Bug 860431 - EUDC can't handle empty last names in BBDB
EUDC can't handle empty last names in BBDB
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: emacs (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Karel Klíč
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-09-25 15:42 EDT by Sergio Durigan Junior
Modified: 2013-03-03 18:03 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-12-06 02:23:44 EST
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Patch to fix the issue (3.33 KB, patch)
2012-11-05 23:00 EST, Sergio Durigan Junior
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Description Sergio Durigan Junior 2012-09-25 15:42:12 EDT
Description of problem:

This bug is a Fedora-related mirror of emacs bug #11580:


I have proposed a patch upstream to fix the problem:


The patch has not yet been reviewed/accepted, but I would like to see it backported to Fedora ASAP.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


The bug also happens on F16, using:


How reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. With EUDC configured to consult BBDB, create an entry in BBDB with an empty last name (e.g., "email@example.com" "" "email@example.com")
2. Create a new e-mail message, and try to complete the entry's name.
3. See the "Unexpected attribute value" error message.

Please let me know if you need more info.

Comment 1 Sergio Durigan Junior 2012-10-02 01:44:24 EDT

The patch has now been checked-in: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-diffs/2012-10/msg00035.html.
Comment 2 Sergio Durigan Junior 2012-11-05 23:00:37 EST
Created attachment 639073 [details]
Patch to fix the issue

This is the patch that have been accepted and committed upstream.  I backported it to the current F16 branch, but it should be fairly easy to backport it to the other branches as well.
Comment 3 Sergio Durigan Junior 2012-11-16 00:07:59 EST
Ping, again.  This bug is simple to fix, and very annoying.  It happens almost every time I start composing an e-mail inside Gnus.

Could you please give at least some feedback about it?  I have already provided the full patch to be applied against Fedora Emacs, it's just a matter of accepting (or rejecting with reasons) it.  Thanks.
Comment 4 Karel Klíč 2012-11-16 07:59:59 EST
Hi Sergio,

I'm going to build an updated Emacs today.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-11-19 06:13:31 EST
emacs-23.3-11.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-11-19 06:13:42 EST
emacs-24.1-7.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2012-11-19 06:13:53 EST
emacs-24.2-5.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2012-11-19 14:34:01 EST
Package emacs-24.2-5.fc18:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing emacs-24.2-5.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2012-12-06 02:23:46 EST
emacs-24.2-5.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2012-12-06 22:25:11 EST
emacs-23.3-11.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2012-12-06 22:25:53 EST
emacs-24.1-7.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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