offlineimap sharing across different linux installations?

Geoffrey Ferrari at
Sat Feb 2 19:30:00 GMT 2013

Dear offlineimap project,

I multiboot between Debian wheezy, Arch and occasionally Ubuntu, and I try to share my config as much as possible between these different systems.

Is it possible to share my local offlineimap repository between different linux systems? While all three systems are kept up to date, there may be slight differences in the version of offlineimap in use on each one.

I've tried this before and it didn't seem to work well. For example, booting into arch linux and using an offlineimap repository created in debian wheezy seemed to result in offlineimap on arch re-downloading all my email and then uploading new versions back to my server. Is this expected or known behaviour? Is there a way to safely and simply use a single offlineimap repository across different linux installations?

Thanks for your help,


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