Random old notes have last modified date as "today" after Ubuntu One sync, spurious sync conflicts

Bug #784320 reported by Scott Ritchie on 2011-05-17
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
tomboy (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: tomboy

If I sync a completely new computer to my Tomboy notes, I find about 20-30 or so that have last modified date set to today. In truth I probably haven't edited them in over a year.

These same notes also seem to lead to sync conflicts when I try to use other computers and then come back.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: tomboy 1.6.0-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue May 17 16:03:24 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
SourcePackage: tomboy
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Scott Ritchie (scottritchie) wrote :
Robert Hooker (sarvatt) on 2011-07-01
Changed in tomboy (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Kamal Mostafa (kamalmostafa) wrote :

I experience this problem (random notes all suddenly bear a last update time of "now") even long after syncing "between" two machines. My scenario:

I normally use machine A exclusively, and create lots of tomboy notes using it. I do not enable "automatic sync".
When I'm about to go on a week long trip where I will take my machine B laptop, I manually sync my notes from machine A to Ubuntu One, then I manually sync on machine B to bring all my notes in (but I leave "automatic sync" disabled on B also).
While I'm on the trip (using machine B exclusively) I create more notes, and I sync to Ubuntu One once or twice per day to make sure my notes are getting archived.
I never see any errors or warnings from the sync, and it often works perfectly.
But after the sync, I sometimes I find that a random set of my very old notes all now show a "Last Changed" time of right now.
This happens to a random set of ten to twenty of my total 200 or so notes.
The notes that get get the problem don't seem to have anything in common -- they were all created months apart -- the affected notes do *not* all link to a note that has been updated -- some of the affected notes don't link to anything.

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