Continued Aggravation with Evolution and Gnome 2

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Fri Jun 13 22:07:14 PDT 2003

On Fri, 2003-06-13 at 20:48, Scott Reese wrote:
> [please cc: me in any replies as I am not currently subbed to this 
> list.  Thank you.]
> I've been attempting to use Evolution for a couple of weeks now with 
> no success.  Even though the cvs log on says a fix was 
> committed to take care of my problem (or so I thought), a new build of 
> Evolution (as of last night) still has read-only mailboxes.  I'm now 
> up to version 1.4.0.

You should be at version 1.4.0_1.  If you cvsup in a bit you will have
the read-only mailbox and desktop file fixes.  I have received multiple
independent confirmations that the read-only desktop problem has been


> In order to attempt to get a fresh start with Evolution, I wiped out 
> ~/evolution and then deleted the Evolution entries in 
> ~/.gnome2_private and ~/.gconf/apps/evolution.  However, I still see 
> the following error whether I'm trying to check my mail or just read 
> the introductory message that is already in the Inbox:
> Error while 'Retrieving message 3549':
> Cannot create folder lock on //home/scott/evolution/local/Inbox/mbox: 
> Permission denied
> I asked about this a week or two ago and received no response.  Am I 
> asking in the wrong place or is this a known problem that will soon be 
> fixed?  Or should I just manually go through and set permissions on 
> everything myself (something I'd rather not do as I'm not sure what 
> the permissions are supposed to be and what other file permissions 
> might be messed up)?  I'm running 5.1-RELEASE and using Gnome 2.
> Thanks,
> Scott
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