Bugs

Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) users: For bugs that affect Ubuntu One in Ubuntu 10.10 see the Maverick-specific page.

Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) users: For bugs that affect Ubuntu One in Ubuntu 10.04 see the Lucid-specific page.

Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) users: For bugs that affect Ubuntu One in Ubuntu 9.10 see the Karmic-specific page.

This page lists issues that were identified in Ubuntu One client shipped in Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) See also The Ubuntu One status page for fresh info about current problems.

Common (Duplicate) Bugs

Finding bugs that have already been reported before can be difficult for a variety of reasons. The list below is meant to help identify common bugs:

Ubuntu One Won't Connect

There are quite a few reasons Ubuntu One will not connect, so the bugs below are the most common known issues:

Files not syncing

The following bugs cover times where Ubuntu One is not syncing properly or at all.

The files with invalid utf8 names will not be synced and the information about these files will be available in syncdaemon-invalid-names.log.

  • 490988 - A lot of MakeDir and MakeFile errors - Look for a number of repeated ERROR - MakeFile and ERROR - MakeDir entries in the syncdaemon-exceptions.log file. These errors appear to be caused by a user switching Ubuntu One users on their computer without cleaning out their ~/Ubuntu One folder and meta data folder (~/.local/share/ubuntuone).

  • 480069 - AttributeError: WaitForCondition - ubuntuone client not updating to server - Files won't sync and the following errors will be in the syncdaemon-exceptions.log file:

    •    AttributeError: 'WaitForCondition' object has no attribute 'share_id'
  • ROOT_MISMATCH in syncdaemon.log - This normally indicates that there may be two Ubuntu One accounts, one in the local cache and another setup in the keyring. This happens if the user installed Ubuntu One with one account and then sets up the computer again with a different account (but all the old Ubuntu One files in ~/.local/share/ubuntuone are still there under the old account). Working around this:

    1. Open Applications->Accessories->Terminal and run:

        u1sdtool -q; killall ubuntuone-login ubuntuone-preferences;
        sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/ubuntuone
        rm -rf ~/.cache/ubuntuone
        rm -rf ~/.config/ubuntuone
        mv ~/Ubuntu\ One/ ~/Ubuntu\ One_old/ 
    2. Open Applications->Accessories->Passwords and Encryption Keys, go to the Passwords tab, delete the Ubuntu One and Desktopcouch tokens by right-clicking on them and selecting "Delete"

    3. Back in a terminal session, run:
        u1sdtool -q; killall ubuntuone-login; u1sdtool -c 
    4. After doing all this syncing notes with tomboy still won't work until you make tomboy re-authentificate with ubuntuone (see the tomboy section of this page).

Ubuntu One client crashes

The client can crash for a variety of reasons and it's not unusual for the user to not understand why the crash occurred (no meaningful error message). The syncdaemon-exceptions.log is key to verifying these bugs. If there is a syncdaemon-exceptions.log attached to a bug, start there and look at the list below.

These are not really bugs in UbuntuOne, though syncdaemon should present a better error message to the user.

Ubuntu One performance issues

Performance issues are normally categorized in two areas: a user's computer is slowed down as a result of Ubuntu One and syncing files is slow.

Notes (tomboy)

Making tomboy re-authenticate to the server

If tomboy completely refuses to sync notes with ubuntuone you can try the following:

  1. close tomboy
  2. open gconf-editor

  3. unset the key /apps/tomboy/sync/sync_selected_service_addin

  4. unset all keys in /apps/tomboy/sync/ubuntuone

  5. restart tomboy and tell it (from its preferences menu) that you want to sync notes with ubuntuone.

Tomboy tells that synchronization is not set up even if "ubuntu one" has been selected as sync service

  • - close tomboy - Make sure you are logged in into ubuntu one e.G. using ubuntuone-control-panel-gtk - start gconf-editor - select the key /apps/tomboy/sync/sync_selected_service_addin - change it's value to the following word: ubuntuone - close gconf-editor - start tomboy - preferences/sync preferences - synchronize now - sync Works.

See Bug #855257 for details.

