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Old 11-12-2012, 08:36 AM   #1
rylan76
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Using FC13 and FC17's KDE kmails (in maildir) mode interchangably - safe or not?


Hi guys

I have a laptop with FC13 using that distro version's kmail client.

I have a desktop with FC17 using that distro versions kmail client.

I want to take the laptop to work, receive and send mail there, then take it home at night, copy

~/.kde/share/apps/kmail/mail

to

~/.kde/share/apps/kmail/mail

on my desktop, then do the reverse the next morning before I go to work again.

Safe / possible? If a KMail instance is in maildir mode, is its maildir format downwardly -and- upwardly compatible at all?

Thanks,
 
Old 11-12-2012, 08:42 AM   #2
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Fedora 13 is end of life, out of support.

Why dont you get fedora 17 and replace the old out of support version?
 
Old 11-13-2012, 12:07 AM   #3
rylan76
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My laptop is --old-- and I doubt the newer distros will still have driver and hardware support for it... I don't want to format it and find out that its hardware won't work.

The WLAN card on it, for example, has a driver that you manually compile that won't parse in newer GCC versions included with newer distros.
 
Old 11-13-2012, 03:30 AM   #4
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then try a long life distro like CentOS 6
RHEL/CentOS/SL normally do not work well on a laptop ?
without knowing just what it is ? i can not say

or if you want to "go to the dark side" and use a NON rpm distro
there is ubuntu 12.04LTS


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The WLAN card on it, for example, has a driver that you manually compile that won't parse in newer GCC versions included with newer distros.
you KNOW that you can install the gcc34-compat on fedora 17
and you can install GCC 4.1,gcc4.2,gcc4.4,gcc4.6 and 4.7 and 4.8
all at the SAME TIME

I currently have Gcc 3.4 and 4.1 and 4.6 installed

fedora normally ships with a SO NEW version of GCC that not many programs will not build ( YET) "out of the box" on fedora
WITHOUT some hacking .
- that is "par for the coarse" with fedora ,and is one of the reasons you CHOSE to use fedora .

Last edited by John VV; 11-13-2012 at 03:38 AM.
 
  


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