Corrupted evolution databases

Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Tue Oct 4 20:34:22 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2011-10-04 at 15:50 -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> I had a crash that caused some filesystem errors, and after restarting,
> evolution reports that it can't view some of my mail and RSS feed
> folders because "database disk image is malformed".
> Is this something that can be recovered?  If so, how?
> TIA.
> -- 
> Matthew Saltzman
> Clemson University Mathematical Sciences
> mjs AT clemson DOT edu

Usually if you run: evolution --force-shutdown
Then go to:
and : rm Inbox.ibex.index
and restart evolution , things will straighten out.
There is one difference between a tax collector and a taxidermist -- the
taxidermist leaves the hide. -- Mortimer Caplan
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