Re: [Evolution] evolution crashing randomly

On Fri, 2009-02-27 at 15:16 +0000, Tom H wrote:

over the last few days, evolution has taken to crashing - the app just
disappears a few seconds after start-up. This seems to be triggered by
events like clicking on emails or moving mails about, and doesn't seem
to be specific to a particular problem email.

If I start with the debug flag, it still crashes no interesting errors
are recorded;
"evolution-shell-Message: Killing old version of
** (evolution:8513): DEBUG: mailto URL command: evolution
--component=mail %s
** (evolution:8513): DEBUG: mailto URL program: evolution

[localbox localhost ~]$ uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain #1 SMP Wed
Feb 11 23:14:31 EST 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[localbox localhost ~]$ cat /etc/redhat-release 
Fedora release 10 (Cambridge)
[localbox localhost ~]$ evolution -version
Unknown option -version
Run 'evolution --help' to see a full list of available command line
[localbox localhost ~]$ evolution --version
GNOME evolution 2.24.4
[localbox localhost ~]$ rpm -qi evolution
Name        : evolution                    Relocations: (not
Version     : 2.24.4                            Vendor: Fedora Project
Release     : 1.fc10                        Build Date: Fri 30 Jan 2009
22:21:36 GMT
Install Date: Wed 25 Feb 2009 20:05:26 GMT      Build Host:
Group       : Applications/Productivity     Source RPM:
Size        : 39833758                         License: GPLv2 and GFDL
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Thu 19 Feb 2009 11:43:38 GMT, Key ID
Packager    : Fedora Project
URL         :
Summary     : Mail and calendar client for GNOME
Description :
Evolution is the GNOME mailer, calendar, contact manager and
communications tool.  The components which make up Evolution
are tightly integrated with one another and act as a seamless
personal information-management tool.

Any ideas?


Tom H

Dear Tom and list,
   I have had what appears to be the same problem for some time
with evo 2.12.3 as suppled with RedHat EL 5.3 (64-bit smp),
except it can happen well after evolution starts, basically
anytime the mouse is moved.
   (My system is a Lenovo T61 laptap if that matters.)
   Because this is an older version, I did not place a bug with
the evolution folks, but instead with the RedHat bugzilla.  They
don't seem very interested.
   What I have to add to your note is this:  Each time this happens,
I get a core dump.  You may not if you have dumps turned off in your
shell preferences (.cshrc or whatever).  I did not install the
debug source, so these dumps are sort of useless, but if somebody
would find a dump useful for debugging, please let me know what
packages are needed to install the debug versions and I will send
the first dump I get to you.
   Also, please let me know whether it is appropriate to file a
bug for 2.12.3 with the evolution bugzilla.
   Anybody else having this problem?
George Reeke, Ph.D.
Head, Laboratory of Biological Modelling
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue
New York, NY  10065
email:  reeke rockefeller edu

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