Mozilla 1.1 Alpha on OpenVMS (built from Linux code). This problem is new to 1.1 Alpha. 1.0 and previous versions did NOT have this bug. With a regular POP3 mail account, when I send a mail message, I get a popup saying "The message was sent successfully, but could not be copied to your sent folder. Couldn't open mail sent folder.". After experimenting I found that the problem only occurs if in my prefs I have selected "Place a copy in sent folder". If I instead chose "Place a copy in other" and then select the sent folder, it works! Looking in my prefs.js here's the problem: When I select "Place a copy in sent": user_pref("mail.identity.id2.fcc_folder", "mailbox://firstname.lastname@example.org/Sent"); When I select "Place a copy in other" and the select sent: user_pref("mail.identity.id2.fcc_folder", "mailbox://email@example.com/sent"); Notice the difference in case of the "sent" folder name. Like I said, this problem is new to 1.1 Alpha. I am using the "Sent" folder of my mail account, not the Local Folders "sent" folder (notice the case difference here too, this is how the sent folder names appear in the left pane; "Sent" for the mail account's sent folder and "sent" for the Local Folder's sent folder. Relevant?
Reporter, Trying on both Win2k and Linux 2.2 (red hat 7.0): Trunk 2002-06-20-11-trunk/ Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1a+) Gecko/20020620 And mozilla 1.1 alpha build (20020611) Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1a) Gecko/20020610 I am unable to reproduce this problem. I don't know if this is a "Dec" only problem or not. But I can't reproduce this. Reporter, what type of email are you composing? Html or text? Does this happen with every message you compose/reply/forward? Or does it happen once in a while? Have you tried a new profile (w/same settings as your previous one)? maybe somehow your profile got corrupted? I could see you getting that error mesg if you had a IMAP mail account but not Pop. Since Pop account stores all mail locally, you should not be running into this. Do you have enough disk space on your computer? Maybe that's why it gives you that error message? I looked at prefs. Your first pref is correct. This is what your prefs should look like for all 4 cases of storing mesgs on your sent folder (either locally or under pop account): Sent folder on Pop account: user_pref("mail.identity.id1.fcc_folder", "mailbox://firstname.lastname@example.org/Sent"); Sent folder on local folders: user_pref("mail.identity.id1.fcc_folder", "mailbox://nobody@Local%20Folders/Sent"); Other: sent folder on pop acnt: user_pref("mail.identity.id1.fcc_folder", "mailbox://email@example.com/Sent"); Other: sent on Local folders: user_pref("mail.identity.id1.fcc_folder", "mailbox://nobody@Local%20Folders/Sent");
Its happens for all my mails now (starting with 1.1 Alpha). I am composing HTML mails. And its certainly POP, not IMAP. If I create a new profile then the pref is lowercase for both the "Place a copy in sent" and "Place a copy in other" cases. And it works in both cases. So its like it wants the folder to be all lowercase, but for some reason the old profile creates the name with a capital S in the "Place a copy in sent" case. OpenVMS does NOT have a case-sensitive file naming system, so a file created as "Sent" would come back via a readdir as "sent". I wonder if that could be causing the problem. Any other O/S's where this is the behaviour?
Reporter, you might be right. I talked to someone who works on prefs and did say the prefs are 'case sensitive'. So maybe since DEC isn't case sensitive that's why its failing? For an experiment, on windows 2k, i edited my pref.js and changed "Sent" to 'sent' and tried to compose and send a mesg (using mozilla 1.1alpha build) and it did come up with error mesg you describe. Though you should have run into this problem sooner? I'm not sure prefs have changed that much since 1.1alpha? But I don't know. I would say try a more recent release but doesnt look like DEC builds get updated on a regular basis..
OpenVMS may not have nightly builds but we've shipped every release since about M10 or M11. This problem is new to 1.1 Alpha. Something has changed in the Mozilla code to cause this problem. Maybe some new code isn't using nsFileSpec::operator when comparing filespecs (on OpenVMS it does a case-blind comparison)? My guess would be something like that got added post 1.0.
There a couple of problems here. First, because OpenVMS has a case-blind file naming system (you can create a directory named "Sent" but when you readdir() it you'll get "sent") some of the special folders are showing up in the folder list in lowercase. Interestingly Inbox and Trash are always capitalized, but Drafts and Templates are all lowercase. And the case of Sent depends up if I define it in prefs via "Place a copy in sent folder", or "Place a copy in other" and then select the "sent" folder. But this behaviour has always been like this, and sending mail has always worked, until 1.1 Alpha. Second, something has changed in 1.1 Alpha which causes the file naming funniness described above to now cause a problem. I'm not sure which problem I want to fix. Fixing problem 2 will get mail working correctly again on OpenVMS, but working around problem 1 (so that special folders show up with corretly cased names) is probably the better solution and long term fix. Can you cc in other people who have been working in this area? Someone's got to know what changed in 1.1 Alpha to cause problem 2.
I also can't save a message I'm composing into my Draft folder any more. If I create a new profile I see exactly the same problems. So its not that I have some old crud in my profile.
