[Evolution] Bug#590547: evolution: unable to connect to IMAP server (gray connect symbol)

Hans Streibel hans at streibel.net
Tue Jul 27 08:11:06 UTC 2010

Package: evolution
Version: 2.30.2-1
Severity: grave
Tags: squeeze
Justification: renders package unusable

After a dist-upgrade today it is not possible to connect evolution
to an IMAP server any more. The connect symbol at the lower
left corner is not active and can't be clicked.

Configuration for Receiving Emails:
- Server Type IMAP
- no encryption
- authentication type: Password
- remember password: checked

Configuration for Receiving options:
- use custom command to connect to server: not checked
- check for new messages: checked
- everything else here: not checked

Configuration for Sending Emails:
- Server Type SMTP
- server requires authentication: checked
- no encryption
- authentication: Login
- remember password: not checked


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.ISO-8859-15, LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO-8859-15 (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages evolution depends on:
ii  dbus                    1.2.24-1         simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]   1.5.33           Debian configuration management sy
ii  evolution-common        2.30.2-1         architecture independent files for
ii  evolution-data-server       evolution database backend server
ii  gconf2                  2.28.1-3         GNOME configuration database syste
ii  gnome-icon-theme        2.30.3-1         GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  libart-2.0-2            2.3.21-1         Library of functions for 2D graphi
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               1.8.10-4.1       The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libcamel1.2-14       The Evolution MIME message handlin
ii  libcanberra-gtk0        0.24-1           Gtk+ helper for playing widget eve
ii  libcanberra0            0.24-1           a simple abstract interface for pl
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       Utility library for evolution data
ii  libebook1.2-9        Client library for evolution addre
ii  libecal1.2-7         Client library for evolution calen
ii  libedataserver1.2-13       Utility library for evolution data
ii  libedataserverui1.2-8       GUI utility library for evolution 
ii  libegroupwise1.2-13       Client library for accessing group
ii  libenchant1c2a          1.6.0-1          a wrapper library for various spel
ii  libevolution            2.30.2-1         evolution libraries
ii  libfontconfig1          2.8.0-2.1        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6            2.4.0-2          FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgconf2-4             2.28.1-3         GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libgdata-google1.2-1       Client library for accessing Googl
ii  libgdata1.2-1        Client library for accessing Googl
ii  libglib2.0-0            2.24.1-1         The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-desktop-2-17   2.30.2-1         Utility library for loading .deskt
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0       2.30.1-1         A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgtk2.0-0             2.20.1-1         The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libgtkhtml-editor0      3.30.2-1         HTML rendering/editing library - e
ii  libgtkhtml3.14-19       3.30.2-1         HTML rendering/editing library - r
ii  libgweather1            2.30.0-2         GWeather shared library
ii  libical0                0.44-3           iCalendar library implementation i
ii  libice6                 2:1.0.6-1        X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libnotify1 [libnotify1- 0.5.0-2          sends desktop notifications to a n
ii  libnspr4-0d             4.8.4-2          NetScape Portable Runtime Library
ii  libnss3-1d              3.12.6-3         Network Security Service libraries
ii  libpango1.0-0           1.28.1-1         Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libsm6                  2:1.1.1-1        X11 Session Management library
ii  libsoup2.4-1            2.30.2-1         an HTTP library implementation in 
ii  libsqlite3-0         SQLite 3 shared library
ii  libstartup-notification 0.10-1           library for program launch feedbac
ii  libunique-1.0-0         1.1.6-1          Library for writing single instanc
ii  libxml2                 2.7.7.dfsg-4     GNOME XML library
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages evolution recommends:
ii  bogofilter               1.2.2-1         a fast Bayesian spam filter (dummy
ii  evolution-plugins        2.30.2-1        standard plugins for Evolution
ii  evolution-webcal         2.28.1-1        webcal: URL handler for GNOME and 
ii  gnome-desktop-data       2.30.2-1        Common files for GNOME desktop app
ii  yelp                     2.30.1+webkit-1 Help browser for GNOME

Versions of packages evolution suggests:
pn  bug-buddy                    <none>      (no description available)
pn  evolution-dbg                <none>      (no description available)
ii  evolution-exchange           2.30.2-1    Exchange plugin for the Evolution 
pn  evolution-plugins-experiment <none>      (no description available)
ii  gnupg                        1.4.10-4    GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
ii  network-manager     network management framework daemo

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