Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 119528
Evolution won't launch and cannot be installed
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:39 EST
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Description of problem:
After upgrading from Fedora Core 2 Test 1 to Test 2 Evolution stopped
working saying that it could not find libgal. An apt-get
--fix-missing later and it was uninstalled and cannot be reinstalled
because of missing libsoup.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install FC2 T1
2.Upgrade to FC2 T2
3.Try to Launch Evolution
Actual Results: evolution stopped working
Expected Results: being able to read my e-mail
This is because FC2 T2 doesn't ship with 1.5.x it reverts back to
1.4.6 in order to make the migration backwards follow this post
which is a complete headache. You can get the latest builds though
from Jeremy Katz site. just update yum.conf to...
But this is not a bug.
Ok, so why was it that evolution-1.4 wouldn't even launch on my FC2 T2
because if you used evolution-1.5 in test 1 It did an update on all
your files to convert them to the new format in 1.5. If you carried
that same /home/%user/.evolution profile over to the test 2 install
1.4.6 doesn't know how to read these new formats and would crash.
this is my guess at what is happening. (Just as guess) You can always
run evolution from the command line and it should produce some out put
for you to give you a starting block.
I'm having the same problems with evolution. I have 1.5.3-1 from test
2, and that's the version I still have. Upgrading to test 2 did not
downgrade my copy. When I run it from the command line I get the
[sleepylight@host65-239 ~]$ evolution
evolution: error while loading shared libraries: libgal-2.2.so.0:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
libgal2 is installed in version 1.99.11-1 on my system, but as part of
that version there isn't any file called libgal-2.2.so.0. I guess
maybe this was removed from test2.
I think I found an rpm that provides it from the Ximian group off of
rpmfind.net, so I'm going to give that a shot.
I'm sorry that this bug hasn't been looked at in a while. The test
builds of evolution referred to above are getting pretty old now,
evolution-188.8.131.52 is in rawhide (and evolution-2.0.0 should arrive in
the next few days; it's pretty stable for me).
So are any of you still having problems with this (can I help?), or
can I close this bug?
I think this can be closed. it's been working fine for me
That's good to hear - resolving as WORKSFORME.