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Old 02-12-2010, 07:08 PM
Aaron Konstam
 
Default expunge in evolution is no longer working-CORRECTION

-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: Aaron Konstam <akonstam@sbcglobal.net>
To: users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>
Subject: expunge in evolution is no longer working
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 14:00:10 -0600

On my machine expunge in evolution-2.28.2-1.fc12.i686 is no longer
working so the deleted messages are building up. What does one do in
this case to fix this problem?
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Expunge works in all the folders except Inbox, Junk and Trash.
Maybe it is not supposed to work in Trash.

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Old 02-12-2010, 09:07 PM
Patrick O'Callaghan
 
Default expunge in evolution is no longer working-CORRECTION

On Fri, 2010-02-12 at 14:08 -0600, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> From: Aaron Konstam <akonstam@sbcglobal.net>
> To: users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>
> Subject: expunge in evolution is no longer working
> Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 14:00:10 -0600
>
> On my machine expunge in evolution-2.28.2-1.fc12.i686 is no longer
> working so the deleted messages are building up. What does one do in
> this case to fix this problem?
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Expunge works in all the folders except Inbox, Junk and Trash.
> Maybe it is not supposed to work in Trash.

Junk and Trash are virtual folders. Does Empty Trash work?

poc

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Old 02-12-2010, 09:36 PM
Gilboa Davara
 
Default expunge in evolution is no longer working-CORRECTION

On Fri, 2010-02-12 at 14:08 -0600, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On my machine expunge in evolution-2.28.2-1.fc12.i686 is no longer
> working so the deleted messages are building up. What does one do in
> this case to fix this problem?

It's a known bug. [1]
I usually hit it once a week or so. (Including right now)
Make sure you backup your evolution directory before you follow these
instructions [2].

- Gilboa
[1] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=550414
[2]
http://www.go-evolution.org/FAQ#Why_do_I_get_an_error_.22Summary_and_folder_mi smatch.2C_even_after_a_sync.22.3F



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Old 02-12-2010, 10:32 PM
John Mellor
 
Default expunge in evolution is no longer working-CORRECTION

On Fri, 2010-02-12 at 14:08 -0600, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On my machine expunge in evolution-2.28.2-1.fc12.i686 is no longer
> working so the deleted messages are building up. What does one do in
> this case to fix this problem?
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Expunge works in all the folders except Inbox, Junk and Trash.
> Maybe it is not supposed to work in Trash.

Yeah, I have no idea why this is taking years (literally) to fix. Its
like the Novell dev guys are purposely sabotaging Gnome users or
something. The first reports that I sent in of this problem were on
Fedora 4, and its still there and still biting an awful lot of users
over and over again.

See response #131 for a workaround in
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=550414

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Old 02-12-2010, 11:01 PM
Patrick O'Callaghan
 
Default expunge in evolution is no longer working-CORRECTION

On Fri, 2010-02-12 at 18:32 -0500, John Mellor wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-02-12 at 14:08 -0600, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > On my machine expunge in evolution-2.28.2-1.fc12.i686 is no longer
> > working so the deleted messages are building up. What does one do in
> > this case to fix this problem?
> > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > Expunge works in all the folders except Inbox, Junk and Trash.
> > Maybe it is not supposed to work in Trash.
>
> Yeah, I have no idea why this is taking years (literally) to fix. Its
> like the Novell dev guys are purposely sabotaging Gnome users or
> something. The first reports that I sent in of this problem were on
> Fedora 4, and its still there and still biting an awful lot of users
> over and over again.

Not only have I never seen this, I don't recall even hearing about it,
at least in these terms, despite being on the Evo list for lo these many
years. IOW I doubt it's all that common.

Be that as it may, one thing to try is to completely quit Evo
("evolution --force-shutdown") and run the following script, which
cleans up Evo's SQL databases:

#!/bin/sh

cd ~/.evolution/mail/
for i in `find . -name folders.db`
do
echo "Rebuilding Table $i"
sqlite3 $i "vacuum;"
done

BTW the OP didn't say whether his mail is on an IMAP server or not. This
could possibly be relevant.

poc

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