evolution incomplete migration from mbox to maildir

Bug #874305 reported by sam tygier
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evolution (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

on the first launch of evolution after upgrading to ubuntu 11.10 a dialog informs the user that they need to migrate to mailboxes. after allowing this evolution though for a while, and then closed (not sure if it crashed, or decided that it was done).

this migration was incomplete. my old mailbox has 4294 messages, but the new one has only 401 (interestingly it claims to have more unread than total, 440).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: evolution 3.2.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Oct 14 15:54:40 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_GB:en
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: evolution
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-14 (0 days ago)

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sam tygier (samtygier) wrote :
Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (mathieu-tl)
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Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (cyphermox) wrote :

Sam,

What protocol is being used for this account? Is it POP, IMAP, or another (pure mbox, etc.)

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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sam tygier (samtygier) wrote :

it was a pop account.

Jeff Fortin Tam (kiddo)
Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
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Steffen Neumann (sneumann) wrote :

Hi,

I think the original poster also wanted to know how to re-start
the migration from mbox to maildir .

Yours,
Steffen

BTW, also have an incomplete migration here, and need to find out how to restart

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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blokkendoos (dooiegang) wrote :

Friend running Ubuntu 10.04 upgraded to 12.04 and came across same problem.

todaioan (alan-ar06)
Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Edward Donovan (edward.donovan) wrote :

I think user 'toda' has been making some changes that they may not understand. I don't know any reason to think this report should be marked Incomplete. I'm changing it back to Confirmed. Thanks.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (cyphermox) wrote :

@sam, are you still stuck with an incomplete import?

I'm not actually sure how restarting the migration would be done. There may be details about it in evolution --help; and I know there was a --disable-migration switch at some point. I think the best course of action might be, if there was a backup, to import it explicitly from evolution's Import option.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
assignee: Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (mathieu-tl) → nobody
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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sam tygier (samtygier) wrote :

I switched to thunderbird, so i'd be happy for this bug to be closed.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for evolution (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

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