From: Robert Sowada <sowadart@gm...> - 2005-11-28 15:49:52
that's okay. I don't have time to investigate this issue before the weekend
CU Robert :-)
> Hi Robert,
> first of all thanks for your reply.
> Well, I didn't updated anything else than gnubiff.
> Chronological the story goes like that:
> I didn't experienced any gnubiff related problems for a long time. Then
> I updated to 2.1.6. During the first days nothing strange happened.
> However suddenly I noticed the behaviour I reported earlier. I
> downgraded to 2.1.5. Again nothing strange happened at the beginning
> until a couple of days ago.
> You mentioned a 2.1.6 related configuration problem. After finishing
> this email I'll do a complete uninstall of gnubiff per make uninstall
> and the rest manually. Then I'll install 2.1.7 (including debug info)
> again. I'll report to you in a couple of days. Okay?
> Ps.: Sprichst du Deutsch?
> > Hi,
> >>> since 2-3 weeks I experience a obscure gnubiff behaviour.
> > Did this happen without changing the version of gnubiff?
> >>> First. When hovering with the mouse cursor over the gnubiff icon in
> >>> gnome panel the popup shows the text "error" instead of the number of
> >>> emails in my mailbox.
> > As Nicolas already suggested debug information would be helpful. Is it a
> > local or a network mailbox that causes the problems?
> >>> Second. Preferences/Mailboxes/Properties clicking "Apply" or "Okay" of
> >>> Mailboxes/Properties causing gnubiff to become frozen or something.
> > Again debug information would be helping us to find the cause.
> >>> I didn't update gnome or gtk or anything.
> > Did you upgrade any other library that may be causing the problems?
> >>> gnubiff worked perfectly until one month ago. 2.1.6 showed suddenly
> >>> strange behavior. I forgotten what it was. I restored 2.1.5. It worked
> >>> until 2-3 weeks ago. Today I upgraded to 2.1.7 but nothing changed.
> > 2.1.6 had a bug in one of the configuration files that probably resulted
> > the strange behavior.
> > If it's possible for you, please compile gnubiff with debugging
> > --enable-debug) and give us the relevant part of the output.
> > CU Robert :-)
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thanks for your reply.
> today I had that problem again. I noticed that the natutilus doesn't=20
> autorefresh, and therefore I took a look into /var/log/messages. I found=
> a fam related problem: "can't register with portmapper". Therefore I=20
> restarted fam and gnubiff and voila it worked again. Do you know=20
> anything about the fam error message?
No, I am (unfortunately) not a FAM expert. FAM is responsible for a lot
of gnubiff bug reports.
CU Robert :-)
From: Robert Sowada <sowadart@gm...> - 2005-12-08 08:24:14
> Robert Sowada wrote:
> > No, I am (unfortunately) not a FAM expert. FAM is responsible for a lot
> > of gnubiff bug reports.
> well, I'm pretty sure its a fam related problem.
> I know that gnubiff used a polling instead of fam in the past. Is it
> possible to make that polling available -optionally- in the future?
We discussed this last month on the gnubiff development list. Optional
polling for local mailboxes will probably be added in a future release.
CU Robert :-)
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