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Bug 236663 - evolution-exchange-storage coredumps when attempting to edit recipient
Summary: evolution-exchange-storage coredumps when attempting to edit recipient
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution-connector
Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthew Barnes
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC7Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-17 01:33 UTC by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-10-03 13:07:46 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
bug buddy report (deleted)
2007-04-17 01:33 UTC, Jonathan Kamens
no flags Details
bug report generated by bugbuddy (deleted)
2007-06-28 15:23 UTC, William Lovaton
no flags Details
Error handling patch (deleted)
2007-10-03 12:33 UTC, Matthew Barnes
no flags Details | Diff

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
GNOME Bugzilla 354442 None None None Never
GNOME Bugzilla 464639 None None None Never

Description Jonathan Kamens 2007-04-17 01:33:28 UTC
I have evolution-connector-2.10.0-1.fc7.

I have evolution configured to use two accounts, one Exchange and one IMAP.

I was composing a message from my IMAP account, entered and autocompleted a
recipient from my personal address book, and then right clicked on that
recipient and selected Edit.  Evolution-exchange-storage coredumped.  There is a
contact in my Exchange contacts with the same email address; I imagine this is
probably relevant.

See attached bug buddy report.

Comment 1 Jonathan Kamens 2007-04-17 01:33:28 UTC
Created attachment 152733 [details]
bug buddy report

Comment 2 William Lovaton 2007-06-28 15:03:29 UTC
I have the same problem.  I have an Exchange account and a POP account and
sometimes (it's not that hard to reproduce) evolution-exchange-storage crashes
while I'm trying to fill the fields "To:" or "Cc:" and there is data being
filtered on the fly.

I'm not really sure but I guess this only happens with the Exchange account
because it doesn't happen with POP (I don't use POP a lot though).

The annoying thing about this crash is that sometimes it happens while the the
dropdown list is open showing the possible matches and hence the mouse focus is
locked and there is no easy way to get it back.  I have to switch to a virtual
terminal using ctrl+atl+f1, log in and kill the evolution process.  This is not
really usable for an average user.

I haven't reported this upstream because this particular bug is affecting me
since Fedora Core 6 and no other distro (I have tested Ubuntu and Mandriva for a
while and they are not affected).  So this annoying bug seems specific to Fedora
and is an old one.

Fortunately, I decided to install debuginfo packages last night... and guess
what?? today in the morning I got a crash again trying to compose a mail.  The
debuginfo enabled packages are the following:


I'll attach the bug report generated by bugbuddy later on.


Comment 3 William Lovaton 2007-06-28 15:23:44 UTC
Created attachment 158132 [details]
bug report generated by bugbuddy

I hope this helps to solve the problem.  If you need another debuginfo package
installed, please let me know.

Comment 4 Matthew Barnes 2007-08-09 19:53:07 UTC
The stacktraces show two different crash points.

The first is from passing a NULL pointer to strlen() from within some GIOChannel
function.  The rest of the stacktrace is Bonobo vomit.

The second stacktrace shows an invocation of a NULL function pointer in
ldap_op_finished().  I think I've seen this one before and may have even fixed
it somewhere.

Thanks for the stacktraces; this helps a lot.

Comment 5 Matthew Barnes 2007-10-03 12:33:37 UTC
Created attachment 214571 [details]
Error handling patch

For Jonathan's stacktrace, it looks like something caused a
GNOME_Evolution_Addressbook_OtherError while fetching a contact, which then
caused Evolution-Data-Server's "error handling" to fall over and crash.

This patch should fix the error handling part by making sure we don't pass a
NULL string through Bonobo.  More information is required to determine what
caused the original error in the first place.

Comment 6 Matthew Barnes 2007-10-03 12:45:59 UTC
William's stacktrace looks very similar to

These are two different bugs.

Comment 7 Matthew Barnes 2007-10-03 13:07:46 UTC
There's an upstream bug that addresses the root cause of Jonathan's crash [1]. 
Both upstream bugs are marked FIXED so I'm closing this as well.


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