[Evolution] Bug#383638: evolution: Complains without reason about (Maildir) directories

Eddy Petrisor epetrisor at bitdefender.com
Fri Aug 18 13:35:22 UTC 2006

Subject: evolution: Complains without reason about (Maildir) directories not being absolute paths
Package: evolution
Version: 2.6.2-4
Severity: normal


I have switched from a KDE based environment to a GNOME based one and
wanted to take my mail with myself. I copied the mails from the other
machine and tried to read the Maildir created by Kmail.

When trying to create a new folder in the old Maildir structure it
complains that the path is not absolte. I even tried to create that
directory in a fresh Maildir in /tmp/mail, which also failed because of
the same supposed error. The /tmp directory is on the root filesystem
(could it be because the filesystem is on LVM?).

Attached is a screenshot of the error I got.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16-2-686
Locale: LANG=ro_RO.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ro_RO.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages evolution depends on:
ii  dbus                       0.62-4        simple interprocess
messaging syst
ii  evolution-common           2.6.2-4       architecture independent
files for
ii  evolution-data-server      1.6.2-3       evolution database backend
ii  gconf2                     2.14.0-4      GNOME configuration
database syste
ii  gnome-icon-theme           2.14.2-1      GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  gtkhtml3.8                 3.10.2-1      HTML rendering/editing
library - b
ii  libart-2.0-2               2.3.17-1      Library of functions for 2D
ii  libatk1.0-0                1.12.1-1      The ATK accessibility
ii  libaudiofile0              0.2.6-6       Open-source version of
SGI's audio
ii  libavahi-client3           0.6.11-1      Avahi client library
ii  libavahi-common3           0.6.11-1      Avahi common library
ii  libavahi-glib1             0.6.11-1      Avahi glib integration
ii  libbonobo2-0               2.14.0-1      Bonobo CORBA interfaces
ii  libbonoboui2-0             2.14.0-3      The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                      2.3.6-15      GNU C Library: Shared
ii  libcairo2                  1.2.0-3       The Cairo 2D vector
graphics libra
ii  libcamel1.2-8              1.6.2-3       The Evolution MIME message
ii  libdbus-1-2                0.62-4        simple interprocess
messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2           0.62-4        simple interprocess
messaging syst
ii  libebook1.2-5              1.6.2-3       Client library for
evolution addre
ii  libecal1.2-6               1.6.2-3       Client library for
evolution calen
ii  libedataserver1.2-7        1.6.2-3       Utility library for
evolution data
ii  libedataserverui1.2-6      1.6.2-3       GUI utility library for
ii  libegroupwise1.2-9         1.6.2-3       Client library for
accessing group
ii  libesd0                    0.2.36-3      Enlightened Sound Daemon -
ii  libexchange-storage1.2-1   1.6.2-3       Backend library for
evolution cale
ii  libfontconfig1             2.3.2-7       generic font configuration
ii  libfreetype6               2.2.1-2       FreeType 2 font engine,
shared lib
ii  libgconf2-4                2.14.0-4      GNOME configuration
database syste
ii  libgcrypt11                1.2.2-3       LGPL Crypto library -
runtime libr
ii  libglade2-0                1:2.5.1-2     library to load .glade
files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.10.3-3      The GLib library of C
ii  libgnome-keyring0          0.4.9-1       GNOME keyring services
ii  libgnome-pilot2            2.0.12-1.6    Support libraries for
ii  libgnome2-0                2.14.1-2      The GNOME 2 library -
runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0          2.14.0-2      A powerful object-oriented
ii  libgnomeprint2.2-0         2.12.1-6      The GNOME 2.2 print
architecture -
ii  libgnomeprintui2.2-0       2.12.1-4      GNOME 2.2 print
architecture User 
ii  libgnomeui-0               2.14.1-2      The GNOME 2 libraries (User
ii  libgnomevfs2-0             2.14.2-1      GNOME virtual file-system
ii  libgnutls13                1.4.1-1       the GNU TLS library -
runtime libr
ii  libgpg-error0              1.2-1         library for common error
values an
ii  libgtk2.0-0                2.8.18-1      The GTK+ graphical user
ii  libgtkhtml3.8-15           3.10.2-1      HTML rendering/editing
library - r
ii  libhal1                    0.5.7-2       Hardware Abstraction Layer
- share
ii  libice6                    1:1.0.0-3     X11 Inter-Client Exchange
ii  libjpeg62                  6b-13         The Independent JPEG
Group's JPEG 
ii  libldap2                   2.1.30-13+b1  OpenLDAP libraries
ii  libnm-glib0                0.6.3-2       network management
framework (GLib
ii  libnotify1                 0.4.0-1       sends desktop notifications
to a n
ii  libnspr4-0d           NetScape Portable Runtime
ii  libnss3-0d            Network Security Service
ii  liborbit2                  1:2.14.0-2    libraries for ORBit2 - a
ii  libpango1.0-0              1.12.3-1+b1   Layout and rendering of
ii  libpisock8                 0.11.8-24     Library for communicating
with a P
ii  libpisync0                 0.11.8-24     Synchronization library for
ii  libpng12-0                 1.2.8rel-5.2  PNG library - runtime
ii  libpopt0                   1.10-2        lib for parsing cmdline
ii  libsm6                     1:1.0.0-4     X11 Session Management
ii  libsoup2.2-8               2.2.96-1      an HTTP library
implementation in 
ii  libtasn1-3                 0.3.5-2       Manage ASN.1 structures
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.0.0-7     X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1           X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                   1:1.0.0-4     X11 miscellaneous extension
ii  libxfixes3                 1:   X11 miscellaneous 'fixes'
ii  libxi6                     1:1.0.0-5     X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1               1:1.0.1-4     X11 Xinerama extension
ii  libxml2                    2.6.26.dfsg-3 GNOME XML library
ii  libxrandr2                 2:   X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1                1:   X Rendering Extension
client libra
ii  zlib1g                     1:1.2.3-13    compression library -

Versions of packages evolution recommends:
ii  evolution-plugins             2.6.2-4    standard plugins for
ii  gnome-desktop-data            2.14.2-2   Common files for GNOME 2
desktop a
pn  gnome-pilot-conduits          <none>     (no description available)
pn  spamassassin                  <none>     (no description available)
ii  yelp                          2.14.2-2   Help browser for GNOME 2

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