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Old 06-06-2005, 01:44 PM   #1
JimBass
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evolution crashes every time I start it


Hello all. I am having a huge problem with my evolution email program. It was working fine, then I did a search, and when I clicked on one of the search results, evolution crashed. Now whenever I restart it, it immediately crashes. I started evolution from the CLI, and this is the output:
Code:
[jim@workbox ~]$ evolution &
[1] 4763
[jim@workbox ~]$
(evolution:4763): camel-WARNING **: Invalid root: '/home/jim/.evolution/mail/local/Outbox.ibex.index'

(evolution:4763): camel-WARNING **: version: TEXT.000 (TEXT.000)

(evolution:4763): camel-WARNING **: block size: 1024 (1024) OK

(evolution:4763): camel-WARNING **: free: 0 (0 add size < 1024) OK

(evolution:4763): camel-WARNING **: last: 6144 (6144 and size: 1024) BAD

(evolution:4763): camel-WARNING **: flags: unSYNC

[1]+  Exit 1                  evolution
[jim@workbox ~]$ evolution

(evolution:4770): camel-WARNING **: Invalid root: '/home/jim/.evolution/mail/local/Outbox.ibex.index'

(evolution:4770): camel-WARNING **: version: TEXT.000 (TEXT.000)

(evolution:4770): camel-WARNING **: block size: 1024 (1024) OK

(evolution:4770): camel-WARNING **: free: 0 (0 add size < 1024) OK

(evolution:4770): camel-WARNING **: last: 6144 (6144 and size: 1024) BAD

(evolution:4770): camel-WARNING **: flags: unSYNC
I have found this similiar info on the site here, but no solution to it. I tried the M$ solution of a reboot, but that had no effect. Is there a file that I can edit or remove to get this to work?

I also checked dmesg after the reboot and trying to start evolution, and it has no messages in it, it is all the messages during the boot process.

Thanks,
JimBass
 
Old 06-06-2005, 03:22 PM   #2
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Hi!

Not quite a solution, more like a work around/test. Try:

Code:
mv ~/.evolution/mail/local/Outbox.ibex.index ~/.evolution/mail/local/Outbox.ibex.index_old
And try to start Evolution to see if that works. You could move the entire evolution folder with:

Code:
mv ~/.evolution/ ~/.evolution_old
That would basically give you a new fresh Evolution, losing all your settings and accounts (backup is on .evolution_old, however). It seems like you came across a bug, that's why it's crashing, unfortunately.

Good luck!
 
Old 06-06-2005, 03:49 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I had already tried what you suggested, simply moving the Outbox.ibex.index to Outbox.ibex.index~, but that didn't work. Unfortunately, the only result of the move was that a new foler appeared with the name of the moved Outbox.ibex.index~, then crashes. I hope I don't have to rebuild from a blank state, I have like 25 accounts, and even though I have/know the data, it takes hours to get everything running.

Does anyone know where that root is specified at? If I move it to the different root of ~/.evolution/mail/local/Inbox.ibex.index , maybe it won't crash?

I'll try using grep and see if I can hunt down that string in a conf file and change it.

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 10-05-2005, 03:15 PM   #4
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I'm having a similar problem with Evolution. Everytime I start the client, I get near identical error output. I've reinstalled Evolution using Synaptic and the problem still exists.
 
Old 07-22-2008, 10:53 PM   #5
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Recovery of Evolution

Some loss may take place in recovery

In your home directory
mv .evolution evolutionBak

restart evolution and it will rebuild the .evolution directory

In
evolutionBak/mail/local/
there are files such as Inbox and the names of various folders

cp evolutionBak/mail/local/Inbox* .evolution/mail/local/
do this for each folder you want restored but avoid Outbox

Then restart evolution
 
  


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