[CentOS] Fedora 11 i386 Evolution address book --> CentOS 5.4 x86_64

David McGuffey davidmcguffey at verizon.net
Sun Nov 29 00:00:23 UTC 2009

On Sat, 2009-11-28 at 18:30 -0500, Lanny Marcus wrote:
> On 11/28/09, David McGuffey <davidmcguffey at verizon.net> wrote:
> > Finally moved my home desktop from Fedora to CentOS.  My spouse was
> > unhappy with me upgrading from F9-->F10-->f11 etc and wanted something
> > more stable.
> >
> > I built a second machine which is now running in parallel to the old F11
> > desktop.  I moved my data (mail and files) from the F11 box to the
> > CentOS 5.4 box.  I used tar to move everything. Mail and files
> > transferred A-OK...but the Evolution address book did not.
> >
> > Any tips on getting the old /home/.../.evolution/addressbook which
> > worked with the version of Evolution on the new machine with an older
> > version of Evolution?
> <snip>
> If you have the Source RPMS for FC6, you can probably rebuild all the
> Evolution packages you need to install Evolution, for CentOS 5.4.  A
> year or two ago, I used a 32 bit FC6 package, without rebuilding, but
> now I know that's frowned upon, so better to rebuild for CentOS.
> CentOS 5.x (and the upstream equivalent) is based upon FC6, if my
> memory is correct. The question is whether or not the address book for
> the new machine will work with an older version of Evolution.
Maybe I should check to see if Evolution on F11 can export the db into
something that Evolution on 5.4 can import.


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