Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 860431
EUDC can't handle empty last names in BBDB
Last modified: 2013-03-03 18:03:09 EST
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:
Steps to Reproduce:
1. With EUDC configured to consult BBDB, create an entry in BBDB with an empty last name (e.g., "firstname.lastname@example.org" "" "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.
The patch has now been checked-in: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-diffs/2012-10/msg00035.html.
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.
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.
I'm going to build an updated Emacs today.
emacs-23.3-11.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
emacs-24.1-7.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
emacs-24.2-5.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
* 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).
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.
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.
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.