evolution slow on 7.0

James jamesh at lanl.gov
Wed Nov 14 14:45:38 PST 2007

Hi folks,

first, I know the subject line is a goldmine for jokes, but I couldn't
think of a better way to phrase it.

Ever since I moved to FreeBSD 7.0, the evolution mail client has become
ridiculously slow for me. It takes two or three minutes to start up,
right clicking on a folder takes several minutes to display a context
menu etc

My install process was as follows:

1. backup my home directory from a FreeBSD 6.2 install
2. Format the hard drive
3. Install 7.0 beta 1.5
4. csup sources and install beta 2.0
5. pkg_add xorg, gnome etc -- evolution was slow as a dog from this
6. portsnap fetch extract
7. follow the instructions in UPDATING for updating gnome

I tried cd /usr/ports/mail/evolution && make deinstall && make
reinstall, to see if something had simply gone wrong during the build,
but nothing changed.

Any ideas?


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