[CalendarServer-users] Creating a new calendar (Calendarserver and Evolution)

Volker Böhm volker at vboehm.de
Thu Feb 19 12:32:03 PST 2009

on my Ubuntu 8.10 I installed the package 'calendarserver' edited the
accounts.xml creating two users and started the server. Then I used an
evolution (2.24.3) as client. Up to here (using the calendar 'calendar')
everything worked fine.

But when I tried to create another calendar
(caldav://<MyServer>:8008/calendars/users/vb/test6) evolution asked me
for my password for this calendar and pretended that it created the new
calendar without any further message. In the servers error log I found
the line
> 2009-02-19 20:57:12+0100 [-] [caldav-8008]  [HTTPChannel,961,] 'File not found: /var/spool/caldavd/calendars/__uids__/vb/test6'
But when I tried to enter the first appointment I got the error 
'Unbekannter Fehler' ('unknown error') and in the error log I found
> 2009-02-19 21:03:13+0100 [-] [caldav-8008]  [HTTPChannel,979,] REPORT /calendars/users/vb/test6 HTTP/1.1
> 2009-02-19 21:03:13+0100 [-] [caldav-8008]  [HTTPChannel,979,] 'File not found: /var/spool/caldavd/calendars/__uids__/vb/test6'
> 2009-02-19 21:03:14+0100 [-] [caldav-8008]  [HTTPChannel,979,] PUT /calendars/users/vb/test6/20090219T200315Z.ics HTTP/1.1
> 2009-02-19 21:03:14+0100 [-] [caldav-8008]  [HTTPChannel,979,] 'No such directory: /var/spool/caldavd/calendars/__uids__/vb/test6/20090219T200
and in the directory structure (/var/spool/caldavd/calendars/__uids__/vb) 
I couldn't find anything of the new calendar 'test6'.

Now my questions:

Is this
      * a known bug in evolution?
      * a known bug in calendarserver?
      * a known bug between evolution and calendarserver?
Is there a workaround?
Or can I at least create new calendars by hand (creating some
directories and other files on the server)?

And I'm missing some more information on calendarserver:
      * Where can I find a description on the accounts.xml? There are
        tags like 'location' which must describe something like a
        Until now I only have two or three examples of such a file but no reference.
      * How can I determine that a calendar should only be readable for
        someone but not writable?
      * Where can I find any documentation on calendarserver? Until now
        I only have some description how to install it but nothing
        (exept very simple examples) how to configure it.

I hope there will be at least some answers.

Regards Volker
Volker Böhm         Tel.: +49 4141 981152         www.vboehm.de
Voßkuhl 5           Fax:  +49 4141 981154
D-21682 Stade       mailto:volker at vboehm.de

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