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os...@wisdomtree.info

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Mar 2, 2020, 9:40:30 AM3/2/20
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> As the new mail&newsgroup will be placed in the r:\mozilla.org\Mozilla tree, the easist way to go would be to open two
> windowed OS/2 sessions. In the first session, invoke the Profile Manager, and in the 2nd open the Profile Manager
> after setting MOZILLA_HOME=R:\MOZILLA.ORG\MOZILLA locally. Then tick off the relevant options in the new profile
> and close down the Profile Manager. But how should the Adress Book be migrated, via a command to SMPMW1118 or
> could the file be copied straight into the new profile which now is housed in the R:\MOZILLA.ORG\MOZILLA tree. And
> when we are at it, will the required subdirs in r:\mozilla.org\mozilla be created automagically. As you know, a profile is
> stored under a dir called xxxxxxxx.slt, and that dir in the r:\mozilla.org\mozilla tree should be created if the
> migration of the Adress Book and Mail&Newsgroups is migrated via the migrate function rather than copied straight
> off - the file(s) can be wrongly placed in the r:\mozilla.org\mozilla tree, and that may render the new profile
> nonfunctional.

copy abook.mab to new profile for address book. I still believe you will not have success unless you manually copy the
\mail directory files one at a time into a new profile to find corruption.

> And when we are on the migration stuff, She tried to migrate SMPMW118 to SM 2.1, but that screwed up the display of
> our Swedish tail-end cnaracters, "??", "??" and "??", so how would She set the relevant char setting (not the font
> which is Western) so that our Swedish tail-end chars is displayed correctly when SMPMW118 is migrated to SM 2.1 on
> the new box?

What do you have in prefs.js of SM118? The default is below when I created a profile:

user_pref("intl.charsetmenu.browser.cache", "UTF-8");

then check what SM2.1 would have

Cal


Christer Jacobsson

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Mar 5, 2020, 2:32:17 AM3/5/20
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os...@wisdomtree.info wrote:
> ** Reply to note from dev-ports-...@lists.mozilla.org Mon, 02 Mar 2020 12:00:02 +0000
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>> As the new mail&newsgroup will be placed in the r:\mozilla.org\Mozilla tree, the easist way to go would be to open two
>> windowed OS/2 sessions. In the first session, invoke the Profile Manager, and in the 2nd open the Profile Manager
>> after setting MOZILLA_HOME=R:\MOZILLA.ORG\MOZILLA locally. Then tick off the relevant options in the new profile
>> and close down the Profile Manager. But how should the Adress Book be migrated, via a command to SMPMW1118 or
>> could the file be copied straight into the new profile which now is housed in the R:\MOZILLA.ORG\MOZILLA tree. And
>> when we are at it, will the required subdirs in r:\mozilla.org\mozilla be created automagically. As you know, a profile is
>> stored under a dir called xxxxxxxx.slt, and that dir in the r:\mozilla.org\mozilla tree should be created if the
>> migration of the Adress Book and Mail&Newsgroups is migrated via the migrate function rather than copied straight
>> off - the file(s) can be wrongly placed in the r:\mozilla.org\mozilla tree, and that may render the new profile
>> nonfunctional.
>
> copy abook.mab to new profile for address book. I still believe you will not have success unless you manually copy the
> \mail directory files one at a time into a new profile to find corruption.
>

The mails itself are not currupted - plain text mails shows just fine,
but mails containing links, pics, fileattachs trows up a message stating
"To protect your privacy, Seamonkey have blocked remote content in
this message" and THAT message never came up before the default profile
went sick. The default profile is even sicker now, when She sent off a
plain text mail, it did NOT go into the Sent folder as it did before the
crash.

>> And when we are on the migration stuff, She tried to migrate SMPMW118 to SM 2.1, but that screwed up the display of
>> our Swedish tail-end cnaracters, "??", "??" and "??", so how would She set the relevant char setting (not the font
>> which is Western) so that our Swedish tail-end chars is displayed correctly when SMPMW118 is migrated to SM 2.1 on
>> the new box?
>
> What do you have in prefs.js of SM118? The default is below when I created a profile:
>
> user_pref("intl.charsetmenu.browser.cache", "UTF-8");
>

There are three statements controlling this in prefs.js namely:
<$copy>
user_pref("intl.charsetmenu.browser.cache", "windows-1252, KOI8-R,
ISO-8859-1, us-ascii, UTF-8");
user_pref("intl.charsetmenu.composer.cache", "ISO-8859-1, UTF-8,
windows-1252");
user_pref("intl.charsetmenu.mailview.cache", "UTF-8, windows-1252,
ISO-8859-15, ISO-8859-1, windows-1251");
</$copy>.

So the best way here would be to change the three statements above to
only include UTF-8, or does it suffice to change the statement you shew
Her above to only read UTF-8. But She think that changing the two
statements "charsetmenu,composer.cache" and "charsetmenu.mailview.cache"
should be changed to only include UTF-8, or are She out in the blue
here? With a Migrate mail and Newsgroup command, all the msg's should be
converted to UTF-8. Or would it be better to copy over the Inbox (mail)
and various Inboxes for the newsgroups to their proper places in the
newly created profile tree?


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