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Bug#550174: marked as done (kmail: blocks at startup because 'Communication problem with "kmail" , it probably crashed.')

Your message dated Sat, 27 Feb 2010 17:58:21 +0100
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has caused the Debian Bug report #550174,
regarding kmail: blocks at startup because 'Communication problem with  "kmail" , it probably crashed.'
to be marked as done.

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Package: kmail
Version: 4:4.3.1-2
Severity: important


I'm having a small issue with kmail but it's getting annoying. 

I don't run KDE, I use gdm as a login manager, and an awesome session. When I log on, I start kmail, and it has started to fail systematically a few weeks ago. The following is displayed in the terminal:

alf@lacapelle:~$ kmail
kdeinit4: preparing to launch /usr/lib/libkdeinit4_klauncher.so
kdeinit4: preparing to launch /usr/lib/libkdeinit4_kded4.so
kdeinit4: preparing to launch /usr/lib/libkdeinit4_kbuildsycoca4.so
kbuildsycoca4 running...
kbuildsycoca4(18377) KBuildSycoca::checkDirTimestamps: timestamp changed: "/etc/xdg/menus/debian-menu.menu"
<unknown program name>(18365)/: Communication problem with  "kmail" , it probably crashed. 
Error message was:  "org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply" : " "Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken." " 

I have to relaunch kmail to get a window. On the second launch, I get the following messages:

alf@lacapelle:~$ kmail
alf@lacapelle:~$ kdeinit4: preparing to launch /usr/lib/kde4/kio_imap4.so
<unknown program name>(18502)/ kdemain: IMAP4::kdemain
kdeinit4: preparing to launch /usr/lib/kde4/kio_imap4.so
<unknown program name>(18503)/ kdemain: IMAP4::kdemain
kdeinit4: preparing to launch /usr/lib/kde4/kio_file.so
kdeinit4: preparing to launch /usr/bin/knotify4

A possible cause for this could be a timeout set to someting too small, which
could go unnoticed for people using KDE because they already have a number of
KDE-related processes running. Since I'm not using that environment, launching
these extra processes takes some extra time and causes the timeout to occur. 

I'll be happy to help reproduce and fix this. 

Thanks for your time. 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (70, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-686 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages kmail depends on:
ii  kdebase-runtime               4:4.3.1-1  runtime components from the offici
ii  kdelibs5                      4:4.3.1-1  core libraries for all KDE 4 appli
ii  kdepimlibs5                   4:4.3.1-1  core libraries for KDE PIM 4 appli
ii  libc6                         2.9-25     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgcc1                       1:4.4.1-4  GCC support library
ii  libkdepim4                    4:4.3.1-2  KDE PIM library
ii  libkleo4                      4:4.3.1-2  certificate based crypto library f
ii  libkontactinterfaces4         4:4.3.1-2  KDE Kontact interface library
ii  libkpgp4                      4:4.3.1-2  gpg based crypto library for KDE
ii  libksieve4                    4:4.3.1-2  KDE mail/news message filtering li
ii  libmimelib4                   4:4.3.1-2  KDE mime library
ii  libphonon4                    4:4.5.2-2  Qt 4 Phonon module
ii  libqt4-dbus                   4:4.5.2-2  Qt 4 D-Bus module
ii  libqt4-network                4:4.5.2-2  Qt 4 network module
ii  libqt4-qt3support             4:4.5.2-2  Qt 3 compatibility library for Qt 
ii  libqt4-xml                    4:4.5.2-2  Qt 4 XML module
ii  libqtcore4                    4:4.5.2-2  Qt 4 core module
ii  libqtgui4                     4:4.5.2-2  Qt 4 GUI module
ii  libstdc++6                    4.4.1-4    The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  perl                          5.10.0-25  Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  phonon                        4:4.5.2-2  Qt 4 Phonon module metapackage

Versions of packages kmail recommends:
ii  procmail                      3.22-17    Versatile e-mail processor

Versions of packages kmail suggests:
ii  bogofilter                    1.2.0-1    a fast Bayesian spam filter (dummy
pn  clamav | f-prot-installer     <none>     (no description available)
ii  gnupg                         1.4.10-2   GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
ii  gnupg-agent                   2.0.13-1   GNU privacy guard - password agent
ii  kaddressbook                  4:4.3.1-2  KDE address book
ii  kleopatra                     4:4.3.1-2  KDE Certificate Manager
ii  pinentry-gtk2 [pinentry-x11]  0.7.6-1+b1 GTK+-2-based PIN or pass-phrase en
ii  spamassassin                  3.2.5-5    Perl-based spam filter using text 
ii  spambayes                     1.0.4-5.1  Python-based spam filter using sta

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On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 03:47:43PM +0100, Alexandre Fayolle wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks for looking into this. 
> The situation seems to have improved recently, and I cannot reproduce the 
> issue either. Feel free to close the bug. 

Closing then.

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