Bug 436170 - evolution can't read /var/spool/mail
evolution can't read /var/spool/mail
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthew Barnes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-03-05 14:03 EST by john bray
Modified: 2008-03-05 14:34 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-05 14:34:46 EST
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
GNOME Desktop 213072 None None None Never

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Description john bray 2008-03-05 14:03:06 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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open evolution.  click on that folder.
2. observe message
3. mail is listed, but contents unavailable
Actual results:
as above

Expected results:
reading forwarded root mail.

Additional info:

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.
Comment 1 Matthew Barnes 2008-03-05 14:34:46 EST
The bug was [1], which was fixed recently and will be in Fedora 9.

Current Rawhide packages already have the fix.

[1] http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=213072

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