developer it can be useful to have multiple versions of
> the same package if you want to maintain compatibility across those
> Thanks nonetheless for your prompt response!
Note I think icedove should use the same directory as thunderbird.
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