[Evolution] Bug#582491: /usr/bin/evolution-addressbook-clean dangerous/defunct?

Joachim Breitner nomeata at debian.org
Fri May 21 09:39:53 UTC 2010

Package: evolution
Severity: normal
File: /usr/bin/evolution-addressbook-clean

Hash: SHA1


the file /usr/bin/evolution-addressbook-clean does not have a man page,
nor does it give a useful response when passed --help.

Also, it seems to be defunct and leaves the users without his address
book. The line
$filename = `/usr/lib/evolution/2.30/evolution-addressbook-export`;
probably worked once when evolution-addressbook-export would emit the
name of the exported file. But when I run evolution-addressbook-export,
the content of the address book is printed on stdout.

I suggest to remove this binary at least from /usr/bin. If it is
required for something else, it can be left in 


- -- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
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]   1.5.32           Debian configuration management sy
ii  evolution-common       architecture independent files for
ii  evolution-data-server   2.30.1-4         evolution database backend server
ii  gconf2                  2.28.1-3         GNOME configuration database syste
ii  gnome-icon-theme       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                   2.10.2-8         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2               1.8.10-4         The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libcamel1.2-14          2.30.1-4         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        2.30.1-4         Utility library for evolution data
ii  libebook1.2-9           2.30.1-4         Client library for evolution addre
ii  libecal1.2-7            2.30.1-4         Client library for evolution calen
ii  libedataserver1.2-11    2.30.1-4         Utility library for evolution data
ii  libedataserverui1.2-8   2.30.1-4         GUI utility library for evolution 
ii  libegroupwise1.2-13     2.30.1-4         Client library for accessing group
ii  libenchant1c2a          1.4.2-3.6        a wrapper library for various spel
ii  libevolution         evolution libraries
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    2.30.1-4         Client library for accessing Googl
ii  libgdata1.2-1           2.30.1-4         Client library for accessing Googl
ii  libglib2.0-0            2.24.1-1         The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-desktop-2-17   2.30.0-2         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      3.30.1-2         HTML rendering/editing library - e
ii  libgtkhtml3.14-19       3.30.1-2         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- 0.4.5-1          sends desktop notifications to a n
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           1.28.0-1         Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libsm6                  2:1.1.1-1        X11 Session Management library
ii  libsoup2.4-1            2.30.1-1         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-2     GNOME XML library
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages evolution recommends:
pn  bogofilter | spamassassi <none>          (no description available)
ii  evolution-plugins      standard plugins for Evolution
pn  evolution-webcal         <none>          (no description available)
ii  gnome-desktop-data       2.30.0-2        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)
ii  evolution-dbg        debugging symbols for Evolution
pn  evolution-exchange            <none>     (no description available)
pn  evolution-plugins-experimenta <none>     (no description available)
ii  gnupg                         1.4.10-3   GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
pn  network-manager               <none>     (no description available)

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