[sylpheed:31846] Re: Moving mail to new machine

Ingo Strauch brack at the-one-brack.org
Sun Oct 21 12:58:29 JST 2007

On Sat, 20 Oct 2007 16:52:07 -0700
John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> wrote:

> I have created a new installation of Ubuntu Gutsy amd64 and have
> installed Sylpheed 2.4.5. I copied the ~/Mailboxes folder, as well
> as .claw and .sylpheed-2.-0. It all appears fine, except when I try to
> get new messages it logs into the server, finds the number of new
> messages, then pops up an error message "Can't write file."

Maybe the files you copied have a different numeric owner than the
account you created during your new installation?


  ls -n ~/Mailboxes

to  the numeric owner of the files you copied. And then execute


to see the id of the user currently logged in.
I had that problem once when switching from one SUSE version to
another. The old files had owner 500 but the user I created during
installation had ID 1000. In that case it's a simple permission problem
you can solve with "chown".


"What're quantum mechanics?"
"I don't know. People who repair quantums I suppose."
                                     --Rincewind, Terry Pratchett "Eric"
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