Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 444124
"fatal error" starting Mail Notification
Last modified: 2008-04-28 11:56:43 EDT
Description of problem:
Upon accessing the Mail Notification preferences, I get a dialog that says:
A fatal error has occurred in Mail Notification
The default configuration has not been installed properly. Please
check your Mail Notification installation.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I upgraded this system to Fedora 9 Preview from Fedora 8. Perhaps this is the
result of some crufty configuration file?
There was several such bugs already.
It seems that it is related to the changes of a way how mail-notifications deals
with Gnome. As a result, an old stuff (perhaps not removed completely at update
time) prevents the new instance of mail-notifications to run properly.
The probably work-around is to remove mail-notofications from the panel at all,
and add then again. Make sure that there are no more than 1 instances in
Please, report if it will not help you.
Note: there was a bug in the gconf scriptles in %postun in the past that could
cause this problems. But I think I fixed that in F7 (or even earlier). Maybe I
did something wrong?
Hmmm... Where exactly?
BTW, there is no "if [$1 == "0"] ..." tests in %postun -- perhaps it is related
I have removed *all* instances of mail-notification from Sessions and ensured
the process isn't running. I still get the error message when attempting to
access the Mail Notification preferences.
Do you use mail-notofication-evolution-plugin as well?
I've compiled the new upstream release 5.3 (has appeared yesterday), try to
update to it (and evolution plugin if needed):
The 5.3 packages appear to fix the problem.