[Evolution] Bug#389343: evolution: Crashes on startup; vfolder problem

Yavor Doganov yavor at doganov.org
Mon Sep 25 06:47:18 UTC 2006

Package: evolution
Version: 2.6.3-1
Severity: important

Very often evolution crashes on startup -- this happens to me since
2.6.3-1 entered testing.  I'm sure that the problem is in the mail
component and namely, the vfolders.  I have several vfolders, but they
scan all my local mail, which includes hundreds of directories and
subdirectories.  Typically, it takes about 10 minutes to scan
everything on a fairly powerful machine (Pentium IV 3 GHz).  Today, I
cannot start it already 3 hours (tried hundreds of times) and I
managed to get a backtrace.  It is different every time, i.e. on every
crash at frame #1 it shows another dir.

I solved the problem by removing entirely ~/.evolution/mail/vfolder.

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
[Switching to Thread -1499875648 (LWP 20487)]
0xa7c33e9b in e_iterator_next (iterator=0x8ae2948) at e-iterator.c:91
91      e-iterator.c: No such file or directory.
        in e-iterator.c
(gdb) bt
#0  0xa7c33e9b in e_iterator_next (iterator=0x8ae2948) at e-iterator.c:91
#1  0xa64fce1e in mail_vfolder_add_uri (store=0x8594020, 
    curi=0x89096a8 "mbox:/home/yavor/.evolution/mail/local#Archives/2005/stripped_because_confidential", remove=0) at mail-vfolder.c:389
#2  0xa64eda5d in real_flush_updates (o=0x0, event_data=0x0, data=0x0)
    at mail-folder-cache.c:228
#3  0xa64eeee3 in do_async_event (mm=0x88b3ad0) at mail-mt.c:676
#4  0xa64f0a82 in idle_async_event (mm=0x88b3ad0) at mail-mt.c:687
#5  0xa6e20a31 in g_idle_dispatch (source=0x88b3868, 
    callback=0xa6de9414 <in6addr_loopback+22700>, user_data=0x88b3ad0)
    at gmain.c:3926
#6  0xa6e227b1 in IA__g_main_context_dispatch (context=0x808a180)
    at gmain.c:2045
#7  0xa6e25826 in g_main_context_iterate (context=0x808a180, block=1, 
    dispatch=1, self=0x806eaf0) at gmain.c:2677
#8  0xa6e25be7 in IA__g_main_loop_run (loop=0x8145208) at gmain.c:2881
#9  0xa7823b73 in bonobo_main () from /usr/lib/libbonobo-2.so.0
#10 0x0805fa80 in main (argc=3, argv=0xaf8fc514) at main.c:612

-- 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 2.6.17-2-686
Locale: LANG=bg_BG.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=bg_BG.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages evolution depends on:
ii  dbus                       0.62-4        simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  evolution-common           2.6.3-1       architecture independent files for
ii  evolution-data-server      1.6.3-1       evolution database backend server
ii  gconf2                     2.14.0-4      GNOME configuration database syste
ii  gnome-icon-theme           2.14.2-2      GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  gtkhtml3.8                 3.10.3-1      HTML rendering/editing library - b
ii  libart-2.0-2               2.3.17-1      Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0                1.12.2-1      The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libaudiofile0              0.2.6-6       Open-source version of SGI's audio
ii  libavahi-client3           0.6.13-2      Avahi client library
ii  libavahi-common3           0.6.13-2      Avahi common library
ii  libavahi-glib1             0.6.13-2      Avahi glib integration library
ii  libbonobo2-0               2.14.0-1      Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0             2.14.0-4      The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                      2.3.6.ds1-4   GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                  1.2.4-1       The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libcamel1.2-8              1.6.3-1       The Evolution MIME message handlin
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              1.6.3-1       Client library for evolution addre
ii  libecal1.2-6               1.6.3-1       Client library for evolution calen
ii  libedataserver1.2-7        1.6.3-1       Utility library for evolution data
ii  libedataserverui1.2-6      1.6.3-1       GUI utility library for evolution 
ii  libegroupwise1.2-10        1.6.3-1       Client library for accessing group
ii  libesd0                    0.2.36-3      Enlightened Sound Daemon - Shared 
ii  libexchange-storage1.2-1   1.6.3-1       Backend library for evolution cale
ii  libfontconfig1             2.4.1-2       generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6               2.2.1-5       FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgconf2-4                2.14.0-4      GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libgcrypt11                1.2.3-2       LGPL Crypto library - runtime libr
ii  libglade2-0                1:2.6.0-2     library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.12.3-2      The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-keyring0          0.4.9-1       GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgnome-pilot2            2.0.12-1.6+b1 Support libraries for gnome-pilot
ii  libgnome2-0                2.14.1-3      The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0          2.14.0-2      A powerful object-oriented display
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 Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0             2.14.2-1      GNOME virtual file-system (runtime
ii  libgnutls13                1.4.4-1       the GNU TLS library - runtime libr
ii  libgpg-error0              1.2-1         library for common error values an
ii  libgtk2.0-0                2.8.20-1      The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libgtkhtml3.8-15           3.10.3-1      HTML rendering/editing library - r
ii  libhal1               Hardware Abstraction Layer - share
ii  libice6                    1:1.0.1-2     X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
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                 0.4.2-1       sends desktop notifications to a n
ii  libnspr4-0d         NetScape Portable Runtime Library
ii  libnss3-0d          Network Security Service libraries
ii  liborbit2                  1:2.14.0-2    libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpango1.0-0              1.12.4-1      Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpisock8                 0.11.8-24     Library for communicating with a P
ii  libpisync0                 0.11.8-24     Synchronization library for PalmOS
ii  libpng12-0                 1.2.8rel-5.2  PNG library - runtime
ii  libpopt0                   1.10-3        lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libsm6                     1:1.0.1-2     X11 Session Management library
ii  libsoup2.2-8               2.2.96-1      an HTTP library implementation in 
ii  libtasn1-3                 0.3.5-2       Manage ASN.1 structures (runtime)
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.0.0-8     X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1                1.1.7-4       X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                   1:1.0.1-2     X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfixes3                 1:4.0.1-4     X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extensio
ii  libxi6                     1:1.0.1-3     X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1               1:1.0.1-4.1   X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxml2                    2.6.26.dfsg-3 GNOME XML library
ii  libxrandr2                 2:   X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1                1:0.9.1-3     X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  zlib1g                     1:1.2.3-13    compression library - runtime

Versions of packages evolution recommends:
ii  evolution-plugins             2.6.3-1    standard plugins for Evolution
ii  gnome-desktop-data            2.14.3-1   Common files for GNOME 2 desktop a
ii  gnome-pilot-conduits          2.0.12-2   conduits for gnome-pilot
ii  spamassassin                  3.1.4-1    Perl-based spam filter using text 
ii  yelp                          2.14.2-2   Help browser for GNOME 2

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