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Re: Migration of kwallet failed

Am 02.04.2018 um 10:11 schrieb Martin Steigerwald:
> Hello Michael.
> Initial mail might have landed in moderation queue or something like that, at 
> least it didn´t get through yet, thus CC´ing to you as well.
> Michael Schwartzkopff - 02.04.18, 07:44: 
>> I did an upgrade of ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 and now my kwallet is empty.
>> The version of kwalletmanager on the old system was 4:4.13.2.
>> The version on the new system is 4:15.12.3-0ubuntu1.
>> The new kwalletmanager just says: "Error -9".
>> Now I installed an other machine with the old ubuntu 14.04 to open the
>> kwallet there and export it to XML. But opening the kdewallet.kwl there
>> also fails with "Error 42".
> This should work.
> Which one did you use? You need to use the old one in ~/.kde/share/apps/
> kwalletd, not the new one in ~/.config/kwalletd.
>> Any idea how I can retrieve my passwords? It really would be urgent.
> You can retry the migration:
> Set alreadyMigrated to false again:
> %> cat .config/kwalletrc 
> [Migration]
> alreadyMigrated=true
> Restart kwalletd. One way is to log out and log in. There is another way which 
> works during a session, but I am not sure how it worked. Maybe you can just 
> quit kwalletd5 process and start it again.
> Also see:
> https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/KDE/
> Troubleshooting#Recover_KWallet_passwords_after_failed_migration
> Thanks,


thanks for your hint. But setting Migration flag to false did not help.
Since I did set up an old ubuntu version already I have little hope that
an old gentoo would help.

But it seems a last hope if nothing elase works.

Any other ideas to recover my passwords? Since I know my master password
and I have the salt and the kwl files, is there a cli tool just to
decrypt the contents and dump it? Or is there a description of the data
format of the kwl file, so I could write it myself?


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