Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Akonadi losing mail
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 22:32:05
Message-Id: 1349532.RzjzeaNJ9d@nazgul
1 Now I can't even reply to the several excellent answers already
2 received - I just watched kmail2 delete my entire gentoo-user folder.
4 A thorough search of my home dir fails to reveal where mails are
5 hiding. I created a new Maildir (the real one, not that stupid mixed
6 KDE thing) in .kde4/share/apps/kmail/maildir and copied a bunch of
7 stuff there. It got moved per the kmail2 interface - the originals and
8 folders were no longer in the original place, they could be viewed in
9 the new maildir resource.
11 But they could not be found on disk. And then, as I watched, the
12 entire folder tree was removed from the sidebar one folder at a time
13 leaving only the top-most folder. There is nothing on disk.
15 It gets worse. I have a folder for work stuff, counting the total
16 column for each folder shows there are 6562 mails. find and wc on disk
17 returns 4049. So there are 2513 files not on disk that should be.
19 I have no idea where they could be.
20 They are not in .local/share/
21 They are not in .kde4/share/apps/kmail/
22 I do not find cache copies in /tmp or /var/tmp
23 I conclude that there must be copies in the mysql that akonadi uses (I
24 thought that was only for email metadata....)
25 But they have to be somewhere as kmail2 is showing them.
27 I also discovered that kmail2 doesn't do changing of IMAP folders at
28 all, it seems to be strictly read-only. I can create folders in that
29 area to my heary's content, nothing shows on disk. Kmail2 doesn't seem
30 to support server-side at all. I can create folders in claws easily
31 enough and they show up, but not the other way round. It doesn't seem
32 to be a delayed update either - 12 hours later is a bit too long for
33 that.
35 Will I log a KDE bug against this? I doubt it. I want nothing more to
36 do with kdepim and dealing with those devs is pain I do not want. I'm
37 subscribed to the kdepim user list and the devs often chip in there.
38 Believe me, the ones answering there are quite confused in general and
39 several sandwiches short of a full picnic.
42 --
43 alan dot mckinnon at gmail dot com


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Re: [gentoo-user] Akonadi losing mail Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Akonadi losing mail Volker Armin Hemmann <volkerarmin@××××××××××.com>