FC2, Evolution, gpilotd dies w/several conduits

Eric Tanguy eric.tanguy at physique.univ-nantes.fr
Fri Jul 2 05:46:48 UTC 2004


Le ven 02/07/2004 à 06:11, James A. Giseburt a écrit :
> Good Day!
> 
> I am also having the same problems.  gpilotd did not die unexpectedly
> under FC1.  However, under FC2, it is extremely unreliable.  For me, it
> seems to always die while syncing the calendar.  I have ended up with
> duplicated events and other inconsistencies.  Frustrating!
> 
> I too have the following installed under FC2:
> 
> gnome-pilot-2.0.10-6.1
> gnome-pilot-conduits-2.0.10-2.1
> pilot-link-0.11.8-3.1
> evolution-1.4.6-2
> 
> And yes, the memo conduit doesn't do anything.  (It never has.  I use
> memos to copy stuff from the Palm to my desktop and install-memo to copy
> things from my desktop to my Palm.  How convenient!)
> 
> It would sure be nice if they made little memo pads (Post-It notes) in
> Evolution for the Palm memos.  (I requested that of the Evolution folks
> seems like three or four years ago.  I also requested a Journal.  I must
> be the only person that used that feature in Micro$oft Outlook!  And I
> synced the journal to Chapura's PocketJournal on my Palm also.)
> 
> I have been trying to convince people that Linux is usable for a desktop
> for someone other than a techie.  However, problems like the gpilot
> problem don't help my argument.  Not having the notes in Evolution
> doesn't help my argument either.
> 
> I have been syncing my data with kpilot and Kontact just to have a
> backup some place.  Kontact has the notes and a journal, but it seems to
> be a little buggy yet and it is SLOW.  It is not bad for a first time
> out, but the summary page needs to have more user customization
> options.  Now if the kpilot folks could sync the Kontact journal with
> Chapura's PocketJournal on the Palm, I would have to start considering
> dumping Evolution for Kontact.
> 
> 
> Jim
> 
> James A. Giseburt
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> 
> On Tue, 2004-06-08 at 02:23, Reinhard Sy wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I have the same problem with Evolution and gpilotd. Does you found any
> > fix for the problem ?
> > 
> > Here what I have installed (FC2) :
> > 
> > pilot-link-0.11.8-3.1
> > gnome-pilot-2.0.10-6.1
> > evolution-1.4.6-2
> > 
> > Thanks
> > Reinhard
> > 
> > 
> > On Tue, 2004-06-01 at 21:15, Mariano Draghi wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > I'm trying to sync my old PalmVx with Evolution, on FC2.
> > > It worked perfectly in FC1, but now every time I try to sync, I get a 
> > > pop-up alert telling me that gpilotd has died unexpectedly, and asking 
> > > me if I want to inform the developers (which brings me a rather 
> > > unusefull wizard to write a bugreport... which I'm calling unusefull 
> > > because I get no info about the crash itself, so I don't know what's 
> > > going on).
> > > 
> > > I tried with lower transfer rates, with no avail.
> > > 
> > > Here's a more detailed description of what I could find so far:
> > > - The Backup Conduit is Ok.
> > > - The Contacts Conduit works only in "Copy from Pilot" mode; if I try a 
> > > real "sync", it crashes in the middle of the proccess.
> > > - The ToDo Conduit works also Ok if I just "Copy from Pilot".
> > > - The Calendar Conduit crashes either way (both syncing and copying from 
> > > pilot)
> > > - The Memo (new?) Conduit "seems" to work (i.e., it doesn't crash), but 
> > > no data is transfered to the PC
> > > - I haven't used / tested any other conduit.
> > > 
> > > I'd like to know if the Palm<->Evolution syncing is known to be broken 
> > > in the FC2 boundled versions of Evolution & genome-pilot.
> > > 
> > > If not, I'd really appreciate if someone can provide me with some hints 
> > > as to trace down the crash, in order to try to make a more usefull 
> > > report of the problem.
> > > 
> > > Thanks!
> > > 
> > > -- 
> > > Mariano
> > > 
> 
> 
If you this type of error when gpilotd crashes : 
(process:6384): GLib-CRITICAL (recursed) **: file gstring.c: line 672
(g_string_erase): assertion `pos >= 0' failed
aborting...
it's a glib2 problem and you can a patch here :
http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/mcdavey/downloads/index.html#glib2-patch

I found this in the gnome-pilot-list and it works fine for me.

Eric
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