Evolution 2.0 does not work properly on AMD64 in Ubuntu. Tracing this bug, I eventually found out it’s no fault of Evolution. Neither is it the fault of evolution-data-server, which I had the culprit for a long time. It then looked like the bug was in ORBit, which it wasn’t, I was merely confusing myself with debug output.
On returning to evolution-data-server, I eventually found something
weird in the file backend. It was, for some reason, unable to open a
new libdb database. Weird, I thought. Looked up, and it failed with
EINVAL. Googling a bit around, I found out this can be caused by the
the usage of the
DB_THREAD flag to
DB->open. Hacking a bit more
around, I found out that evolution at least starts without it. Woo,
So, how do I make the system support
DB_THREAD? Recompile glibc. Of
course, enabling NPTL on amd64 causes a whole lot of other failures.