[Bug 481831] [NEW] New KMail installation not working

x31eq gbreed at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 10:00:28 UTC 2009

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: kmail

I ran "sudo apt-get install kmail" on regular Karmic (i386) with
Rosegarden as the only other KDE application installed.  I ran KMail,
and set up an IMAP account for Gmail.  I chose not to use the KDE
wallet(?) to store the password.  I expected to be able to read my
email.  Trying to collect mail give me:

Source URL is malformed.

I added a duplicate account in case I'd made a mistake, and it does the
same thing.  I also see the following that I missed before?

Could not start process for imap.

I added another account for POP3 instead, same mailbox, and now I see

Could not start process pop3s.

If I choose Settings | Configure KMail there's obviously a lot of
content missing.  That is, it makes no sense, and there are no options
to change.  Loading a profile, setting defaults, or resetting doesn't
help this.  The help button doesn't do anything.

Choosing the KMail Handbook from the Help menu gives

The file or folder help:/kmail/index.html does not exist.

and the help page shows

There is no documentation available for /kmail/index.html.

Running from the command line gives these messages at some point:

findServiceByDesktopPath: kmail_config_identity.desktop not found
findServiceByDesktopPath: kmail_config_accounts.desktop not found
findServiceByDesktopPath: kmail_config_appearance.desktop not found
findServiceByDesktopPath: kmail_config_composer.desktop not found
findServiceByDesktopPath: kmail_config_security.desktop not found
findServiceByDesktopPath: kmail_config_misc.desktop not found

** Affects: kdepim (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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