Bug 433469 - evolution-exchange crashes when attempting to authenticate
Summary: evolution-exchange crashes when attempting to authenticate
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution-exchange
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthew Barnes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 433648
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-02-19 14:50 UTC by James Ettle
Modified: 2008-02-20 23:43 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: evolution-data-server-1.12.3-3.fc8
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-02-20 23:43:38 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Censored Bug Buddy report from evolution-exchange crash (9.87 KB, text/plain)
2008-02-19 14:50 UTC, James Ettle
no flags Details

Description James Ettle 2008-02-19 14:50:34 UTC
Description of problem:
The evolution-exchange plugin crashes during the "Autheticate" stage of setting
up an account.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up an e-mail account for a mailbox on an Exchange server.
2. Fill out the OWA URL, click Authenticate.
3. Enter password.
Actual results:
Evolution crashed.

Expected results:
Access to mailbox.

Additional info:
See Bug Buddy report attached.

Comment 1 James Ettle 2008-02-19 14:50:34 UTC
Created attachment 295290 [details]
Censored Bug Buddy report from evolution-exchange crash

Comment 2 Matthew Barnes 2008-02-20 15:34:11 UTC
Looks like libsoup is choking on a URI it doesn't like and Evolution is not
checking for error.  This appears to have been fixed in Evolution 2.21 so I can
backport the fix.

Comment 3 Matthew Barnes 2008-02-20 16:28:15 UTC
James, I built an updated evolution-data-server package with a patch based on
your  Bug Buddy report, but I haven't been able to reproduce the crash here so
the patch is untested.  Would you mind testing the package before I push it to
Fedora repos?

Updated package is here:

Comment 4 James Ettle 2008-02-20 16:51:45 UTC
Thanks, it no longer crashes.

Comment 5 Matthew Barnes 2008-02-20 17:04:30 UTC
Cool, I'll push it out to Fedora Updates then.

I'm still trying to reproduce this on our internal Exchange servers here but the
Authenticate step is working fine here.  I suspect it's related to your Outlook
Web Access configuration.  Do you know anything about it, or whether it's some
kind of non-standard configuration?

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2008-02-20 17:07:06 UTC
evolution-data-server-1.12.3-3.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8

Comment 8 James Ettle 2008-02-20 18:09:22 UTC
Could well be. There's been this push where I am to put everything on Exchange
2007 so I thought I'd give it go. The local admins haven't published any config
info and I've not managed to get it to *work* yet (there's talk of getting
Brutus involved; with http://www.outlook.XXXXX.ac.uk/exchange it cannot find
Exchange EWS, with https the username/password is rejected), but at least now
handling an error condition properly!

Comment 9 Matthew Barnes 2008-02-20 18:36:58 UTC
Ah okay.  Evolution does not yet support Exchange 2007 at all.  It's being
worked on feverishly and should be stable by Fedora 10.  Test packages for
Fedora 8 are available at [1] but should be considered extremely unstable.


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