[howarth bromo med uc edu: Bug#133155: gnome-pilot doesn't save neg. user ids]

Interesting problem reported by a Debian user...

----- Forwarded message from Jack Howarth <howarth bromo med uc edu> -----

From: Jack Howarth <howarth bromo med uc edu>
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2002 20:16:47 -0500 (EST)
To: submit bugs debian org
Subject: Bug#133155: gnome-pilot doesn't save neg. user ids
Reply-To: Jack Howarth <howarth bromo med uc edu>, 133155 bugs debian org

Package: gnome-pilot
Version: 0.1.64-1

On Debian ppc sid, I have discovered that the current gnome-pilot
package seems unable to cope with Palm pilots that have user accounts
that have a neg user id. If you use gnome pilot to attempt to retrieve
the user id from the Palm pilot it will claim to retrieve it but
actually set the value to zero. One has to manually edit the
.gnome/gnome-pilot.d/gpilotd file can change the pilotid from 0 to
the correct value (-1223566800 in my case) for gnome-pilot to be
able to properly sync. Other programs like coldsync don't seem to
have an problem like this with neg user ids. It also seems that the
problem is specific to when the user id is being saved down since
once the .gnome/gnome-pilot.d/gpilotd file is edited to have the
correct neg value I can open the gnome-pilot control panel and it
is displayed properly.
                          Jack Howarth

----- End forwarded message -----

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