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Old 05-06-2010, 09:34 AM
Martin Steigerwald
 
Default akonadi first time start bugs with KDE 4.4.3

Hi!

JFYI as this might (partly) be packaging related.

I found the following bugs with Akonadi since I upgraded to KDE 4.4.3
happening often, possibly always when I start Kontact for the first time
after starting a KDE session. On further starts of Kontact it works as
expected:

Bug 236535 - sometimes can't open and log timezone and privilege tables
https://bugs.kde.org/236535

Bug 236538 - often does not find resource agents on first start of Kontact
https://bugs.kde.org/236538

Bug 236539 - dbus session bus not available on first start of Kontact -
race condition?
https://bugs.kde.org/236539

Expected results:

Akonadi just works all the time and doesn't confuse the casual user with
lots of cryptic error messages . At least I wouldn't want to explain my
father why Akonadi doesn't work correctly this time. Especially when I do
not get either.

Possibly some of these where here with earlier KDE 4.4 versions, but at
least now it shows up often, if not everytime on first start of contact.

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Old 05-06-2010, 09:44 AM
Frederik Schwarzer
 
Default akonadi first time start bugs with KDE 4.4.3

[Martin Steigerwald - Donnerstag 06 Mai 2010 11:34:57]
>
> Hi!
>
> JFYI as this might (partly) be packaging related.
>
> I found the following bugs with Akonadi since I upgraded to KDE 4.4.3
> happening often, possibly always when I start Kontact for the first time
> after starting a KDE session. On further starts of Kontact it works as
> expected:

Umm, that's interesting. I had this since KDE 4.4.0 (self-compiled) and
it vanished when switching from the 4.4.2 debs to the 4.4.3 ones.
So I thought it was just fixed for 4.4.3. Now I wonder what I did to
make it work.

Regards


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Old 05-06-2010, 09:57 AM
Diederik de Haas
 
Default akonadi first time start bugs with KDE 4.4.3

On 2010-05-06 Martin Steigerwald wrote:
> Bug 236538 - often does not find resource agents on first start of Kontact
> https://bugs.kde.org/236538
>
> Bug 236539 - dbus session bus not available on first start of Kontact -
> race condition?
> https://bugs.kde.org/236539

I can confirm both of these bugs.
Possible 'workaround' can be found at: http://userbase.kde.org/Akonadi_4.4/Troubleshooting

ie wrt 236538: close Kontact. Start KAddressBook standalone. Quit KAddressBook. Start Kontact.


Diederik


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Old 05-06-2010, 10:07 AM
Martin Steigerwald
 
Default akonadi first time start bugs with KDE 4.4.3

Am Donnerstag 06 Mai 2010 schrieb Frederik Schwarzer:
> [Martin Steigerwald - Donnerstag 06 Mai 2010 11:34:57]
>
> > Hi!
> >
> > JFYI as this might (partly) be packaging related.
> >
> > I found the following bugs with Akonadi since I upgraded to KDE 4.4.3
> > happening often, possibly always when I start Kontact for the first
> > time after starting a KDE session. On further starts of Kontact it
> > works as
>
> > expected:
> Umm, that's interesting. I had this since KDE 4.4.0 (self-compiled) and
> it vanished when switching from the 4.4.2 debs to the 4.4.3 ones.
> So I thought it was just fixed for 4.4.3. Now I wonder what I did to
> make it work.

Well: Thats what I mean. Do you *understand* whats going on there?

I am a Linux trainer, consultant and administrator since >5 years and
still don't get *why* this happen and *what* it triggers. I might get it
when I study MySQL, DBUS, Resource Agents, Nepomuk, *whatever* else it
uses - but I am and I want to be *just a user* of this stuff.

So I think this is for upstream to solve - and if it ain't work reliably
in KDE 4.4 I think it has to be fixed within KDE 4.4 series. Akonadi might
use MySQL or not, but it if uses it, KAddressBook should still just work
*predictably*.

Thus I suggest reporting anything like that upstream - especially to you,
Boyd - complaining here probably just won't help. And if upstream does not
get bug reports they probably don't even know that something is broken on
probably only *some* systems.

Some issues might be packaging related, but then I hope to get hints back
from upstream developers so that I can file debian bug reports with proper
suggestions. Until then I think I default to reporting upstream, unless
someone convinces me to do elsewise.

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Old 05-06-2010, 10:14 AM
Martin Steigerwald
 
Default akonadi first time start bugs with KDE 4.4.3

Am Donnerstag 06 Mai 2010 schrieb Diederik de Haas:
> On 2010-05-06 Martin Steigerwald wrote:
> > Bug 236538 - often does not find resource agents on first start of
> > Kontact https://bugs.kde.org/236538
> >
> > Bug 236539 - dbus session bus not available on first start of
> > Kontact - race condition?
> > https://bugs.kde.org/236539
>
> I can confirm both of these bugs.
> Possible 'workaround' can be found at:
> http://userbase.kde.org/Akonadi_4.4/Troubleshooting
>
> ie wrt 236538: close Kontact. Start KAddressBook standalone. Quit
> KAddressBook. Start Kontact.

