Bug 175234 - [RHEL4] Trying to create a folder under the IMAP folder gives a confusing error message
Summary: [RHEL4] Trying to create a folder under the IMAP folder gives a confusing err...
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: evolution (Show other bugs)
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Version: 4.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Matthew Barnes
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2005-12-07 22:11 UTC by Suzanne Hillman
Modified: 2008-02-03 07:32 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-03 07:32:29 UTC
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Description Suzanne Hillman 2005-12-07 22:11:58 UTC
Description of problem:
Trying to create a folder under the IMAP folder gives a confusing error message.  

If it's not allowed, there shouldn't be an option for creating a folder there,
either by right clicking on it, or in the actual folder creation menu. (eg, it's
not possible to even _try_ to create a folder under the Trash folder under
either 'On this computer' or the IMAP folder)

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Right-click on your IMAP folder.
2. In the New Folder dialog, try to put it under the name of your IMAP account.
Actual results:
"Error while Creating folder `testing'.

Unknown parent folder: ."

Expected results:
Either a reasonable error message, or no ability to even try to create a new
folder there.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Dave Malcolm 2005-12-08 20:29:25 UTC
Appears to still affect recent upstream code (tested with evolution-2.4.2-2, am
about to test 2.5.2)

Comment 2 Dave Malcolm 2005-12-08 22:41:57 UTC
Problem affects latest upstream code (tested with evolution-2.5.2-1)

Comment 3 Dave Malcolm 2005-12-08 22:56:05 UTC
Correction: in 2.5.2 it prevents selection of "Junk" and "Trash" but allows
selection of the boldface account node (which then gives the error described);
selecting a vFolder (now a "Search Folder") or the "Search Folders" node yields
the New Search Folder dialog, which is sane.

Comment 4 Dave Malcolm 2005-12-08 22:58:52 UTC
I've filed the still-relevant parts of this in 2.5.2 upstream here:

Comment 6 Matthew Barnes 2008-02-03 07:32:29 UTC
Evolution 2.0.2 is only being updated for security issues.  Closing as WONTFIX.

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