Paul Smith wrote:
%% "Roberto C. Sanchez" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: >> NOTE! There have been some serious bugs in different parts of Evo and >> Connector in the 2.x series. Exactly which versions of the evolution, >> evolution-exchange, and evolution-data-server packages do you have >> installed? rcs> Whatever the latest is from experimental. I have also installed rcs> from the Novell sources. Sorry, but I don't use or know what is in experimental, nor what you might have installed from Novell. No offense, but if you want folks to help you need to expend a little effort on your side as well. It's trivial for you to find out what versions of Debian packages you have installed; try something like "dpkg -l 'evolution*'" for example. Or, if you like GUIs, look in Synaptic.
OK. Well, I have already tried the versions in Sarge and Sid. They also don't work. Package evolution-exchange * testing (gnome): Exchange plugin for the Evolution groupware suite 2.0.3-1: alpha arm i386 ia64 m68k mips mipsel powerpc s390 sparc * unstable (gnome): Exchange plugin for the Evolution groupware suite 2.0.3-1: alpha arm i386 ia64 m68k mips mipsel powerpc s390 sparc * experimental (gnome): Exchange plugin for the Evolution groupware suite 2.1.0-1: i386 I've tried all of those, along with their associated dependencies.
If you installed from Novell and overwrote the Debian package installation, well, I don't know. In general, you definitely don't want to do that.
I've been using Debian for a few years now. I also authored a HOWTO on creating and managing a Debian package respository. I think I've got the hang of the packge thing :-)
>> Also, when you log in to your Exchange server do you need to >> provide a Windows domain, or can you provide just your username? rcs> With domain. OK. There was a bug in the early 2.0 Connectors that wouldn't work properly for logins that required a domain. However, it's definitely fixed in newer versions like 2.0.3, etc.
OK. I most recently tried about 1 week ago. The problem was still there for me.
I'm using evolution 2.0.3-1.2, evolution-data-server 1.0.3-2, and evolution-exchange 2.0.3-1 and I can log in just fine to my Exchange 2003 server. There is a known bug with calendaring in this version (fixed in evolution-data-server 1.0.4, so I'm told) which I have a patch for, but it only happens when you open your calendar and then only if you have a certain kind of meeting in it (not sure of the details). I have also seen hangs (probably data server crashes) when accepting some types of meeting updates. Not sure about these; I'm waiting for the 2.0.4 update and if they still happen I'll look at them.
I don't use the calendar part at all, only the email.
>> Finally, what kinds of problems are you having? rcs> The setup window for the exchange connector (or the main window rcs> for Evolution) blocks and completely hangs (though I think this rcs> is becuase the data-server is hanging up) when trying to rcs> authenticate. Also, the bug in earlier versions just gave you an error when you tried to log in, it didn't hang. It sounds to me like the data server is crashing, actually.
That may be the case. I get no error whatsoever. THe UI just stops responding and I get a zombie process for the data server.
There's a page on the Evolution site (http://www.gnome.org/projects/evolution) giving some good tips for debugging and getting more information:
Incidentally, that is the same page from which I downloaded the sources last week.
I thought it might be some brain dead configuration on the part of the IT people here. I haven't given it much thought, but I will look a bit harder now. Thanks. -Roberto -- Roberto C. Sanchez http://familiasanchez.net/~sanchezr
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