[CentOS] Re: Evolution in CentOS 5.2

nate centos at linuxpowered.net
Thu Jul 10 00:42:41 UTC 2008

MHR wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 4:35 PM, nate <centos at linuxpowered.net> wrote:
>> Maybe it's not looking where you think it is looking..
>> I'd run the app with strace to find out what files it is attempting
>> to open.
>> What I do is: strace -fF <command> 1>/tmp/strace.log 2>&1
> I got a ton of output, but there is no addressbook at all in the trace.

I noticed that too, I'm not too familiar with evolution, but it seems
to spawn another process that handles the address book which for
some reason strace doesn't pick up, it must use another method other
than fork to cause that process to spawn up.

Even after I exit evolution that process is running and has the
addressbook file open.

from my debian desktop -

(starting with 0 evolution processes in the process list)
aphro at vmware2:/tmp$ strace -fF evolution 1>/tmp/strace.log 2>&1
aphro at vmware2:/tmp$ lsof | grep address
lsof: WARNING: can't stat() ext3 file system /dev/.static/dev
      Output information may be incomplete.
evolution  4456       aphro   40u      REG        8,1     12288   19447939
evolution  4456       aphro   41r      REG        8,1        87   19447942
aphro at vmware2:/tmp$ grep 4456 strace.log
(which means evolution never spawned that process via normal forking,
which I don't recall ever encountering before, must be one of those
new desktop app protocols that seem to be increasingly used)

aphro at vmware2:/tmp$ ps auxw | grep 4456
aphro     4456  0.6  0.2  67192  6692 ?        Sl   17:38   0:00
aphro     4512  0.0  0.0   2848   712 pts/5    S+   17:39   0:00 grep 4456
aphro at vmware2:/tmp$ grep addressbook.db strace.log

The next thing I suggest is stopping evolution, and killing all
evolution processes on the system and starting evolution again and
see if that fixes it.


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