Description of problem:
After upgrading from FC3 to FC5, evolution-data-server would always crash on
startup and many of my contacts were not displayed. Also, any attempt to search
my contacts caused evolution to hang.
Searching the upstream bugs, I found:
The workaround described in that bug fixed the problem for me, so it looks like
the problem was caused by invalid UTF-8 in some of my contacts.
It would be nice to get the fix attached to that bug into a future FC5 update.
FWIW, I can confirm both the bug and the fix in Comment #19 in the GNOME bug
report on FC5 with:
$ rpm -qa | grep evolution
This was a clean install of FC5 from FC4, not an upgrade. The contact list
worked without issue on FC4.
Apologies for taking so long to respond.
According to the upstream bug referenced in comment #0, the problem was
reportedly fixed in an update to evolution-data-server-1.6.x. Feel free to
re-open this bug if the problem is still present in Fedora Core 6.