[Kolab-devel] Strange mails in Calendar after Palm sync problems (proko35)

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Thu Jun 12 11:31:02 CEST 2008

Am Donnerstag, 22. Mai 2008 16:33:27 schrieb ITSEF Admin:
> I thought as this is about proko35, I'll post it on kolab-devel rather than
> kolab-user...

Note, proko35 is a contract (a project which will soon end),
the resulting stable branch of Kontact is called "enterprise35". 

> I just upgraded from the proko2.1.11 client on SuSE 10.0 to proko35 788244
> on Kubuntu 8.04.

this is the enterprise35.20080321.788244 one then.
We do fixed quite a few issues after this (and meanwhile.)

> There were several glitches during the upgrade[0], one of 
> which made me rebuild the complete Calendar folder ("Troubleshoot IMAP
> Cache -> Rebuild Cache"). After that, I tried synching with my Palm PDA.

Which application did you use for the sync precisely?

> This resulted in loads of questions where to put certain events (I'm using
> three calendars in parallel - two accounts and one shared folder) and a
> whole bunch of duplicated or triplicated events.

I take it that there were already events on the palm.
Did you do a full sync?
You might be able to avoid the questions when temorarily disable
two of the folders before syncing.

> I ended up manually deleting all dupes (leading to several crashes, as
> listed in issue2718). After that, all seemed to work again, however, I
> noticed that the Calendar folder contained a *lot* more messages than
> before (almost three times as many). As I couldn't find any more duplicate
> events, I had a look at the IMAP folder itself on the server. To my
> surprise, I found that approx. 2/3 of all mails in that folder contained
> only one single line:
> X-UID: 0
> Now, I can probably delete all those, however, before I do so I wanted to
> ask if anybody here has an idea what could be going on - or whether you
> would like some additional information.

It would be cool to have testcases for the various problems.
Currently palm sync is not high on our list, so we appreciate any testing 
efforts and other help.

> [0] the most annoying being that the Calendar did no longer show *any*
> events, despite them clearly being present in the Calendar folder.
> Restarting did not help, neither did rebuilding the cache. Removinf kmailrc
> and configuring Kontact from scratch did not help, either. I had to remove
> korganizerrc and reconfigure to get my events back in the end...
> Unfortnately, I accidentally deleted the converted korganizerrc (i.e. from
> after starting proko35 for the first time), however, I still have the
> original korganizerrc from proko2.1.11 if anybody is interested.

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