Evolution Back up

Asked by Rob Frerejean on 2009-10-18


I made a clean install of Ubuntu 9.10. Before I did that, I made a back up of my system. Now I want to import the tar.gz file I created in Evolution ( Ubuntu 9.04 ), but the program tells me it's not a vallid file.

What should I do to fix this?


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Craig Huffstetler (xq) said : #1

This is a known bug and is most likely due to the versions. Please provide feedback on the bug linked to this answer that may help developer's (upstream). You may also try un-installing Evolution completely and re-installing Evolution to the exact same version of Evolution you were using in 9.04.

Rob Frerejean (hffrerejean) said : #2

Ok, but how can I install the older version? Like 2.24 or so? Can you give me the command for terminal?


dei (cephos) said : #3

I think the simplest way would be to remove (sudo apt-get remove evolution) and download the old version from http://packages.ubuntu.com/jaunty/gnome/evolution and install it with gdebi (double-click it) or with dpkg -i evolution*.deb

Then make a Backup in another format, uninstall the old version, reinstall the new one with sudo apt-get install evolution and import this backup.

Alternatively you could also stick with the old version if you can live without the updates and possible bugs.

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