Bug 1280426 - virtual folders corrupted
virtual folders corrupted
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: thunderbird (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Jan Horak
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-11-11 12:32 EST by Roy A. Gilmore
Modified: 2016-12-20 10:41 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 10:41:20 EST
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Description Roy A. Gilmore 2015-11-11 12:32:50 EST
Description of problem:
Virtual folders 

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create or rename a virtual folder
2. Close thunderbird
3. Open thunderbird

Actual results:
Virtual folder has first 4 characters of name given to it, plus an 8 hexadecimal digit suffix.

Expected results:
Virtual folder has the exact name given to it.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Martin Stransky 2015-11-26 10:02:50 EST
Can you please attach a screenshot of the wrong folder? Thanks.
Comment 2 Roy A. Gilmore 2015-11-26 11:54:57 EST
(In reply to Martin Stransky from comment #1)
> Can you please attach a screenshot of the wrong folder? Thanks.

It's not the contents of the folder that is corrupted, it's the name of the folder. As an example, I just created a virtual folder named "From: Foobar". Immediately after creating the folder it shows up correctly. But, on disk, the name becomes "From8206f098.msf". And, if I close and reopen Thunderbird, the name in the user interface becomes "From8206f098".

As a workaround, I found that if I:

1. Close Thunderbird
2. Rename the .msf file correctly
3. Delete the virtualFolders.dat file
4. Open Thunderbird

The folder will be named correctly.

I suppose I could edit the virtualFolders.dat file instead of deleting it, but, it appears to be rebuilt if I just delete it.

This just started happening two weeks ago. I had "upgraded" from F22 to F23, and Fedora included a pre-release version of Xorg that changed the ABI and made the commercial nVidia driver incompatible, leaving my only choice to try to use the crappy nouveau driver. And, as usual with the nouveau driver, the input periodically completely locks up, requiring a hard power switch reboot. I'm not sure if something in my Thunderbird configuration files/database got corrupted that is causing this, or if this a problem in the Thunderbird binary/associated shared objects. It would be nice if there was a utility that would do a sanity check on the configuration files/database.

Hope this helps.
Comment 3 Roy A. Gilmore 2015-11-26 11:59:46 EST
Oops, that didn't come out the way I intended. When I wrote:

"I'm not sure if something in my Thunderbird configuration files/database got corrupted that is causing this, or if this a problem in the Thunderbird binary/associated shared objects."

I meant the problem with Thunderbird, not the problem with the nouveau driver (which is another bug report).
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