I installed it on ubuntu, just direct extract from gz2 package. Here described a way to import previous setting. However, there is no such option at 1st time I start the new version

>>> bpy.utils.user_resource("CONFIG")

ls /home/user/.config/blender/2.76
ls: cannot access /home/user/.config/blender/2.76: No such file or directory

We can see there is no config file at all. Still there is no such option on splash screen.

I also tried:

>>> bpy.ops.wm.copy_prev_settings()
Error: Source path '/home/user/.config/blender/2.75' exists

However, this is not true. The only folder exist in that /home/user/.config/blender is 2.71 There must be some bugs?

  • $\begingroup$ How did you install blender? What operating system are you on? $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Nov 5, 2015 at 3:10
  • $\begingroup$ @gandalf3 I updated the post $\endgroup$
    – Wang
    Nov 5, 2015 at 3:12
  • $\begingroup$ Curious.. I'm on archlinux, and everything works as expected (also installing from the blender.org archive). Is there anything in any of the other configuration locations? (not sure why there would be.. But I can't think of anything else atm) $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Nov 5, 2015 at 3:16
  • $\begingroup$ @gandalf3 I get it. It seems like in WM_OT_copy_prev_settings, it will automatically check if ver_old exists. It actually have a wrong error message. The message should be 2.75 does not exist. Does that means it can only import from 2.75? $\endgroup$
    – Wang
    Nov 5, 2015 at 3:51
  • $\begingroup$ That appears to be it. You should be able to simply copy/move the configuration directory from whatever the last version you had to ~/.config/blender/2.76. AFAIK that's all copy_prev_settings() does to begin with. $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Nov 5, 2015 at 4:42


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