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Evolution importing old mail in Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10 hangs

author Posted by: Tim on date Oct 31st, 2008 | filed Filed under: linux

Ofcourse yesterday when the new Ubuntu 8.10 came out I couldn't wait to install the new version. I came across a big problem though that evolution was hanging on importing/migrating my old mail. I tried to copy my old .evolution folder and even importing a backup I made.

Evolution segfaulted with the following line in messages

[   56.897763] evolution[6320]: segfault at 0 ip b6a45d07 sp bff95824 error 4 in[b69e9000+b5000]

It turns out that importing fails on the ev-summary files in ~/.evolution/

The solution is deleting those ev-summary files. They will be regenerated by evolution. Because I have dozens of folders in my evolution I used the following line:

find ~/.evolution -name *ev-summary -print0 | xargs -0 rm

after that  evolution works just fine.

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tag3 Responses to “Evolution importing old mail in Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10 hangs”

  1. Bryan Stevenson Said,

    Lifesaver!! Thanks a bunch….worked like a charm.

    How the hell did that one get missed in testing….sheesh 😉

  2. Andrej Prsa Said,

    Thanks a lot — worked like a charm! :)

  3. Alan Spiteri Said,

    Really helpful!

    Well found and thanks for sharing

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