Addressbook on Evolution

Asked by flipflipsen on 2010-10-16


On my laptop, Ubuntu 10.10 installed, I have the Couchdb addressbook synchronized via Ubuntu One.
That works fine.

On my main computer, with Ubuntu 10.10 installed, I also like to synchronize the Couchdb addressbook via Ubuntu One.
But there is a problem.

When I open the Couchdb Addressbook, I get following message:
Cannot open Addressbook:

Cannot open this addressbook. This can happen because you have
used an illegal URL, or the server is unreachable.

Details: Addressbook doesn't exist.

How can i get an right addressbook, that works?

With regards, Flip

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Duane Hinnen (duanedesign) said : #1

This normally means that desktopcouch didn't properly write the bookmark file last time it started up. Try killing and restarting desktopcouch.

Close Evolution and Run this command in a Terminal:

  killall beam.smp

this will kill any existing desktopcouch processes. (Note: do not do this with sudo!) If this says beam.smp: no process found, then do:

  killall beam instead.

Now run this command:

   rm ~/.config/desktop-couch/desktop-couchdb.ini

this will remove the desktopcouch configuration file, which will then be re-generated. (This will not lose any data stored in desktopcouch, do not worry.)

Now run this long command. Might be easiest to copy and paste so you do not make any mistakes typing it:

  dbus-send --session --dest=org.desktopcouch.CouchDB --print-reply --type=method_call / org.desktopcouch.CouchDB.getPort

this should restart desktopcouch. You can ignore messages printed by this command. Now you can open Evolution and try to view the Contacts.


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