Migrating configuration across systems

Eion Robb eion at robbmob.com
Thu May 7 16:55:13 EDT 2020

Hi Robert,

The .purple directory holds everything about your account that you would
need.  Since it's possible for Pidgin to load config from a different
folder with command line options, maybe double check what folder is being
used by Pidgin by first opening up the debug log (Help->Debug Window) then
opening the preferences screen (Tools->Preferences), make a change to a
setting then change it back, then wait for the " util: Writing file
prefs.xml to directory" message to show up in the debug log.


On Fri, 8 May 2020 at 07:30, Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com> wrote:

> I have set up Pigdin on my Fedora30 system.  Worked well for
> participating in the IETF jabber rooms during our Virtual IETF107 meeting.
> Now I have to migrate all the settings to my new Fedora32 system.
> I have copied my ~/.purple directory from the old to new system.
> But when I start Pigdin, it says no accounts set up.  When I go into
> Account Manager it shows no accounts.
> But if I look at ~/.purple/accounts.xml, I see my account information.
> How do I properly migrate my settings between systems?
> thanks
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