[Evolution] Bug#620407: evolution: Workaround

Jean-Philippe MENGUAL mengualjeanphi at free.fr
Fri May 6 20:33:59 UTC 2011

Package: evolution
Version: 2.30.3-5
Severity: normal


After doing what you said, I had the same things with other messages. But when I thought then of a problem I had with orca (screen reader), I realised that you gave a solution. I am sure that it's an encoding problem or a character problem.

So here's what I do to make things work all right. Neither perfect, nor clean at all, but at least, it is a good workaround and it works.

1. Do: 

mv ~/.evolution/mail/local/Inbox.sbd ~/mail

2. Run evolution --offline. It should run but you'll see empty dirs, except sent.

3. Then, use the import wizard, choosing "All mails, contacts and calendar".
4. Your mail will be imported, with the subdirectories where they were in the inbox. 
5. If you had subdirectories, move them to the place where they wer (for instance, Inbox).
6. Then exit, and delete by hand the useless .index.data files.

Hope this process helps for emergency. If you want to do further tests I can help. Now I'm about migrating.


Jean-Philippe MENGUAL
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.1
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.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]          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                  2.11.2-10         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+squeeze1 Network Security Service libraries
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.28.3-1+squeeze2 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-notificatio 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)
ii  evolution-dbg                 2.30.3-5   debugging symbols for Evolution
pn  evolution-exchange            <none>     (no description available)
ii  evolution-plugins-experimenta 2.30.3-5   experimental plugins for Evolution
ii  gnupg                         1.4.10-4   GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
pn  network-manager               <none>     (no description available)

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