Re: [Evolution] I am unable to Expunge my inbox.

Believe me, I tried to make the conversion process work. 

I tried it three times. Each time the conversion failed saying it failed
to allocate 8 GB of memory. My lowly 4 GB laptop was not adequate for
this conversion process.

Of course I was able to bring Evolution to a workable state by passing
the conversion process. By the way I need Evolution to do my day to day
work. So not having Evolution available for a long period of time is NOT
an option.

I am open to suggestions on how to make my Inbox successfully convert
its summary to the new sqlite format. Any ideas? Anyone?


On Tue, 2008-12-02 at 19:13 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Tue, 2008-12-02 at 18:22 -0500, Robert Seward wrote:
Hello Patrick,

The Inbox file is local.

My /tmp directory is on my root partition. I have 20 GB free on root.

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/md1               29G  8.1G   20G  30% /

.. so things should be good there.

I had some problems upgrading from Evolution 2.22 -> 2.24 (FC9 -> FC10).
Every time Evolution tried to build the sqlite summary file it died
trying to allocate 8GB of memory! 

So maybe my Inbox file has grown too large? Is a 487MB mail file too
large for Evolution? 

Certainly not. Some people have gigabytes in their inboxes :-)

To work around the conversion problem I followed
some advice I found on the Ubuntu forums. The Ubuntu post advised that
to avoid the mandatory conversion of the summary files, I should mislead
Evolution to believe that 2.24 was already active on my account by
changing some gnome registry keys. 

I did this and was able to start Evolution, it can read my mail file,
etc. However I can't expunge my Inbox file.

That sounds like it could be the culprit. Fooling Evo into not
reindexing on conversion sounds like a really bad idea, given that the
index system has completely changed with 2.24. In your place I would try
to back out those changes and start again. At least revert the registry
stuff (with gnome-conf turned off of course). You did take a backup
before trying this didn't you?


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