Bookmarks (bindwood) issues

Localhost request name and password for a "bookmarkable user auth"

  1. Open the file .local/share/desktop-couch/couchdb.html in your home folder. The "." at the beginning of the name of the directory ".local" indicates that this directory is hidden. If this is a problem when trying to open is open a terminal (Applications/accessoires/Terminal) and type "gedit .local/share/desktop-couch/couchdb.html"

  2. Search for a line that looks like the following one (It should be near the end of the file):

<a id="there" href="http://XXXXXXXXXX:YYYYYYYYYY@localhost:55849/_utils">take me there straight away from now on</a> (remember to bookmark this page first!)</p>

  1. The XXXXXXXXXX now stands for the user name
  2. The YYYYYYYYYY stands for the password instead.

Seems like this problem can be triggered somehow when trying to use bindwood behind a proxy. See Bug #774821 for details.

Procedures and Responses

Files (ubuntuone-client)

Connection problems

First look at the common bugs listed above to see if this is a known issue. If you can't find anything there, then use the response below which provides steps to try to work through the connection issue as well as requests the appropriate log files if the steps don't result in success.

Response

FIXME: Needs to be updated with SSO info.

I'm sorry to hear Ubuntu One isn't working properly for you. Can you try the following and let me know the results?

  1. Quit the Ubuntu One client
  2. Open Applications->Accessories->Passwords and Encryption Keys

  3. Click on the arrow next to "Passwords"
  4. Right-click on the Ubuntu One token and select "Delete"
  5. Go to https://one.ubuntu.com/account/machines/

  6. Click on the checkbox next to your computer
  7. Click the "Remove selected computers" button
  8. Open Applications->Internet->Ubuntu One

  9. A web page should open, prompting you to add your computer to your Ubuntu One account
  10. Add your computer

You should be connected after you follow these steps. If you are not connected, can you please attach the following files to this bug report?

~/.cache/ubuntuone/log/oauth-login.log
~/.cache/ubuntuone/log/syncdaemon-exceptions.log

Thank you,

Syncing problems (not syncing completely, conflicts, etc.)

First look at the common bugs listed above to see if this is a known issue. If you can't find anything there, then use the response below which provides steps to get the appropriate debug file the developers will need to troubleshoot the issue.

Response

I'm sorry to hear Ubuntu One is not working properly for you. Can you do the following in order to provide us with important details that will help us determine the root cause of this issue?

  1. Open Applications->Accessories->Terminal and run: echo -e "[logging]\nlevel = DEBUG" > ~/.config/ubuntuone/logging.conf; u1sdtool -q; u1sdtool -c

  2. Copy files into your ~/Ubuntu One folder
  3. Attach ~/.cache/ubuntuone/log/syncdaemon.log and ~/.cache/ubuntuone/log/syncdaemon-exception.log to this bug report

Note that attaching syncdaemon.log will show filenames you are attempting to sync with Ubuntu One. If you do not want this to be public, please mark the bug as private and this bug report will only be available to you and the Ubuntu One team.

Thank you,

Troubleshooting/Debugging Tips

How to change the email address associated with your Ubuntu One account

Please see FAQ #810 which gives the steps. If these steps need to change, well change them in the FAQ.

Contacts

First of all, make sure that evolution-couchdb package is installed, the visible presence of Ubuntu One address book is not enough: Ghost CouchDB addressbook after evolution-couchdb removal

$ apt-cache policy evolution-couchdb
evolution-couchdb:
  Installed: 0.3.4-0ubuntu2

You can browse through your local couchdb contacts by going to ~/.local/share/desktop-couch/couchdb.html and opening contacts databases. You may search through the contacts using CouchDb Temporary View. For example, to search for the entries that have "John" as the first name, use the following map function:

function(doc) {
  if (doc.first_name == "John") {
    emit(null, doc);
  }
}

You can explore the properties of the doc object by clicking on any contacts database entry. See contact record description for the list of all fields.

Getting debug info

  • This does not work on Maverick and e-addressbook-factory does not seem to be the same. Ideas?

  • Applications->Accessories->Terminal, and run:

    • evolution --force-shutdown

      /usr/lib/evolution/evolution-data-server-2.28 > ~/evolution_debug.log

  • if /usr/lib/evolution/evolution-data-server-2.28 doesn't exist try
    • /usr/lib/evolution/e-addressbook-factory > ~/evolution_debug.log

  • Applications->Internet->Evolution Mail

  • Try to reproduce bug and then attach ~/evolution_debug.log to a bug report

CouchDB/Desktopcouch

Desktopcouch

http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/desktopcouch/Documentation/Troubleshooting

Debug log for CouchDB syncing

~/.cache/desktop-couch/log/desktop-couch-replication.log This likely has some private information so if you request it to be attached to a bug, please let the user know about this and state something like:

Note that attaching desktop-couch-replication.log will show information about what you are attempting to sync with Ubuntu One. If you do not want this to be public, please mark the bug as private and this bug report will only be available to you and the Ubuntu One team.

