Bug 123905 - Bad advanced search permenantly hides all messages
Summary: Bad advanced search permenantly hides all messages
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution
Version: 2
Hardware: i586
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Malcolm
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-05-21 15:47 UTC by Sitsofe Wheeler
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-22 18:28:10 UTC

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Description Sitsofe Wheeler 2004-05-21 15:47:06 UTC
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Description of problem:
If you create an advanced search with a bad expression, then click
clear, all the messages in the folder you are currently viewing will
be hidden with no way of showing them short of restarting evolution.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start evolution
2. Select a victim mailbox which has messages within it
3. Go to Search -> Advanced
4. Change Subject to Expression and enter "a" in the textbox to the right.
5. Click OK (an error dialog will appear). Click Close.
6. Go Search -> Clear

Actual Results:  All messages disappear

Expected Results:  All messages to be displayed (since we have just
"cleared" the search)

Additional info:

The Advanced Search's Expression feature is completely inscrutable and
seemingly undocumented. I wound out working out its syntax by adding
other rules and analysing the error message.

Comment 1 Dave Malcolm 2004-09-22 18:28:10 UTC
I just tried to reproduce this in evolution-2.0.0; steps 1-6 work as
reported (with an inscrutable error dialog), but at no point do the
messages disappear.

So the permanent message loss part of the bug looks fixed in Rawhide;
the rest I'm unlikely to spend engineering time on right now;
resolving as fixed in RAWHIDE.

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