Cannot create a WebDAV address book

Bug #726376 reported by Jeremy Malcolm on 2011-02-28
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: evolution

I have tried to add a WebDAV address book. The URL I specify is that of a WebDAV directory that is either empty, or else contains one or more vcard files - it makes no difference. In either case I get a message "Loading Addressbook summary" in the status bar, but no progress. If I try to add a new address to the new address book, I get "Error adding contact - Other error". There are no funny characters in my URL or username. When I check the logs of the WebDAV server, there is never any attempt to access them. The same WebDAV server is accessible through Nautilus. I do not have a proxy set.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: evolution 2.30.3-1ubuntu7.3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-25.44-generic 2.6.35.10
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-25-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Feb 28 15:10:01 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_AU:en_GB:en
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_AU.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: evolution

Jeremy Malcolm (terminus) wrote :

Can you please go back to the settings for your address book and verify that if you need a port number set to reach the webdav addressbook, it indeed shows in the settings for that address book?

If it doesn't, then this is likely to be a consequence of https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=633332 , for which the fix may need to be backported.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

On Tue, 2011-03-01 at 21:39 +0000, Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre wrote:
> Can you please go back to the settings for your address book and verify
> that if you need a port number set to reach the webdav addressbook, it
> indeed shows in the settings for that address book?

No port number is needed as it uses the default port 80 (non-SSL).

> If it doesn't, then this is likely to be a consequence of
> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=633332 , for which the fix
> may need to be backported.

But note that one of the responses to that bug report says "However, I
still can't get the webdav addressbook working. Evolution just appears
to wait to speak to the server, but doesn't actually make contact, as
evidenced from the server logs." This is my experience too.

--
Jeremy Malcolm PhD LLB (Hons) B Com
Internet and Open Source lawyer, consumer advocate, geek
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Marcus Ilgner (milgner) wrote :

I'm having the same problem. The server's port is the default, non-SSL HTTP and the logs show that there's no request ever made from the client while other clients work without problems.
Also I have used this server from another host and probably older version of Evolution in the past successfully.

Thijs Thiessens (t-thiessens) wrote :

I've experienced the same! Standard webdav configuration. In nautilus it's working fine. Also with cadaver but not with evolution.

Martin Ueding (martin-ueding) wrote :

I use a PHP Script to generate a huge VCard out of my database. When I supplied Evolution with that, it asked me for the username and password, and then just displayed “Loading Addressbook summary... ...”.

Jörg Frings-Fürst (jff-de) wrote :

since 2011-03-01 Incomplete
change status to invalid

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
Jörg Frings-Fürst (jff-de) wrote :

change status to Fix released (see gnome-bugs)

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