[CalendarServer-users] Debugging caldavd on Linux
david.szego at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 16:49:31 PDT 2007
I'm getting various strange results with CalendarServer on Linux and
an iCal 3.0 client. Aside from a LOT of iCal bugs, I suspect the
primary problem is a lack of documentation in accounts.xml and
caldavd.plist causing me to misconfigure things on my own.
I'd like to post a few bugs here, and see if Mr. Sanchez and any
willing volunteers could help me debug things. In return, I'd be happy
to make my Linux CalendarServer install publicly available for the
task, and volunteer it for future testing. Server details at bottom of
this message (to tempt you to read it all!)
1. User names are case sensitive. Not so much a bug, as counter-
2. Every login (i.e. open up iCal) generates the following in caldavd,
as do any edits to events:
'No principal found for UID: david'
"Attempt to create clone '/var/cache/CalendarServer/principals/
__uids__/david' of resource
followed by an iCal dialog box stating:
Access to "New Event" in "calendar" in account "Home Calendars" is not
The server responded:
"HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden"
to operation CalDAVScheduleEventQueueableOperation.
I can, however, successfully log in, post an event to my calendar,
close and re-open iCal, and see the event again.
3. iCal is unable to look up users or resources when entering meeting
data. Resources show up just fine in "Accounts:Delegation" preference
pane, as described in <proxy> lines of accounts.xml, but adding users
in the "Manage access to my account" dialog does not let me look up or
enter any users. An error dialog is generated stating:
Cannot enable access to your account. "test" was not found.
Search again for the user you want to add by typing their name, and
selecting one of the resulting choices.
I have two users, david and sonja, one room, testroom, and one
resource, car. When I "Add Attendees" in iCal, slowly typing a name
gives me a flicker of a spinning cursor, indicating it is looking up a
name, but no response from the server in either the log or the ./run -
However, leaving the name incomplete will (within seconds) give a
spinner to the left of the name, then put a checkmark on the name.
Yet, double-clicking on the name will put "sonj <invalid:nomail>"
until I click elsewhere.
The same behaviour can be seen if I put a correct user name ("sonja")
My users and resources are set up in accounts.xml as follows:
<cuaddr>mailto:david.szego at gmail.com</cuaddr>
(and for Sonja)
I have tried variations on <cuaddr>, including user%20d at server.com,
etc. as taken from the various included accounts-*.plist files.
I have also tried various permissions on the caldavd directories, but
settled on R/W root:root with ./run running as root, to eliminate
permissions hassles while testing.
For reference, my caldavd directories end up looking like the following
(if a directory is omitted, it has no contents):
locations resources users
calendar inbox outbox
The server is available at https://www.thinkcreatesolve.com/principals/users/XXXX
where XXXX is test or admin, password same as user.
Please feel free to play, I can chat on iChat/MSN live while you do if
you'd like me to try things or send logs, etc.
Any help would be welcome, and if I can contribute to the project in
any way, I would be more than happy to do so.
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