Where? I just found a work-around for the MySQL issue under "Table 'mysql.
servers' doesn't exist" that I do not believe to really fix the bug. I
believe that /etc/akonadi/mysql-global.conf should just work. This might
be one of the packaging related issues, but I'd like to have upstream
feedback on that one as well.

My current work-around is just to close Kontact completely again and start
it another time. This will work for now.

Apart from that I am not interested in work-arounds. I am interested in
*fixes*.

Oh well and then there is:

---------------------------------------------------------------------
Environment Setup
The Akonadi server searches for Akonadi agents and resources in the paths
defined in the XDG_DATA_DIRS environment variable. If Akonadi complains
about not finding agents or resources, check if this variable is set
correctly. Also keep in mind that even if set in a current console
session, it might not have been set when starting the server. Starting the
server manually in the current console session excludes this cause.
---------------------------------------------------------------------

But why should I set it when it works automatically out of the box on
second start of Kontact?

I am hesitant to *fix* things by work-arounds that customize my Akonadi
installation and possible create problems on upgrades. I expect Akonadi to
just work *out of the box* and rather help with getting it into this
shape, by reporting each and any bug I find. Thats as much I can do as long
as I do not want to dig into Akonadi as a developer.

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Old 05-06-2010, 10:30 AM
Diederik de Haas
 
Default akonadi first time start bugs with KDE 4.4.3

On 2010-05-06 Martin Steigerwald wrote:
> > Possible 'workaround' can be found at:
> > http://userbase.kde.org/Akonadi_4.4/Troubleshooting
> >
> > ie wrt 236538: close Kontact. Start KAddressBook standalone. Quit
> > KAddressBook. Start Kontact.
>
> Where?

3.8 I can't see any details in my Address Book

At the moment, the cause of this is not identified, but the cure is simple. Close Kontact, and start
KAddressBook as a stand-alone application. After you close it you will be able to use it within
Kontact. It seems that something is not being triggered when Kontact launches, and I expect this to
be identified and fixed soon. This seems to mainly affect version 4.4.0.

> My current work-around is just to close Kontact completely again and start
> it another time. This will work for now.
>
> Apart from that I am not interested in work-arounds. I am interested in
> *fixes*.

I'm interesting in fixes as well and not (so much) in workarounds.
But a workaround _could_ help in fixing the bug, although I'm not too sure in this case, since I got
the workaround from userbase.kde.org.

btw, I'm just confirming your findings, no need to bite my head off.

Diederik


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Old 05-06-2010, 10:39 AM
Dominik Schulz
 
Default akonadi first time start bugs with KDE 4.4.3

Am Donnerstag, 6. Mai 2010, 12:14:41 schrieb Martin Steigerwald:
> My current work-around is just to close Kontact completely again and start
> it another time. This will work for now.

The same here. The same problems, the same "work-around" and the same "I don't
wan't workarounds but bug fixes".

Hopefully this'll get fixed soon.

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Old 05-06-2010, 10:43 AM
Martin Steigerwald
 
Default akonadi first time start bugs with KDE 4.4.3

Am Donnerstag 06 Mai 2010 schrieb Diederik de Haas:
> On 2010-05-06 Martin Steigerwald wrote:
> > > Possible 'workaround' can be found at:
> > > http://userbase.kde.org/Akonadi_4.4/Troubleshooting
> > >
> > > ie wrt 236538: close Kontact. Start KAddressBook standalone. Quit
> > > KAddressBook. Start Kontact.
> >
> > Where?
>
> 3.8 I can't see any details in my Address Book
>
> At the moment, the cause of this is not identified, but the cure is
> simple. Close Kontact, and start KAddressBook as a stand-alone
> application. After you close it you will be able to use it within
> Kontact. It seems that something is not being triggered when Kontact
> launches, and I expect this to be identified and fixed soon. This
> seems to mainly affect version 4.4.0.

Thanks. I overlooked this. For me its enough to just stop Kontact and
start it another time.

> > My current work-around is just to close Kontact completely again and
> > start it another time. This will work for now.
> >
> > Apart from that I am not interested in work-arounds. I am interested
> > in *fixes*.
>
> I'm interesting in fixes as well and not (so much) in workarounds.
> But a workaround _could_ help in fixing the bug, although I'm not too
> sure in this case, since I got the workaround from userbase.kde.org.
>
> btw, I'm just confirming your findings, no need to bite my head off.

Hey, I did not meant to bite your head off. I eat mostly vegan, but at
least vegetarian.

Thanks for your help!

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Old 06-07-2010, 12:07 PM
Martin Steigerwald
 
Default akonadi first time start bugs with KDE 4.4.3

Am Donnerstag 06 Mai 2010 schrieb Dominik Schulz:
> Am Donnerstag, 6. Mai 2010, 12:14:41 schrieb Martin Steigerwald:
> > My current work-around is just to close Kontact completely again and
> > start it another time. This will work for now.
>
> The same here. The same problems, the same "work-around" and the same
> "I don't wan't workarounds but bug fixes".
>
> Hopefully this'll get fixed soon.

Kevin Krammer fixed it. Thanks a lot!

See: http://bugs.debian.org/583566

For users with a 32-Bit Intel I uploaded Kevin's adapted package to

http://martin-steigerwald.de/tmp/debian-bug-583566/libakonadi-
kde4_4.4.4-1_i386.deb

temporalily.

Please test.

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