Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 102519
Evolution out of sync with local spool files
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:56:55 EDT
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Description of problem:
I configured evolution to catch mails in my /var/spool/mail/$login (local file,
no nfs). Sometimes evolution seems to be unable to sync its views with this file.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. evolution &
2. Use it for some times.
3. When you know a new mail arrived click on the INBOX folder matching the
Actual Results: Panel on the left is refreshed and print in bold how many new
mail you have. But you cannot see them in the list of mails in the central
panel. (i can provide a screenshot if needed but only to whom the bug is
assigned, i dont want to make my emails appears to everybody. privacy stuff and
When i kill evolution and relaunch it the both views are synced with the
/var/spool/mail/$login file. It happened 4 or 5 times just today.
I run this on rh90 with some upgrades from rawhide (all stuff evolution need).
Something that might be related : sometimes when i'm the Trash matching the
/var/spool/mail/$login, if i try to expunge, then Evolution freeze and i have to
kill it the hard way.
Does this happen with 1.4.4? What sort of filesystem is your mail spool on?
Are atimes/mtimes getting updated appropriately?
Yes 1.4.4-3. File system is ext3. All mount options are redhat defaults.
Didnt test 1.4.4-4 but its changelog doesnt seem to bring useful things.
[anvil@gruyere ~]# df /var/spool/mail
SysFichier Tail. Util.Disp. Uti% MontÃ© sur
/dev/sda2 4.0G 3.6G 175M 96% /
[anvil@gruyere ~]# mount
/dev/sda2 on / type ext3 (rw)
[anvil@gruyere ~]# head -1 /etc/fstab
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
Kernel is up-to-date redhat smp kernel.
Linux gruyere 2.4.20-20.9smp #1 SMP Mon Aug 18 11:18:01 EDT 2003 i686 athlon
(if you want complete hardware description i can give you this machine id on rhn)
I'm sorry that this bug has gone for so long without activity.
Are you still able to reproduce this bug?
No. It's been fixed long ago.