Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186868
kmail does not show address book when selecting email addresses
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:28 EST
Description of problem:
kmail 1.9.1 (of kdepim-3.5.1-1.2) contains a bug that prevents the address book
from being shown when composing an email and selecting addresses to add. I've
seen this bug on 3 (out of 3) different computers, so I'm guessing that it is
affecting alot of people. In the KDE bug tracking system, it is known as bug
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
KDE: 3.5.1-2.3 Red Hat
kdepim RPM: 3.5.1-1.2
Everytime after having opened one "Composer" window.
Restarting KMail fixes the problem (until another composer window is opened).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch KMail
2. Click "File - New - New Message"
3. Click "Select..."
4. Select emails to add or just close "Select recipient" window
5. Send email or just close Composer window
6. Click "File - New - New Message"
7. Click "Select..."
Only recent addresses are shown, even when "Address Book - All" is selected in
"Select recipient" window.
Addresses from the address book should be shown.
I created a patch for file kmail/recipientspicker.cpp. It is a diff between
revision 497767 and 516198. It fixes KDE bug #121337 and 122218. See
I also updated the SPEC file to apply this patch and versioned it 3.5.1-1.3.
Rebuilding kdepim with this new SPEC file and patch fixed the problem on my system.
Created attachment 126790 [details]
Patch to fix kmail recipients bug
Created attachment 126791 [details]
New kdepim spec file to apply patch for this bug
Modifications made from original 3.5.1-1.2 spec file :
- Added Patch5 to apply fix for this bug.
- Added an entry in changelog.
it's in kdepim-3.5.2. Thanks for your report.