Re: expunge in evolution is no longer working-CORRECTION

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On Sun, 2010-02-14 at 15:21 -0600, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-02-12 at 19:31 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote: 
> > On Fri, 2010-02-12 at 18:32 -0500, John Mellor wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2010-02-12 at 14:08 -0600, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > > > On my machine expunge in evolution-2.28.2-1.fc12.i686 is no longer
> > > > working so the deleted messages are building up. What does one do in
> > > > this case to fix this problem?
> > > > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > > Expunge works in all the folders except Inbox, Junk and Trash.
> > > > Maybe it is not supposed to work in Trash.
> > > 
> > > Yeah, I have no idea why this is taking years (literally) to fix.  Its
> > > like the Novell dev guys are purposely sabotaging Gnome users or
> > > something.  The first reports that I sent in of this problem were on
> > > Fedora 4, and its still there and still biting an awful lot of users
> > > over and over again.
> > 
> > Not only have I never seen this, I don't recall even hearing about it,
> > at least in these terms, despite being on the Evo list for lo these many
> > years. IOW I doubt it's all that common.
> > 
> > Be that as it may, one thing to try is to completely quit Evo
> > ("evolution --force-shutdown") and run the following script, which
> > cleans up Evo's SQL databases:
> > 
> >         #!/bin/sh
> >         
> >         cd ~/.evolution/mail/
> >         for i in `find . -name folders.db`
> >                 do
> >                 echo "Rebuilding Table $i"
> >                 sqlite3 $i "vacuum;"
> >         done
> >         
> > BTW the OP didn't say whether his mail is on an IMAP server or not. This
> > could possibly be relevant.
> > 
> > poc
> > 
> 
> The above solution did not work in that expunge does not remove deleted
> files.
> I am not using IMAP.
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considering that 'EXPUNGE' is an IMAP command, I would find the notion
that it doesn't work hardly surprising.

Craig


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