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Bug#365067: marked as done (kdebase-kio-plugins: sftp kioslave intermittently doesn't close ssh connection, causing failure to save ical calendar)

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and subject line Closing bug 365067
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Package: kdebase-kio-plugins
Version: 4:3.5.2-1
Severity: important

In Korganizer, I've specified an resource for loading and saving
the ical file using an sftp kioslave.  This is a killer feature!!  
That is to say, I save the ical file to an ssh server of mine.  

You can see a screenshot of my "Resource Configuration"
settings to do this at the bottom of this webpage:

This way, I can access the
same calendar at home and at work.  It properly saves the ical file
about half of the time.  Upon failure, I get a dialog titled "Error -
Kontact", and the error message on it is "Error while saving sftp
kio-slave iCal on server."  When I log into the ssh server to see what
went wrong, I can see that there is still an ssh connection open for the
user I've set up for this sole purpose (with the command "ps ax|grep
ssh).  If I manually kill that lingering ssh login process, then the ical will save
properly again.  And after every sucessful saving of the ical, there is no such
lingering ssh connection on the ssh server as shown with the command 
"ps ax|grep ssh".

Since it saves about half of the time, I don't think it's the fault of
the ssh server.  Since Korganizer attempts an sftp save every time, I
don't think it's the fault of Korganizer.  I think it's the
fault of the sftp kioslave, that is the thing that seems to have the
intermittent behaviour.

For example, upon starting Korganizer, if I create several new TODO's 
in the To-do list, the first few changes I make (and I've specified 
to Automatically save on every change)
will succeed in saving properly to the ssh server, but then they start
failing with the error dialog above.  They get "clogged", and the only 
way to "unclog" them again is
to kill the lingering ssh process for the ical-related user on the ssh 
server.  And I'm not doing the saves very rapidly either, ie. starting a
new save before the previous one has had a chance to finish (which
ideally shouldn't cause a problem anyway).

If I leave Korganizer open and go to work, when I come home, there can
be dozens of these error dialogs that have "piled up" once a "clog" has

I think there needs to be more careful checking that an ssh connection has
properly closed!

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=en_CA, LC_CTYPE=en_CA (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages kdebase-kio-plugins depends on:
ii  kdelibs4c2a             4:3.5.2-2+b1     core libraries for all KDE applica
ii  libc6                   2.3.6-7          GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libdbus-1-2             0.61-5           simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-qt-1-1c2        0.61-5           simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libgcc1                 1:4.1.0-1+b1     GCC support library
ii  libhal-storage1         0.5.7-1          Hardware Abstraction Layer - share
ii  libhal1                 0.5.7-1          Hardware Abstraction Layer - share
ii  libldap2                2.1.30-13        OpenLDAP libraries
ii  libopenexr2c2a          1.2.2-4.2        runtime files for the OpenEXR imag
ii  libqt3-mt               3:3.3.6-1        Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libsasl2                2.1.19.dfsg1-0.1 Authentication abstraction library
ii  libsasl2-modules        2.1.19.dfsg1-0.1 Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libsmbclient            3.0.22-1         shared library that allows applica
ii  libstdc++6              4.1.0-1+b1       The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libxcursor1             1.1.3-1          X cursor management library
ii  zlib1g                  1:1.2.3-11       compression library - runtime

Versions of packages kdebase-kio-plugins recommends:
pn  hal                           <none>     (no description available)
ii  kamera                        4:3.5.2-1  digital camera io_slave for Konque
ii  kdemultimedia-kio-plugins     4:3.5.1-1  enables the browsing of audio CDs 
ii  kdesktop                      4:3.5.2-1  miscellaneous binaries and files f
ii  pmount                        0.9.9-2    mount removable devices as normal 

-- no debconf information

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Submitter was asked to provide more information about this bug
( http://bugs.debian.org/365067 ) four weeks ago.

Since more info was not provided, we are closing the bug.
Feel free to reopen this bug if you are still experiencing this issue
and you have extra information on how reproduce the issue.

Ana Guerrero,
  on behalf of the Debian Qt/KDE team

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