[ubuntu-mono] [Bug 513945] Re: tomboy: error saving note data

Sandy Armstrong sanfordarmstrong at gmail.com
Mon Apr 5 15:43:57 BST 2010

If you could post a complete log, that might be helpful.  I just found a
bug in Tomboy similar to this, and if I saw a complete tomboy log
showing your error, it might help me track down your problem if it's
similar to the one I just found.

tomboy: error saving note data
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Status in “tomboy” package in Ubuntu: New

Bug description:
Binary package hint: tomboy

I'm running up-to-date Ubuntu Karmic. This bug started occurring a few days ago.

Whenever I create a new or open an old note in tomboy, a pop-up error message warns:

"Error saving note data. An error occurred while saving your notes. Please check that you have sufficient disk space...". See attached screenshot.

I have plenty of free disk space so that shouldn't be a problem. A new error message pops up every minute or so, essentially making tomboy impossible to use.

I have noticed in ~/.local/share/tomboy that notes are stored in a format typically looking like this:


but the note currently open (and causing the problem described above) will only have two two backup versions, one ending with "~" and on ending with ".tmp", e.g.


Over the past several days a few notes have been lost, simply disappeared from my system.

Tomboy panel log (.config/tomboy/tomboy-panel.log) reports

[ERROR]: Exception while saving note: System.IO.IOException: Sharing violation on path /home/user/.local/share/tomboy/a3e6005a-3897-43c6-a217-92781d572707.note
  at System.IO.File.Move (System.String sourceFileName, System.String destFileName) [0x00000] 
  at Tomboy.NoteArchiver.WriteFile (System.String write_file, Tomboy.NoteData note) [0x00000] 
  at Tomboy.NoteArchiver.Write (System.String write_file, Tomboy.NoteData note) [0x00000] 
  at Tomboy.Note.Save () [0x00000]

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Jan 28 14:14:14 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: tomboy 1.0.0-0ubuntu2
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-17.54-generic
SourcePackage: tomboy
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-17-generic i686

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