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Migration problem

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 2:25 pm
by lllazarrr
There's a fine article about migration to Mint 9, and I read it, installed Mint 9 and tried it. I decided that I prefer Mint 8 and switched back to it. However, some programs behave odd. For example Liferea (RSS reader) won't start, and Mozilla's built-in Google search won't work... I backed up both data and software.

Any suggestions ?

Re: Migration problem

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 5:03 pm
by remoulder
If you restored your home you will need to delete the hidden configuration folders apart from .mozilla and .thunderbird (which contain your firefox and thunderbird profiles), then log out and back in. Otherwise you need to explain what you did.

Re: Migration problem

Posted: Thu May 20, 2010 1:46 am
by lllazarrr
It's really messed up. Other programs won't start either. I deleted one folder from .mozzila, it yielded no result. Other one was locked, when i tried to delete it, I was informed that I don't have permission to do it, but I'm the only user !

I backed the Home folder and software selection using Mint Backup Tool, installed Mint 9, installed Mint 8 (fresh install), restored Soft selection and Home folder and installed new MintUpdate, MintMenu, MintInstall. That's it.

Re: Migration problem

Posted: Thu May 20, 2010 8:31 am
by remoulder

Re: Migration problem

Posted: Thu May 20, 2010 8:39 am
by lllazarrr
It looks like there's no clear solution. I'll keep my eye on that thread, but manual reinstall and tweak seem inevitable :(