From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.2.1) Gecko/20010901 Most things in Mozilla are sharable between different operating systems on a dual boot system- I can comfortably use my preferences, bookmarks, etc. on both windows and linux by mounting my windows drive and setting the folder on Linux to be the folder I use on Windows- but several things in Mail don't work at all, and this is due to the manner in which the path is demonstrated in the prefs files. Windows stores the absolute location of the prefs, e.g. d:\\users\mozilla\me, which linux can't understand. If the browser expected relative path information from the prefs file (.//, in my case) and the prefs file was written to in this way, it would work (unless there's a problem with ..'ing from one drive to another in Windows, which I'm not sure about). This would be the ultimate in cross-platform compatibility. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Make an account with mailnews on windows. 2. Boot into Linux and set Mozilla's user folder to the folder on the mounted vfat drive where your Windows prefs are set. 3.Start moz on Linux and watch everything come up just as it was in Windows except for your mail. Actual Results: Mail folder shows accounts and details but can't reach storage paths. Expected Results: Mail folder reads storage paths, you can manipulate your mail all you want on either platform and have it carry over fully.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 12911 ***
nothing to do with the mail database, which is what we store the summary of mail header info in. You're describing some other problem. You can share data between linux and windows but you can't share a profile, which is what you want to do, if I understand you correctly. Also, we store our paths to mail files as URI's, which are platform independent, e.g., user_pref("mail.identity.id2.fcc_folder", "imap://user@server/Sent"); Perhaps you're saying that the profile mgr stores absolute file system paths, but then why would you say that's a mail bug? What file are you saying is storing native paths?
thanks, right, I thought it was a profile mgr bug.