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#1 2020-09-06 05:31:42

mark0x01
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Registered: 2020-06-21
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evolution email install

I'm having issues installing evolution email package on beowulf.

The install fails in evolution-common with:

Unpacking evolution-common (3.30.5-1.1) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/evolution-common_3.30.5-1.1_all.deb (--unpack):
 unable to open '/usr/share/help/ru/evolution/import-single-files.page.dpkg-new': Operation not permitted

some of the paths referenced did not exist, and creating them progressed things further, but only until the next error

Unpacking evolution-common (3.30.5-1.1) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/evolution-common_3.30.5-1.1_all.deb (--unpack):
 unable to open '/usr/share/help/el/evolution/tasks-usage.page.dpkg-new': Operation not permitted

If it is run again, the failing file and sometimes path changes.
They all seem to be related to help.

I have eventually managed to remove the mess left after each attempt.

sudo apt autoremove
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  bogofilter bogofilter-bdb bogofilter-common evolution-data-server evolution-data-server-common libcamel-1.2-62 libchamplain-0.12-0
  libchamplain-gtk-0.12-0 libebackend-1.2-10 libebook-1.2-19 libebook-contacts-1.2-2 libecal-1.2-19 libedata-book-1.2-25
  libedata-cal-1.2-29 libedataserver-1.2-23 libedataserverui-1.2-2 libgnome-autoar-0-0 libgnome-autoar-gtk-0-0 libphonenumber7 libpst4
  libytnef0
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 21 to remove and 3 not upgraded.

Can anyone suggest a solution?

I'm looking at an alternative, as my thunderbird frequently just dies when fetching mail.

Mark.

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#2 2020-09-06 05:59:36

Geoff 42
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Registered: 2016-12-15
Posts: 366  

Re: evolution email install

There is a discussion about which email client to use :-

https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=3119

Geoff

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#3 2020-09-06 09:27:28

rolfie
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Registered: 2017-11-25
Posts: 401  

Re: evolution email install

I am using evolution on Beowulf with Mate desktop, works. Just tried on a new computer with Beowulf and Cinnamon desktop, install is fine too.

I would first of all look at at the free space on your partitions, and then possibly at user rights.

rolfie

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#4 2020-09-06 11:58:58

Marjorie
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From: Teignmouth, UK
Registered: 2019-06-09
Posts: 79  

Re: evolution email install

Likewise I have evolution for mail, running under Cinnamon (where it's been the default for a long time). Now installed in Beowulf, previously in ASCII and Mint 17.3 and Ubuntu before that.
I have the same package version as you: evolution-common 3:30.5-1.1

Looking at the installed files list there's a
/usr/share/help/ru/evolution/import-single-files.page file but not a 
/usr/share/help/ru/evolution/import-single-files.page.dpkg-new.
and a
/usr/share/help/el/evolution/tasks-usage.page but not a
/usr/share/help/el/evolution/tasks-usage.page.dpkg-new.
so something seems to be going wrong in dpkg: I don't know enough about dpkg to say whether we should expect it to produce temp files with these names.

Last edited by Marjorie (2020-09-06 12:03:04)

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#5 2020-09-06 12:44:38

Head_on_a_Stick
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From: London
Registered: 2019-03-24
Posts: 983  
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Re: evolution email install

Can we see

findmnt
findmnt -s
findmnt -D
Marjorie wrote:

I don't know enough about dpkg to say whether we should expect it to produce temp files with these names

Yes, that's normal: https://raphaelhertzog.com/2011/07/18/d … -dpkg-new/


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