[oclug] sylpheed quirks [fixed]
en916 at ncf.ca
Mon Jun 21 18:26:41 EDT 2004
On Fri, 04 Jun 2004 18:52:08 -0400 Roger Messier
<en916 at freenet.carleton.ca> wrote:
> I installed Knoppix 3.4 on my hard drive last week as an easy way of
> getting a Debian system up and running. Before installing, I backed
> up my home directory which included the mail directory for
> sylpheed-claws. After installation, I apt-get installed sylpheed-claws
> (0.9.10claws), pointed it to my restored mail directory, and rebuilt
> the folder tree. All went well and I had my old mail back.
> Now for the quirk. Whenever I close sylpheed, it's like it loses the
> state of the mail directory. When I start sylpheed again, the
> mailboxes are back to the state that they were in when I first
> installed sylpheed. If I rebuild the folder tree, then the emails that
> I've received, sent, etc since the installation show up, but the ones
> that aren't in the trash or sent folders show up as new, even though
> they've been read and were marked as such before sylpheed was closed.
> Has anyone else had this issue?
Just so that the archives will have the solution...
When I restored my mail directory after installation, I had to fix the
permissions for the new system. It turns out that there are two hidden
files, .sylpheed_cache and .sylpheed_mark, in every mail subdirectory
that are written to by sylpheed. After restoration however, the
permissions were set to -r--r--r-- and I didn't see them. I just did a
chmod ug+w on the files and the above problem was fixed.
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