Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 436170
evolution can't read /var/spool/mail
Last modified: 2008-03-05 14:34:46 EST
Description of problem:
every few weeks, evolution suddenly displays error messages on my
/var/spool/mail mail account thus:
Summary and folder mismatch, even after a sync
this is root's forwarded mail. it's IMPORTANT.
even blowing away all the index etc stuff in .evolution for that account doesn't
help. only blowing away all mail actually in /var/spool/mail/<user> fixes it.
which means i loose my root mail history.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
evolution-2.10.3-7.fc7 Fri Jan 11 23:39:02 2008
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open evolution. click on that folder.
2. observe message
3. mail is listed, but contents unavailable
reading forwarded root mail.
loosing root's mail every week or two isn't really an option!
i did find an evolution bug that talked a bit about this and mentioned a
supposedly fixed version, which was a significantly higher release number than
we have in f7. dammit, i can't find that bug now. sorry.
i'm ready to help if you need it.
The bug was , which was fixed recently and will be in Fedora 9.
Current Rawhide packages already have the fix.