[Evolution] Bug#610758: mail indexes went missing on upgrade from lenny

Joey Hess joeyh at debian.org
Sat Jan 22 02:12:03 UTC 2011

Package: evolution
Version: 2.30.3-5
Severity: normal

I stopped evolution prior to the upgrade as recommended.

When this version was started, I briefly saw something to do with
migration displayed in a dialog. I may have clicked on a button to start
the migration. Evolution's main window did not seem to come up -- or
perhaps I was too impatient, or it came up briefly and crashed.
Apologies for the poor description.

I then restarted evolution, and all folders were there, but all were
empty. du .evolution suggested the mail was still really present.

I resolved the problem by pulling a backup, and removing all files from
.evolution that were not in the backup. Notably a bunch of folders.db
files, also a config/state file. This time when evolution was started,
it briefly displayed a message about doing a conversion in the status
bar, and all messages then appeared in the folders.

I've retained a copy of everything in .evolution-bad , if needed for

PS, Nothing relevant seemed to be in .xsession-errors.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages evolution depends on:
ii  dbus                    1.2.24-4         simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]   1.5.36           Debian configuration management sy
ii  evolution-common        2.30.3-5         architecture independent files for
ii  evolution-data-server   2.30.3-2         evolution database backend server
ii  gconf2                  2.28.1-6         GNOME configuration database syste
ii  gnome-icon-theme        2.30.3-2         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                   2.11.2-7         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2               1.8.10-6         The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libcamel1.2-14          2.30.3-2         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             1.2.24-4         simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2        0.88-2.1         simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libebackend1.2-0        2.30.3-2         Utility library for evolution data
ii  libebook1.2-9           2.30.3-2         Client library for evolution addre
ii  libecal1.2-7            2.30.3-2         Client library for evolution calen
ii  libedataserver1.2-13    2.30.3-2         Utility library for evolution data
ii  libedataserverui1.2-8   2.30.3-2         GUI utility library for evolution 
ii  libegroupwise1.2-13     2.30.3-2         Client library for accessing group
ii  libenchant1c2a          1.6.0-1          a wrapper library for various spel
ii  libevolution            2.30.3-5         evolution libraries
ii  libfontconfig1          2.8.0-2.1        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6            2.4.2-2.1        FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgconf2-4             2.28.1-6         GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libgdata-google1.2-1    2.30.3-2         Client library for accessing Googl
ii  libgdata1.2-1           2.30.3-2         Client library for accessing Googl
ii  libglib2.0-0            2.24.2-1         The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-desktop-2-17   2.30.2-2         Utility library for loading .deskt
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0       2.30.1-1         A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgtk2.0-0             2.20.1-2         The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libgtkhtml-editor0      3.30.3-1         HTML rendering/editing library - e
ii  libgtkhtml3.14-19       3.30.3-1         HTML rendering/editing library - r
ii  libgweather1            2.30.3-1         GWeather shared library
ii  libical0                0.44-3           iCalendar library implementation i
ii  libice6                 2:1.0.6-2        X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libnotify1 [libnotify1- 0.5.0-2          sends desktop notifications to a n
ii  libnspr4-0d             4.8.6-1          NetScape Portable Runtime Library
ii  libnss3-1d              3.12.8-1         Network Security Service libraries
ii  libpango1.0-0           1.28.3-1         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            3.7.3-1          SQLite 3 shared library
ii  libstartup-notification 0.10-1           library for program launch feedbac
ii  libunique-1.0-0         1.1.6-1.1        Library for writing single instanc
ii  libxml2                 2.7.8.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        2.30.3-5        standard plugins for Evolution
ii  evolution-webcal         2.28.1-1        webcal: URL handler for GNOME and 
ii  gnome-desktop-data       2.30.2-2        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)
pn  evolution-dbg                 <none>     (no description available)
ii  evolution-exchange            2.30.2-1   Exchange plugin for the Evolution 
pn  evolution-plugins-experimenta <none>     (no description available)
ii  gnupg                         1.4.10-4   GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
ii  network-manager               0.8.1-6    network management framework daemo

-- debconf information excluded

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