Cannot delete calendars

Asked by Kiko Barcelli

Evolution allows me to create new calendars and feeds from web calendars including a special google type and standard caldev://

However, it isn't clear how to delete to delete the very first calendar that was created when I setup the application.

It also doesn't allow me to delete the webdav:// calendar I created to google calendar after reading googles instructions for connecting sunbird to google calendar which failed.

On my second attempt I created a google calendar that works using the special google type connection in the wizard.

Since I can't seem to get rid of the non-working caldev: calendar and evolution is extremely slow do to this...My intention is to delete all calendars and to start from a clean slate.

aptitude purge evolution && aptitude install evolution didn't empty my calendars nor did "rm -vir ~/.evolution"

Please Help!... Evolution is so slow I haven't been able to even try it yet.


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Kiko Barcelli (kikobar) said :

I forgot to add that it allows me to delete any other calendar that I add, except that very first one.

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Best Harvey Muller (hlmuller) said :


If your intent is purely to delete the original calendar and all its data, I think this is the method:

Run in a terminal:

    $ evolution --force-shutdown

This will forcibly shutdown all Evolution components. The base evolution calendar is found in this location:


You can then delete it by running in a terminal:

    $ rm ~/.evolution/calendar/local/system/calendar.ics

Then open Evolution and confirm all the entries are deleted. Evolution will recreate calendar.ics.

Please let me know if this solves your question, or if you require further information.



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Kiko Barcelli (kikobar) said :


That was exactly what I needed. It worked perfectly.
Just an observation, Evolution didn't ask me to confirm the deletion of the entries, it just created a new blank calendar.

Thanks a lot.


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randomubuntuguy (john4lists) said :

     Thanks for your help. In Intrepid 8.10,

    $ rm ~/.evolution/calendar/local/system/calendar.ics

didn't remove my webdav:// calendar.

nor did:
aptitude purge evolution
followed by
aptitude install evolution

Where are the config files for
evolution-data-server? Maybe that is where my config is being held

I wish this were more intuitive.