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Re: [opensuse] Migrating NetworkManager to KDE4
  • From: Will Stephenson <wstephenson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 10:31:52 +0100
  • Message-id: <201001081031.54778.wstephenson@xxxxxxx>
On Thursday 07 January 2010 20:21:14 Ciro Iriarte wrote:
2010/1/4 Will Stephenson <wstephenson@xxxxxxx>:
On Thursday 31 December 2009 18:49:15 Ciro Iriarte wrote:
Is there any known procedure to migrate all the existing KDE3
NetworkManager connections to a new KDE4 installation?

No there isn't, sorry. I rejected doing this because it would have taken
time away from core features like supporting all the encryption and VPN
options. KNM3 uses a complex storage scheme to serialise the Qt 3 DBUS
library's internal model of connections as multi-valued KConfig fields;
to produce a parser for this in the KDE 4 version would be a lot of
work, and since the Qt 4 DBUS internals are different it would have been
another lot of work to use this serialisation scheme directly.

If you want to do it by hand, the KDE 3 connections are all in
~/.kde/share/config/knetworkmanagerrc and the KDE 4 connections are
separate files in ~/.kde4/share/apps/networkmanagement/connections/*
with an index of connections in ~/.kde/share/config/networkmanagmentrc.

Will

Hmm, it doesn't seem to be a mater of copy & paste. Any guidelines?,
the IP address aren't in the same notation that kde4 uses for example
(uint32 against 4 octects)...

See, "a lot of work".

I'd create an equivalent connection with KDE 4 KNM and figure out the
conversion by inspection of the created connection file.

Will

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