Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 162866
Error message "No provider available for protocol 'file'"
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:09 EST
Description of problem:
Every time I send an e-mail I get message about missing "provider for protocol
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade FC4 from FC3;
2. Try to send an e-mail with evolution;
"Error while performing operation.
Failed to append to file:///home/ivo/evolution/local/Sent: No provider available
for protocol `file'
Appending to local `Sent' folder instead.."
E-mail sent and no errors reported.
How to fix the issue?
I wonder where why it is looking for ~/evolution directory as all files are in
I had the same problem. I'm not sure if this is a fix or a workaround, but:
Edit -> Preferences
Select an account name
Edit -> Defaults
Change "Drafts Folder" to "Drafts"
Change "Sent Messages Folder" to "Sent"
OK -> Close
Send a message to test it out. It worked for me.
Thanks. It worked for me, too.
Good to hear that there's a workaround.
Is your home directory shared with another installation perhaps? Was this
machine upgraded from FC2 in the past. Did the upgrade from FC3->FC4 work OK?
Comment #1 seems relevant here; it ought to be in the ~/.evolution folder.
I also had this problem with all my filters defined.
The format of the configuration file has changed and sometime migration does not
work. Several time search->replace in the xml files do the trick.
Does this problem still exist in Fedora Core 6?
The distribution against which this bug was reported is no longer supported,
could you please reproduce this with the updated version of the currently
supported distribution (Fedora Core 6, or Fedora 7, or Rawhide)? If this issue
turns out to still be reproducible, please let us know in this bug report. If
after a month's time we have not heard back from you, we will have to close this
bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA.
Setting status to NEEDINFO, and awaiting information from the reporter.
Thanks in advance.
Closing as INSUFFICIENT_DATA.