Adressbook entries not visible after selecting "To:" email field

Asked by schollsky on 2012-10-29

Maybe I'm doing something wrong, so I ask for help to clean up the bad evolution behaviour described here:

I've been using evolution with address book quite long. When inserting adresses manually into the recipient field, entries are correctly recommended by evolution after typing the first letters. But it's not possible to select one or several adresses after clicking on the "To:" field when composing a new mail. The main contact list, every category chosen is simply empty, none of my addressbook entries is shown. So I'm unable to add or remove contacts to or from the "To:", "CC:" or "BCC:" lists.

I wonder wether this behaviour is due to evolution or evolution-data-server and would appreciate any help.

Kind regards,


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What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy evolution


schollsky (schollsky) said : #2

Fine by me:

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal

$ uname -a
Linux ubuntu 3.5.0-18-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 19 10:26:51 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ apt-cache policy evolution
  Installiert: 3.6.0-0ubuntu3
  Kandidat: 3.6.0-0ubuntu3

Kind regards,

 *** 3.6.0-0ubuntu3 0
        500 quantal/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Cool, you are using the official packages. Is there a selection for the source of address book in evolution? This should be set to your stored address book file (if it is a feature)

schollsky (schollsky) said : #4

I'm not quite sure what you mean. My addressbook files are stored here, as the should:


Within evolution itself, I have 75 contacts in the addressbook stored under "On This Computer/Persönlich". I can see them and work with them here.

schollsky (schollsky) said : #5

I filed a valid bug report. There's a patch already for the bug from the GNOME / Evolution team for the next version AFAIKCS.