Closed Bug 186530 Opened 17 years ago Closed 17 years ago

panacea.dat and prefs.js store the path to mail folders as absolute, not relative paths

Categories

(MailNews Core :: Import, defect)

x86
Linux
defect
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 196119

People

(Reporter: rn214, Assigned: cavin)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826

The files panacea.dat and prefs.js store the paths to mail folders as absolute
paths, not relative paths. This causes hell when trying to restore your old mail
from a backup into a freshly created profile with different salting.

I've given more details and a workaround in my comments in bug 63389

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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Expected Results:  
Store all paths in the profile as relative paths with respect to foo123bar.slt

This wouldn't be so bad if you could create a new profile, then change the name
of the salting directory.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 196119 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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