Files (Ubuntu One client & syncdaemon)

Turning debug mode on for Ubuntu SSO client (oauth-login.log)

FIXME: DEBUG envvar needs to be set for ubuntuone-sso-login. Is it

killall ubuntu-sso-login
env DEBUG=1 /usr/lib/ubuntu-sso-client/ubuntu-sso-login

The log will be in ~/.cache/sso/oauth-login.log

How to kill syncdaemon from a terminal session

Run this command from a terminal session: killall ubuntuone-syncdaemon

Is Ubuntu One syncing files?

One way to check this is from a terminal session: u1sdtool --current-transfers

Which files are already synced on the local computer?

Run this script from bug 488232 to show which files are already synced and what files are still present on the local computer only.

Running syncdaemon in debug mode

DEBUG mode is often necessary for sync related issues. Think of times where files don't appear to sync correctly (incomplete, unexpected .u1conflict files, etc.) This will generate a more detailed (and bigger in size) ~/.cache/ubuntuone/log/syncdaemon.log

If you need to request the syncdaemon.log file, please use some wording like this in the request:

Note that attaching syncdaemon.log will show filenames you are attempting to sync with Ubuntu One. If you do not want this to be public, please mark the bug as private and this bug report will only be available to you and the Ubuntu One team.

Temporary debug mode

When you don't want debug mode on all the time, use this method:

  1. Applications->Accessories->Terminal, and run:

    • sudo killall ubuntuone-syncdaemon

      /usr/lib/ubuntuone-client/ubuntuone-syncdaemon --debug > ~/syncdaemon-debug.log

  2. Connect Ubuntu One client from Preferences applet or u1sdtool --connect

Permanent debug mode

If you want to keep the syncdaemon in debug mode all the time, then use this method:

  1. Open Applications->Accessories->Terminal and run: echo -e "[logging]\nlevel = DEBUG" > ~/.config/ubuntuone/logging.conf; u1sdtool -q; u1sdtool -c

  2. Restart the Ubuntu One client

How to completely remove and reinstall the client

Please see FAQ #778 which gives the steps. If these steps need to change, we'll change them in the FAQ.

General

What version of Ubuntu One is installed?

From a terminal session: sudo apt-cache policy package-name-goes-here Output will show what version is installed, which versions are available.

Requesting apport info for an Ubuntu One project bug

Sometimes users file a bug without any debug information that normally comes from apport. The following is the command the user needs to run in a terminal session to send this information (replace XXXXXX with the appropriate bug number): apport-collect -p ubuntuone-client XXXXXX

Fixing Launchpad permissions for Apport

Some users will be requested to send more information via apport. If they haven't used apport before, they have to give apport permission on Launchpad to change anything on their behalf. Sometimes users get confused and select the wrong permission and will receive a (401) error when they run apport. In order to fix this (replace XXXXXX with the appropriate bug number):

  1. Applications->Accessories->Terminal, and run:

    • rm ~/.cache/apport/launchpad.credentials apport-collect -p ubuntuone-client XXXXXX
  2. When prompted in your web browser, click the "Change Anything" button (the last one in the list)
  3. Go back to your terminal session and press "Enter"

Updating from the Ubuntu One Karmic package to the PPA

See FAQ 836 for steps on how to do this.

Notes (Tomboy)

Getting debug info

  1. Quit Tomboy
  2. Applications->Accessories->Terminal, and run:

    • tomboy --debug > ~/tomboy_debug.log

  3. Try to reproduce the bug and then attach ~/tomboy_debug.log to a bug report

If you're requesting this log to be attached to a bug, you should provide this notice to the user:

Note that attaching the Tomboy debug log will show information about what you are attempting to sync with Ubuntu One. If you do not want this to be public, please mark the bug as private and this bug report will only be available to you and the Ubuntu One team.

How to remove the note from the server

See 563920 https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntuone-servers/+bug/563920/comments/3

UbuntuOne/Bugs (last edited 2011-09-21 07:23:55 by peterpall)