Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 66814
Evolution does not start
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:02 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.0) Gecko/20020605
Description of problem:
Evolution does not start anymore (cannot initialize the Ximian Evolution shell:
Configuration Database not found).
The "usual" methods to resolve this (moving/removing $HOME/evolution and
$HOME/.gnome) do not work. Major strangeness going on.
strace results etc available on request.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.use KDE as your default desktop
2.start with GNOME
3.finish with ctrl-alt-backspace
4. log in with KDE/whatever again
5. start evolution
Actual Results: cannot initialize the Ximian Evolution shell: Configuration
Database not found
[chuetter@konstanz chuetter]$ evolution
evolution-shell-WARNING **: Cannot access Bonobo/ConfigDatabase on wombat:
Have you upgraded mozilla? Also, if you run `killev ; wombat` in a terminal,
what output do you get?
you got it. i've upgraded mozilla with the latest rpm from porkchop. the
dependency killed my evolution because it has not been able to find libraries in
/usr/lib/mozilla-1.0.0. wombat didnt want to start because of missing libs.
adding this path to /etc/ld.so.conf fixed this for me.
You might want to check out an additional dependency or a proper path selection
for mozilla 'though.
Thanks for the hint.
Blizzard and I are already working on coordinating this in rawhide by getting
evolution linked with an rpath.