[Evolution] Bug#361995: evolution: Creating new address book creates only an alias, but deleting deletes the original folder

Benjamin Mesing bensmail at gmx.net
Tue Apr 11 17:49:31 UTC 2006

Package: evolution
Severity: critical
Justification: causes serious data loss
X-Debbugs-Cc: bensmail at gmx.net

When I create a new address book, this only creates an alias to an exisiting
one (the last in the list of those available - but tried only once). 
Deleting this new (alias) addressbook, however, does also delete the real 
data behind it. Trying to access the original folder result in the following
error message:
  We were unable to open this addressbook.  Please check that the path 
  <my-home>/.evolution/addressbook/local exists and that you have 
  permission to access it.

Steps to reproduce: 
  new -> addressbook
  delete the new addressbook
  the content of the aliased folder will be lost

Best regads 


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_GB.UTF-8)

Versions of packages evolution depends on:
ii  evolution-data-serve           evolution database backend server
ii  gconf2               2.14.0-1            GNOME configuration database syste
ii  gnome-icon-theme     2.8.0-4             GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  gtkhtml3.8           3.8.1-1.1           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  libavahi-client3     0.6.4-2             Avahi client library
ii  libavahi-common3     0.6.9-6             Avahi common library
ii  libavahi-compat-howl 0.6.9-6             Avahi Howl compatibility library
ii  libavahi-glib1       0.6.9-6             Avahi glib integration library
ii  libbonobo2-0         2.14.0-1            Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0       2.8.1-2             The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                2.3.6-4             GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libcairo2            1.0.2-3             The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libcamel1.2-6           The Evolution MIME message handlin
ii  libcomerr2           1.37-2              common error description library
ii  libdb4.2             4.2.52-18           Berkeley v4.2 Database Libraries [
ii  libdbus-1-2          0.61-5              simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libebook1.2-5           Client library for evolution addre
ii  libecal1.2-3           Client library for evolution calen
ii  libedataserver1.2-4           Utility library for evolution data
ii  libedataserverui1.2-           GUI utility library for evolution 
ii  libesd-alsa0 [libesd 0.2.35-2            Enlightened Sound Daemon (ALSA) - 
ii  libfontconfig1       2.3.1-2             generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6         2.1.10-1            FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgail-common       1.8.3-1             GNOME Accessibility Implementation
ii  libgail17            1.8.3-1             GNOME Accessibility Implementation
ii  libgconf2-4          2.14.0-1            GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libgcrypt11          1.2.2-1             LGPL Crypto library - runtime libr
ii  libglade2-0          1:2.5.1-2           library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0         2.10.1-2            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    2.12.0-1            A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeprint2.2-0   2.12.1-2            The GNOME 2.2 print architecture -
ii  libgnomeprintui2.2-0 2.12.1-1            GNOME 2.2 print architecture User 
ii  libgnomeui-0         2.8.1-3             The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0       2.14.0-1            GNOME virtual file-system (runtime
ii  libgnutls11          1.0.16-14           GNU TLS library - runtime library
ii  libgpg-error0        1.2-1               library for common error values an
ii  libgtk2.0-0          2.8.9-2             The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libgtkhtml3.8-15     3.8.1-1.1           HTML rendering/editing library - r
ii  libice6              4.3.0.dfsg.1-12.0.1 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libjpeg62            6b-10               The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libkrb53             1.4.3-4             MIT Kerberos runtime libraries
ii  libldap2             2.1.30-6            OpenLDAP libraries
ii  libnspr4             2:1.7.12-1.1        Netscape Portable Runtime Library
ii  libnss3              2:1.7.12-1.1        Network Security Service Libraries
ii  liborbit2            1:2.12.2-1          libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpango1.0-0        1.12.0-2            Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpisock8           0.11.8-18           Library for communicating with a P
ii  libpisync0           0.11.8-18           Synchronization library for PalmOS
ii  libpng12-0           1.2.8rel-5          PNG library - runtime
ii  libpopt0             1.7-5               lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libsm6               4.3.0.dfsg.1-12.0.1 X Window System Session Management
ii  libsoup2.2-8         2.2.91-1            an HTTP library implementation in 
ii  libtasn1-2           0.2.17-1            Manage ASN.1 structures (runtime)
ii  libx11-6             6.9.0.dfsg.1-5      X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxcursor1          1.1.3-1             X cursor management library
ii  libxext6             6.9.0.dfsg.1-5      X Window System miscellaneous exte
ii  libxi6               6.9.0.dfsg.1-5      X Window System Input extension li
ii  libxinerama1         6.9.0.dfsg.1-5      X Window System multi-head display
ii  libxml2              2.6.23.dfsg.1-0.1   GNOME XML library
ii  libxrandr2           6.9.0.dfsg.1-5      X Window System Resize, Rotate and
ii  libxrender1          1:         X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  zlib1g               1:1.2.3-1           compression library - runtime

Versions of packages evolution recommends:
pn  evolution-plugins           <none>       (no description available)
pn  gnome-desktop-data          <none>       (no description available)
pn  gnome-pilot-conduits        <none>       (no description available)
ii  mozilla-psm                 2:1.7.12-1.1 The Mozilla Internet application s
pn  spamassassin                <none>       (no description available)

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