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Old 06-06-2006, 05:46 PM   #1
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firefox, thunderbird & amaroK


I recently upgraded from SUSE 10.0 to 10.1 (What a leap!!!) and I am very pleased with my choice, everything works very well.

I have a few questions though

1) I stored my xxxxxxx.default file from thunderbird, how do I make the new installation get the old E-mails? It wasn't explained on the FAQ on the Mozilla site

2) Same questions with firefox and bookmarks

3) I want to upgrade from version 1.3 of amaroK to version 1.4 but as I tried to install it, the system came up with a load of dependancy errors? Do I completly uninstall and then re-install the new version?

Old 06-06-2006, 07:08 PM   #2
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There should be a folder called .mozilla in your home folder (you may need to change settings to see hidden folders). Within this there's another folder for firefox, and I think thunderbird too, but I don't use it. The bookmarks go in the default folder. For example my bookmarks path is ~/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxx.default/bookmarks.html
For the thunderbird, I'm not certian, but I'd guess it should just be moved to probably ~/.mozilla/thunderbird/xxxxxx.default.

For amarok, can you post the errors so we know what they are? And how are you trying to install version 1.4? I don't know much about how rpms work, but I figure there's probably some option to tell it to upgrade to the new package.
Old 06-07-2006, 02:56 AM   #3
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rpm --help

for a list of possible commands

the for the update option type

rpm -Uv package_to_install.rpm
-the "v" stands for verbose
so that if anything goes wrong
you can look at the output.
Old 06-08-2006, 12:33 AM   #4
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It's the thunderbird problem that is reallt serious
Old 06-09-2006, 07:18 PM   #5
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it looks like the configuration folder for thunderbird is actually .thunderbird in your home folder, not .mozilla/thunderbird. So my guess would be to move the folder you have into this. Don't know if there's anything else that needs to be done.


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