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Re: Problems with contacts and calendar in Kontact, Wheezy



> On Tuesday, May 07, 2013 17:19:13 tf@timfolger.net wrote:

> > Hi,

> >

> > I just upgrarded from Squeeze to Wheezy a couple of nights ago, and most

> > things went pretty smoothly. Kontact was a different story. A total mess.

> > Kmail works fine, but the calendar and address book don't work as

> > expected.

> >

> > First problem: I can't edit contacts in the address book, or add new

> >

> > contacts. Whenever I try to edit a contact to add, say, a phone number or

> > street address, the information isn't saved.

> >

> > Second problem: calendar entries aren't saved from one session to the

> > next. If I enter an event on the calendar, it's not there next time I

> > restart kontact.

> >

> > Third problem, really more of an annoyance: Below each contact in the

> > address book there are two big QR codes. From what I've been able to find

> > out online, there is no way to turn this "feature" off in the version of

> > kontact that shipped with Wheezy. One suggested solution was to edit

> > ~/.kde/share/config/akonadi_contacts_resource_0rc to add the following

> > two lines:

> > [View]

> > QRCodes=false

> >

> > That didn't work. But I could live with the QR code if I could just get

> > basic functionality working in Kontact. I've wasted an entire day trying

> > to fix this. I've been using kontact for a few years, and kmail as a

> > stand-alone applicaiton before that, but now I'm strongly considering

> > switching to something a bit more user friendly. I don't see how

> > something this problematic could be included in debian stable.



On Tuesday 07 May 2013 11:04:02 PM you wrote:

> What version of korganizer are you using?


> $ dpkg --status korganizer


> The default version of korganizer in wheezy looks like it should be 4.4.11

> and I'd think should be pretty similar to the one in squeeze (4.4.7)


> If you tried installing the kde 4.10 build. Akonadi is sufficiently

> different I'm not sure there's a clean way to migrate, other than say

> export and reload.


> Diane


I'm using the default kontact and korganizer that came with Wheezy--4.4.11. My whole installation is just standard debian stable. I found this bug report from several months ago that seems relevant to my problem with calendar entries:




And I'm not the only one with the problem. Here's a post from forums.debian.net:




Regarding the old bug report, I noticed that there is a file called "freebusyurls" in $HOME/.kde/share/apps/korganizer. If I delete that file the calendar entry problem disappears; but the "freebusyurls" file is recreated when I restart kontact--at least I think that is what's happening.


I still have no idea why the address book isn't working.

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