[CentOS] CentOS 5 Evolution Update errors.

Thu Mar 13 09:33:00 UTC 2008
William L. Maltby <CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com>

On Wed, 2008-03-12 at 16:41 -0400, William L. Maltby wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-03-12 at 13:57 -0500, Lanny Marcus wrote:
> > On 12 March 2008, William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com wrote:
> > <snip>
> > >I just tried again and got the same errors as in my original post. I'll
> > >run a verify on my system and see if something got corrupted.

Well, no luck. The only errors of note were the missing gaim dependency
for nautilus-sender (now replaced by pidgin and reported upstream by
Johnny) and a missing dev entry. The rest were size and configuration
files. I forgot to re-run with the md5sum checks turned on last night,
but I have no *other* indications that there might be a problem there.

I've started it up now. It's early enough that I should have some
results before the day ends.

>  I have
> > >seen two unreadable sectors from smartctl selftest output in a currently
> > >unused portion of one of my HDs. The rpm verify and another smartctl
> > >selftest may provide a clue or two.
> > 
> > >I hope no more bad sectors show up. If I see more than just a few I
> > >believe things tend over successive self tests, I tend to have a
> > >pessimistic outlook for the drive.

Well, we can put this one to bed. Over the last two weeks, only 1 bad
sector showed up in the automatic short test and one more in the
extended offline self test. No signs of further deterioration.

As I mentioned earlier, the two sectors are in unused portions of the
disk *and* the HD is not my root, something I overlooked earlier. So it
contains only backup, my LFS boot/work areas, and a part used for /home
for my migration to 5.x. Further, each HD is on a separate SATA port
(DUH!), so there's not a single failure point in the cables or port.

My feeling is this isn't related to my evolution update problem.

> ><snip further options of HD diags>

<snip Lanny's yum list of evo-related stuff that my node matches>
> > evolution-sharp-devel.i386       extras
> > [root at dell2400 ~]#
> Looks just like mine looked. I did go a-googling and found some
> possibilities.

I've left the rest of the previous post, the rest of this message, JIC
anyone who's interested missed the earlier parts of the thread. If you
read the others or are uninterested, stop reading now.


> None are related to evolution, but I'm hoping that clues lie there for
> discovery by some skilled viewers of this thread.
> Here, they claim that the oasis site is broken. But since I did a wget
> successfully, I still suspect my installation has something wrong. But
> rpm --verify doesn't give a clue, more later.
> # Wrapped line
> http://www.archivum.info/debian-bugs-
> dist.lists.debian.org/2004-12/msg07181.html
> And in the follow-up to this, they mention the need to have a version of
> docbook installed and using --disable-gtk-doc. But this has to do with
> building pacakages.
> http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2005-08/msg00315.html
> In the next, broken rpm macros are suggested. It starts here, but I'd
> skip to the second URL as it seems to get closer to the germ of truth..
> <warning> Site seem to take great glee in presenting lots of "cutesy"
> animated little ads that slow things noticeably.
> </warning>
> The stuff beginning here doesn't *seem* related to my ignorant eyes, but
> maybe it does have meaning to others. Mostly petty sniping typical
> of ... UH-OH! Almost got politically incorrect there.
> http://osdir.com/ml/linux.pld.devel.english/2005-05/msg00095.html
> Anyway, my error appears in this one.
> http://osdir.com/ml/linux.pld.devel.english/2005-05/msg00106.html
> But, I can't see that it relates and no solution jumps out at me.
> Here is from another bug tracker at Debian. Maybe some hope there?
> # wrapped, from 5/2004, maybe not relevant any longer?
> http://www.archivum.info/debian-bugs-
> dist.lists.debian.org/2004-12/msg07144.html
> It includes a link to here.
> http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/docbook-tc/200405/msg00000.html
> But it's subject is "FYI: OASIS site not ECN standards-compliant" and
> leads absolutely nowhere.
> So, anyone with time, interest, knowledge, a beer... ?
> Hoping the the mention of docbook is relevant...
> # yum list doc\*
> Loading "changelog" plugin <crewcut>
>   .
>   .
> extras                    100% |=========================| 1.1 kB
> 00:00
> Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
> Reading repository metadata in from local files
> 268 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
> Installed Packages
> docbook-dtds.noarch                      1.0-30.1
> installed
> Available Packages
> docbook-simple.noarch                    1.0-2.1.1              base
> docbook-slides.noarch                    3.3.1-2.1.1            base
> docbook-style-dsssl.noarch               1.79-4.1               base
> docbook-style-xsl.noarch                 1.69.1-5.1             base
> docbook-utils.noarch                     0.6.14-5.1             base
> docbook-utils-pdf.noarch                 0.6.14-5.1             base
> docbook2odf.noarch                       0.244-2.el5.rf         rpmforge
> #
> Maybe I need to install one of these? One would think that yum would
> have recognized this though.
> > <snip sig stuff>
> TIA for any/all help.
> BTW, saw the RH bugzilla entry for the nautilus-sender issue with
> pidgin/gaim. Real responsive crew when you don't have a contract, eh? I
> bet the promise of having a fix in 5.3 (? how many months from now?) is
> not how they jump in when you send them a fix.