Migrating configuration across systems

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Thu May 7 17:23:51 EDT 2020

On 5/7/20 4:55 PM, Eion Robb wrote:
> 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.

I open the debug window and right away I see:

(17:21:10) *util:* Writing file prefs.xml to directory /home/rgm/.purple
(17:21:10) *util:* Writing file /home/rgm/.purple/prefs.xml

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