Bug 444124 - "fatal error" starting Mail Notification
"fatal error" starting Mail Notification
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mail-notification (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Dmitry Butskoy
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-25 04:27 EDT by Braden McDaniel
Modified: 2008-04-28 11:56 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 5.3-1.fc9
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Last Closed: 2008-04-28 11:56:43 EDT
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Description Braden McDaniel 2008-04-25 04:27:03 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):

Additional info:
I upgraded this system to Fedora 9 Preview from Fedora 8. Perhaps this is the
result of some crufty configuration file?
Comment 1 Dmitry Butskoy 2008-04-25 07:32:22 EDT
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
System-->Preferences-->Personal-->Sessions .

Please, report if it will not help you.
Comment 2 Thorsten Leemhuis 2008-04-25 07:39:40 EDT
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?
Comment 3 Dmitry Butskoy 2008-04-25 08:44:45 EDT
Hmmm... Where exactly?

BTW, there is no "if [$1 == "0"] ..." tests in %postun -- perhaps it is related
Comment 4 Braden McDaniel 2008-04-28 10:53:03 EDT
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.
Comment 5 Dmitry Butskoy 2008-04-28 11:24:49 EDT
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):
Comment 6 Braden McDaniel 2008-04-28 11:56:43 EDT
The 5.3 packages appear to fix the problem.

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