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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Wed Jul 7 11:54:23 UTC 2010

On 07/07/2010 12:21, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> Package: evolution-data-server
> Version: 2.30.2-1
> Severity: grave
> [ Severity grave to make sure this will be considered before the release ]

Wtf? If you want this considered, please give some help/time, raising
severity for the sake of raising it *doesnt* help.
> 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.

Except that the bug still exists wether or not largefile is enabled.

> 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.

Did you report them?
> 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.

I'm not especially attached to largefile, but in this case it's not
exactly a good idea imho. The bugs weren't directly related to
largefile, but enabling it make them appear on i386. That means some
bugs may be present but just hidden. If there are crashes, hide them
doesn't look like a good idea, it's better to fix them.


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