Evolution crashes with libecal timezone error

Bug #373865 reported by malcsmith on 2009-05-08
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
evolution-data-server (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evolution

After recent upgrade to 9.04, plus the updates to 08 may, evolutution has stopped working

Seems to associated with timezones.. running evolution in the console yields

malc@malc-laptop:/etc$ evolution
** (evolution:12278): DEBUG: mailto URL command: evolution %s
** (evolution:12278): DEBUG: mailto URL program: evolution
** (evolution:12278): DEBUG: EI: SHELL STARTUP
camel-imap-provider-Message: Unable to load summary: no such table: Drafts

(evolution:12278): camel-WARNING **: camel_exception_get_id called with NULL parameter.
camel-imap-provider-Message: Unable to load summary: no such table: Trash

libecal:ERROR:e-cal.c:4761:e_cal_get_timezone: assertion failed: (syszone)

Also occurs with syncevolution

19:46:49 GMT [DEBUG] using libedataserver-1.2.so.11
[DEBUG] using libebook-1.2.so.9
[DEBUG] using libecal-1.2.so.7
libecal:ERROR:e-cal.c:4761:e_cal_get_timezone: assertion failed: (syszone)

Timezone is set to

malc@malc-laptop:/etc$ cat /etc/timezone

Tried resetting timezone, and reinstalling timezone - no joy.

Evolution version (help about - 2.26.1)

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please try to obtain a backtrace following the instructions at http://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingProgramCrash and upload the backtrace (as an attachment) to the bug report. This will greatly help us in tracking down your problem.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Incomplete
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to New. Thanks again!.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Amy Farrell (amykfarrell) wrote :

I'm seeing the same error and am attaching a backtrace, per the instructions you cited.
I would suspect the problem stems from a calendar I imported or subscribed to, since I was doing quite a bit of testing of iCalendar files before I upgraded to 9.04.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
Amy Farrell (amykfarrell) wrote :

Actually, I just found this -- looks like the same issue:


Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

don't reopen closed bug if you think you have the same issue but open a new one

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
affects: evolution (Ubuntu) → evolution-data-server (Ubuntu)
Changed in evolution-data-server (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package evolution-data-server - 2.28.1-0ubuntu1

evolution-data-server (2.28.1-0ubuntu1) karmic; urgency=low

  * New upstream version:
    Bug Fixes:
    #270893 - Support client certificates for IMAP
    #593019 - Importing event with pseudo "Etc/UTC" timezone crashed
              (lp: #373865)
    #593023 - Deleting an imported recurrent event will remain
    #594502 - Some google calendar meetings don't show up
    #595082 - Contacts displayed twice in new email contact list (lp: #428917)
    #596157 - Use "Message-ID" instead of "Message-Id"

 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Mon, 19 Oct 2009 10:39:37 +0200

Changed in evolution-data-server (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in evolution-data-server:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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