Created attachment 88649 [details] [diff] [review] This fixes the problem Well, clearly some code has been added into 1.1 that REALLY wants these special folders to have names which are capitalized. With the attached patch which capitalizes the sent and drafts folders after they are returned from nsDirectoryIterator (readdir), I can now save and send messages again. And as an added bonus the sent and drafts now appear in the folder listing as Sent and Drafts. I guess this isn't the right fix or even a good workaround (since a user-created sub-folder named "sent" would also get zapped), but hopefully it throws enough light on the subject that some mail guru can tell me how to correctly fix this.
Does your disk name for "Sent" folder match the prefs entries. I mean case wise. If so it should work correctly. Did you edit your prefs.js file by hand to change the case ?
Assignee: mscott → naving
> Does your disk name for "Sent" folder match the prefs entries. I mean case wise. > If so it should work correctly. Did you edit your prefs.js file by hand to change > the case ? The file system stores everything in upper case, so technically its "SENT". But the UNIX lookalike readdir() function lowercases everything so what Mozilla sees is "sent". You can creat(), open(), stat() etc "sent", "SENT", "Sent" or anything you like case-wise. All file system operations are case-blind and will map onto "SENT" at the file system level. I haven't editted prefs.js by hand. As I just explained, a creat("Sent") will actually create the file "SENT", but open("Sent") or stat"(seNT") with both work. And readdir() will always return "sent". The Mozilla code purposely does case-blind comparisons when testing folder names, and that's why for the past 2-3 years this has all worked on OpenVMS. Its only with some change in 1.1 Alpha that something case-sensitive have been added. As my patch above demonstrates, the Mozilla code appears to be expecting "Sent" to come back from readdir().
I think I know what has changed, so I'll fix it.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Keywords: nsbeta1, regression
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Created attachment 88703 [details] [diff] [review] proposed fix The fix is not to look for caseSensitive folders when we do it for local folders. The other changes were the ones that rjesup wanted me to do for branch. Cavin, David, Can I get reviews ? thx.
+ if (imapServer) + return rootMsgFolder->GetChildWithURI(aFolderURI, PR_TRUE, PR_FALSE /*caseInsensitive*/, msgFolder); + else //local + return rootMsgFolder->GetChildWithURI(aFolderURI, PR_TRUE, PR_TRUE /*caseInsensitive*/, msgFolder); this can just be: return rootMsgFolder->GetChildWithURI(aFolderURI, PR_TRUE, imapServer != nsnull /* case (in)sensitive */, msg Folder);
thx, I have it in my tree, Can you do conditional sr ? thx.
Comment on attachment 88703 [details] [diff] [review] proposed fix sr=bienvenu, if last change included
Attachment #88703 - Flags: superreview+
fixed on trunk. Lets take this for branch also.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Colin, I hope you can understand my fix. thx for catching my mistake that caused this regression. This could affect other platforms as well, again lets take this fix for branch.
Severity: normal → critical
OS: OpenVMS → All
Priority: -- → P2
Hardware: DEC → All
Comment on attachment 88703 [details] [diff] [review] proposed fix actually putting in the checkmark for the r=cavin that is associated with this patch.
Attachment #88703 - Flags: review+
plussing this regression. Some nasty side effects.
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1+
Navin, Out of curiosity do you have suggestions how to test this? I'm not the qa anymore but when I was investigating I couldn't replicate this problem on windows or linux. Things seemed to work fine to me. Would Gregg be testing to make sure things still work fine (test both sent & drafts folders [for sent: Place a copy in Sent or Place a copy in other] [for drafts: Keep message drafts in Drafts on or Other] stored on the account & local folders and Colin would need to verify this works on DEC VMS?
I'll test this first thing Monday morning. Thanks for the speedy fix.
gary, I think it is good enough if colin can verify this fix. You can recreate the problem on win32 but it will be testing the same thing. So I'd let him verify the fix.
adt1.0.1+ (on ADT's behalf) approval for checkin to the 1.0 branch, pending drivers' approvale. pls check this in asap, then add the "fixed1.0.1" keyword.
Keywords: adt1.0.1 → adt1.0.1+, approval
Whiteboard: [adt1 RTM]
I pulled nsMsgCopy.cpp from the trunk and built it in my 1.1 Alpha tree. I can confirm that the problem is fixed on OpenVMS. Thanks Navin.
thx colin, marking verified based on last comment.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
please checkin to the 1.0.1 branch. once there, remove the "mozilla1.0.1+" keyword and add the "fixed1.0.1" keyword.
Keywords: mozilla1.0.1 → mozilla1.0.1+
fixed on branch.
Keywords: mozilla1.0.1+ → fixed1.0.1
*** Bug 155226 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Tested using the branch build on Win2K and Mac9.1, using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020710 Netscape/7.0 build. Tested both scenarios - with Settings at "Place a copy in sent folder" and also "Place a copy in other" and then select the Sent folder. Working as expected in both scenarios.
Keywords: fixed1.0.1 → verified1.0.1
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