Bug 420721 - mbsync fails incorrectly with "malformed SEARCH response"
Summary: mbsync fails incorrectly with "malformed SEARCH response"
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: isync
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lubomir Rintel
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-12-11 23:21 UTC by chris
Modified: 2009-01-07 18:09 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: isync-1.0.3-6.fc9
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-01-14 12:09:58 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
More mbsync messages after a few weeks of rawhide operation (14.88 KB, application/x-bzip-compressed-tar)
2008-01-13 12:27 UTC, Nicolas Mailhot
no flags Details

Description chris 2007-12-11 23:21:52 UTC
Some IMAP servers will return:


as a legitimate "none found" response to a SEARCH command.  But mbsync reports
that response as "malformed SEARCH response" (which is incorrect), and then
fails to sync mail correctly.

There's a Debian report at http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=413336
with a (very simple) attached patch which fixes the problem at

It would be great to pull the patch into the Fedora RPMs.

Comment 1 Lubomir Kundrak 2007-12-17 17:18:06 UTC
>>> 7 UID SEARCH HEADER X-TUID 465db9b6f452e5e3
IMAP error: malformed SEARCH response
7 OK SEARCH completed (Success)

Comment 2 Lubomir Kundrak 2007-12-17 17:33:08 UTC
Chris: Thanks for the report, though I nearly overlooked it if it weren't for
bug #425838 :( I commited the patch and am initiated the build in koji as
isync-1.0.3-4.fc9 [1]. Please test it and let me know if it fixes things for you.

I don't think this is serious enough for a Fedora 8 update (it doesn't impact
functionality, does it?). Is your opinion different?

[1] http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=297181

Comment 3 Nicolas Mailhot 2008-01-13 12:27:34 UTC
Created attachment 291499 [details]
More mbsync messages after a few weeks of rawhide operation

Comment 4 Lubomir Kundrak 2008-01-14 11:40:50 UTC
Thanks Nicolas, will look at it later this week (unless it needs immediate
attention), setting NEEDINFO to myslef so I know it's my turn :)

Comment 5 Lubomir Kundrak 2008-01-14 12:09:58 UTC
Nicolas: The original issue was resolved, so I close this and have split issues
from your logs into two separate bug reports:

bug #428648 for the double-free() and
bug #428649 for the IMAP server warnings

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