[Evolution] Bug#322554: evolution: No LDAP addressbook connection to simple authentication servers

Olivier Berger olivier.berger at int-evry.fr
Thu Aug 11 12:19:36 UTC 2005

Package: evolution
Version: 2.2.2-4
Severity: normal

Hi, this is to track the workaround to a bug with the addressbook
settings not properly handled by evolution, which tend to render the
LDAP addressbooks unaccessible.

I have a LDAP server which requires simple authentication (works well
with ldapsearch -x).

Evolution is not able to connect to it if the addressbook preferences
are defined using the "Use secure connection" setting to "whenever

I would assume that a first try is made and then only if it fails, it
will default to no authentication.

But it fails until I change the setting to "never".

Oh, and also until evolution-data-server is restarted (for the settings to
be activated)

See bug #271817 in Gnome's bugzilla : http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=271817
and also http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=273290...

Hop this helps others to properly configure LDAP addressbooks.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.11-1-686
Locale: LANG=fr_FR at euro, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

Versions of packages evolution depends on:
ii  evolution-data-server1 1.2.2-5.1         evolution database backend server
ii  gconf2                 2.10.1-1          GNOME configuration database syste
ii  gnome-icon-theme       2.10.1-2          GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  gtkhtml3.6             3.6.2-1           HTML rendering/editing library - b
ii  libart-2.0-2           2.3.17-1          Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.10.1-2          The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libaudiofile0          0.2.6-6           Open-source version of SGI's audio
ii  libbonobo2-0           2.10.0-1          Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0         2.8.1-2           The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                  2.3.2.ds1-22      GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libcamel1.2-0          1.2.2-5.1         The Evolution MIME message handlin
ii  libcompfaceg1          1989.11.11-24     Compress/decompress images for mai
ii  libdb4.1               4.1.25-18         Berkeley v4.1 Database Libraries [
ii  libebook1.2-3          1.2.2-5.1         Client library for evolution addre
ii  libecal1.2-2           1.2.2-5.1         Client library for evolution calen
ii  libedataserver1.2-4    1.2.2-5.1         Utily library for evolution data s
ii  libedataserverui1.2-4  1.2.2-5.1         GUI utily library for evolution da
ii  libesd-alsa0 [libesd0] 0.2.36-1          Enlightened Sound Daemon (ALSA) - 
ii  libfontconfig1         2.3.2-1           generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6           2.1.7-2.4         FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgail-common         1.8.4-1           GNOME Accessibility Implementation
ii  libgail17              1.8.4-1           GNOME Accessibility Implementation
ii  libgal2.4-0            2.4.2-1           G App Libs (run time library)
ii  libgal2.4-common       2.4.2-1           G App Libs (common files)
ii  libgconf2-4            2.10.1-1          GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libgcrypt11            1.2.1-4           LGPL Crypto library - runtime libr
ii  libglade2-0            1:2.5.1-2         library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.6.5-1           The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-keyring0      0.4.3-1           GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgnome-pilot2        2.0.12-1.2        Support libraries for gnome-pilot
ii  libgnome2-0            2.8.1-2           The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0      2.10.2-2          A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeprint2.2-0     2.10.3-2          The GNOME 2.2 print architecture -
ii  libgnomeprintui2.2-0   2.10.2-2          GNOME 2.2 print architecture User 
ii  libgnomeui-0           2.8.1-3           The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0         2.8.4-4           The GNOME virtual file-system libr
ii  libgnutls11            1.0.16-13.1       GNU TLS library - runtime library
ii  libgpg-error0          1.1-4             library for common error values an
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.6.8-1           The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libgtkhtml3.6-18       3.6.2-1           HTML rendering/editing library - r
ii  libice6                4.3.0.dfsg.1-14   Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libjpeg62              6b-10             The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libldap2               2.1.30-11         OpenLDAP libraries
ii  libnspr4               2:1.7.8-1         Netscape Portable Runtime Library
ii  libnss3                2:1.7.8-1         Network Security Service Libraries
ii  liborbit2              1:2.12.2-3        libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.8.2-1           Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpisock8             0.11.8-10         Library for communicating with a P
ii  libpisync0             0.11.8-10         Synchronization library for PalmOS
ii  libpopt0               1.7-5             lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libsm6                 4.3.0.dfsg.1-14   X Window System Session Management
ii  libsoup2.2-7           2.2.3-2           an HTTP library implementation in 
ii  libtasn1-2             0.2.13-1          Manage ASN.1 structures (runtime)
ii  libx11-6               4.3.0.dfsg.1-14   X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxml2                2.6.20-1          GNOME XML library
ii  xlibs                  4.3.0.dfsg.1-14   X Keyboard Extension (XKB) configu
ii  zlib1g                 1:1.2.2-4.sarge.2 compression library - runtime

Versions of packages evolution recommends:
ii  evolution-plugins             2.2.2-4    All bundled plugins for Evolution 
ii  gnome-desktop-data            2.8.3-2    Common files for GNOME 2 desktop a
ii  gnome-pilot-conduits          2.0.12-2   conduits for gnome-pilot
ii  mozilla-psm                   2:1.7.8-1  The Mozilla Internet application s
ii  spamassassin                  3.0.4-2    Perl-based spam filter using text 

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