[Evolution] Bug#588316: Large file support breaks Evolution

Michel Dänzer daenzer at debian.org
Wed Jul 7 10:21:50 UTC 2010

Package: evolution-data-server
Version: 2.30.2-1
Severity: grave

Hash: SHA1

[ Severity grave to make sure this will be considered before the release ]

Evolution bugs #580419 and #585921 are examples of issues that were triggered
by building evolution-data-server with --enable-largefile. Those particular
crashes were fixed in Evolution, but from the upstream bug report
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=612082 it seems clear that the
fix is just a bandaid and the upstream developers really have no grasp yet
on what exactly the underlying problems are, let alone how to fix them. And
in fact, I've found that rebuilding evolution-data-server without
- --enable-largefile solved other problems for me:

* Other, reproducible crashes when trying to view certain mail messages.
* The number of unread messages not being displayed correctly on
  evolution-rss folders.

Overall, I think building evolution-data-server with --enable-largefile incurs
too much risk for Evolution users at this point. Unless there was a very
compelling reason for enabling it, please disable it again for now.

- -- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (102, 'experimental')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)

Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=de_CH.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_CH.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages evolution-data-server depends on:
ii  evolution-data-server-c 2.30.2-1         architecture independent files for
ii  libatk1.0-0             1.30.0-1         The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                   2.11.2-2         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2               1.8.10-4         The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libcamel1.2-14          2.30.2-1         The Evolution MIME message handlin
ii  libcomerr2              1.41.12-2        common error description library
ii  libdb4.8                4.8.30-1         Berkeley v4.8 Database Libraries [
ii  libdbus-1-3             1.2.24-1         simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2        0.86-1           simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libebackend1.2-0        2.30.2-1         Utility library for evolution data
ii  libebook1.2-9           2.30.2-1         Client library for evolution addre
ii  libecal1.2-7            2.30.2-1         Client library for evolution calen
ii  libedata-book1.2-2      2.30.2-1         Backend library for evolution addr
ii  libedata-cal1.2-7       2.30.2-1         Backend library for evolution cale
ii  libedataserver1.2-13    2.30.2-1         Utility library for evolution data
ii  libegroupwise1.2-13     2.30.2-1         Client library for accessing group
ii  libfontconfig1          2.8.0-2.1        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6            2.3.11-1         FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgconf2-4             2.28.1-3         GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libgdata-google1.2-1    2.30.2-1         Client library for accessing Googl
ii  libgdata1.2-1           2.30.2-1         Client library for accessing Googl
ii  libglib2.0-0            2.24.1-1         The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgssapi-krb5-2        1.8.1+dfsg-5     MIT Kerberos runtime libraries - k
ii  libgtk2.0-0             2.20.1-1         The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libgweather1            2.30.0-2         GWeather shared library
ii  libical0                0.44-3           iCalendar library implementation i
ii  libk5crypto3            1.8.1+dfsg-5     MIT Kerberos runtime libraries - C
ii  libkrb5-3               1.8.1+dfsg-5     MIT Kerberos runtime libraries
ii  libldap-2.4-2           2.4.21-1         OpenLDAP libraries
ii  libnspr4-0d             4.8.4-1          NetScape Portable Runtime Library
ii  libnss3-1d              3.12.6-2         Network Security Service libraries
ii  libpango1.0-0           1.28.1-1         Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libsoup2.4-1            2.30.1-1         an HTTP library implementation in 
ii  libsqlite3-0         SQLite 3 shared library
ii  libxml2                 2.7.7.dfsg-4     GNOME XML library
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

evolution-data-server recommends no packages.

Versions of packages evolution-data-server suggests:
ii  evolution                     2.30.2-1   groupware suite with mail client a
ii  evolution-data-server-dbg     2.30.2-1   evolution database backend server 

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