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Bug 426676 - mail-client/evolution-2.32.3-r1 deleted whole directory with calendars
Summary: mail-client/evolution-2.32.3-r1 deleted whole directory with calendars
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] GNOME (show other bugs)
Hardware: AMD64 Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team
Keywords: NeedPatch
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-07-15 09:23 UTC by Peter Weilbacher
Modified: 2013-07-27 11:10 UTC (History)
0 users

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Description Peter Weilbacher 2012-07-15 09:23:50 UTC
I installed Evolution to see how it works with calendars (.ics files I use with Lightning currently). Installation worked fine, and I added two of my calendars as local files, with "force as read-only" to Evolution, they were both located in the same dir on my local machine, say

Since I didn't like to have the "peter" calendar there any more, I deleted it. Since it was set to be read-only I pressed delete without hesitation.

Reproducible: Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
0. Switch to calendar view in Evolution.
1. Add new calendar, with custom setup, ~/private/cal/peter.ics, read-only,
   updated when file is changed.
2. Do this again with another calendar, ~/private/cal/work.ics.
3. Delete calendar one.
Actual Results:  
The whole directory ~/private/cal/ is gone.

Expected Results:  
The whole directory ~/private/cal/ should still be there, with its contents untouched, including ~/private/cal/peter.ics.

This is probably an upstream bug, but since I am not familiar with Evolutions bug tracking any more, I don't want to try reporting there. I have also now unmerged evolution again, since I don't want to work with such a buggy app. Just for completeness, follows the output of

$ emerge --info
Portage (default/linux/amd64/10.0, gcc-4.5.3, glibc-2.14.1-r3, 3.3.8 x86_64)
System uname: Linux-3.3.8-x86_64-Intel-R-_Core-TM-2_Duo_CPU_P8600_@_2.40GHz-with-gentoo-2.1
Timestamp of tree: Sat, 14 Jul 2012 06:45:01 +0000
app-shells/bash:          4.2_p20
dev-java/java-config:     2.1.11-r3
dev-lang/python:          2.7.3-r2
dev-util/cmake:           2.8.7-r5
dev-util/pkgconfig:       0.26
sys-apps/baselayout:      2.1-r1
sys-apps/sandbox:         2.5
sys-devel/autoconf:       2.13, 2.68
sys-devel/automake:       1.10.3, 1.11.1
sys-devel/binutils:       2.21.1-r1
sys-devel/gcc:            4.5.3-r2
sys-devel/gcc-config:     1.6
sys-devel/libtool:        2.4-r1
sys-devel/make:           3.82-r1
sys-kernel/linux-headers: 3.4-r1 (virtual/os-headers)
sys-libs/glibc:           2.14.1-r3
Repositories: gentoo Peter-s-Repo
ACCEPT_LICENSE="* -@EULA PUEL dlj-1.1 skype-eula AdobeFlash-10.1 AdobeFlash-10.3 Oracle-BCLA-JavaSE"
CFLAGS="-march=core2 -O2 -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/share/gnupg/qualified.txt"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/dconf /etc/env.d /etc/env.d/java/ /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/gentoo-release /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/splash /etc/terminfo /etc/texmf/language.dat.d /etc/texmf/language.def.d /etc/texmf/updmap.d /etc/texmf/web2c"
CXXFLAGS="-march=core2 -O2 -pipe"
EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS="-j3 --load-average=4"
FCFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
FEATURES="assume-digests binpkg-logs config-protect-if-modified distlocks ebuild-locks fixlafiles news noinfo parallel-fetch parse-eapi-ebuild-head sandbox sfperms strict unknown-features-warn unmerge-logs unmerge-orphans userfetch"
FFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed"
LINGUAS="en de pl es"
MAKEOPTS="-s -j2"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --human-readable --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
USE="X a52 aac acl acpi alsa amd64 amr bash-completion berkdb binfilter bzip2 cairo cddb cdr cli consolekit cracklib crypt css cups cxx dbus dell device-mapper dga dirac directfb dri dvd dvdr dvi dvipdfm encode exif extras fat fbcondecor fbsplash ffmpeg firefox flac fontconfig fortran fts3 g3dvl gd gdbm gdu gif gimp gimpprint gnome gnuplot gnutls gpm gtk hddtemp iconv id3tag ipv6 jfs jpeg jpeg2k laptop latex3 lcdfilter lcms libedit libnotify loop-aes mad mmx modules mozbranding mp3 mpeg mplayer mudflap multilib ncurses network nls nptl nsplugin ntfs nvidia ogg onlyalpine opengl openmp pam passfile pcre pdf png pni policykit ppds pppd readline sasl schroedinger sdl secure-delete session smp spell sqlite sqlite3 sse sse2 sse3 sse4 sse4_1 ssl ssse3 svg system-sqlite tcpd theora threads thunar tiff tk truetype unicode usb v4l v4l2 vaapi vdpau vim-pager vim-syntax vim-with-x vorbis vpx wifi x264 xorg xulrunner xv xvid zlib" ALSA_CARDS="ali5451 als4000 atiixp atiixp-modem bt87x ca0106 cmipci emu10k1x ens1370 ens1371 es1938 es1968 fm801 hda-intel intel8x0 intel8x0m maestro3 trident usb-audio via82xx via82xx-modem ymfpci" ALSA_PCM_PLUGINS="adpcm alaw asym copy dmix dshare dsnoop empty extplug file hooks iec958 ioplug ladspa lfloat linear meter mmap_emul mulaw multi null plug rate route share shm softvol" APACHE2_MODULES="actions alias auth_basic authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache cgi cgid dav dav_fs dav_lock deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers include info log_config logio mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id userdir usertrack vhost_alias" CALLIGRA_FEATURES="kexi words flow plan sheets stage tables krita karbon braindump" CAMERAS="ptp2" COLLECTD_PLUGINS="df interface irq load memory rrdtool swap syslog" ELIBC="glibc" GPSD_PROTOCOLS="ashtech aivdm earthmate evermore fv18 garmin garmintxt gpsclock itrax mtk3301 nmea ntrip navcom oceanserver oldstyle oncore rtcm104v2 rtcm104v3 sirf superstar2 timing tsip tripmate tnt ubx" INPUT_DEVICES="keyboard mouse synaptics evdev" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" LIBREOFFICE_EXTENSIONS="presenter-console presenter-minimizer" LINGUAS="en de pl es" PHP_TARGETS="php5-3" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_2 python2_7" RUBY_TARGETS="ruby18 ruby19" SANE_BACKENDS="epjitsu epson epson2" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="nv nvidia vesa" XFCE_PLUGINS="menu trash logout clock brightness" XTABLES_ADDONS="quota2 psd pknock lscan length2 ipv4options ipset ipp2p iface geoip fuzzy condition tee tarpit sysrq steal rawnat logmark ipmark dhcpmac delude chaos account"
Comment 1 Alexandre Rostovtsev (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-07-18 18:25:44 UTC
I believe that the gentoo gnome team does not have the expertise to debug and fix this issue. I suggest that you report the problem directly to evolution developers ( and add to the bug's CC list so that we can keep track of it.

Do note, however, that the upstream developers will likely ask you to test whether the bug still exists in evolution-3, which will entail updating your system to gnome-3.
Comment 2 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2012-07-21 12:09:44 UTC
This will need to be checked with evolution-3 as upstream doesn't support 2.32 at all and, then, I doubt there will be ever fixed for it :|

Could any gnome team member check if he is able to reproduce with evo-3?
Comment 3 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2013-07-27 11:10:18 UTC
3.8 looks to work fine