Bug 142379 - Free/Busy URL cannot publish; no tips on how to enter info to make it work
Summary: Free/Busy URL cannot publish; no tips on how to enter info to make it work
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME
Alias: None
Product: korganizer
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Ubuntu Linux
: NOR normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: kdepim bugs
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Keywords:
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Reported: 2007-03-01 19:46 UTC by Jeffrey
Modified: 2007-10-11 16:58 UTC (History)
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no_free_busy.jpg (212.80 KB, image/jpeg)
2007-03-01 21:10 UTC, Jeffrey
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Free/Busy settings and failure (212.80 KB, image/jpeg)
2007-03-01 21:10 UTC, Jeffrey
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Description Jeffrey 2007-03-01 19:46:43 UTC
Version:            (using KDE KDE 3.5.5)
Installed from:    Ubuntu Packages
OS:                Linux

I cannot publish my Free/Busy time no matter what I try.

Bug is that there is no information about how to properly set it up.

SMB:// doesn't work
NFS mounted shares don't work
local files don't work

Should the URL have my file at the end? (user.vfb)
Should it be a VFB file?
Should my user name be an email address?
Comment 1 Thomas McGuire 2007-03-01 19:55:59 UTC
Read the handbook. It explains a lot about free/busy information.

The handbook is also available online at
http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdepim/korganizer/free-busy.html
Comment 2 Jeffrey 2007-03-01 21:09:26 UTC
I've read the Handbook but it doesn't explain anything more than Kolab setups, and I cannot seem to adopt those settings for either a local file, nor NFS mounts, nor for a samba mount.  I have write permissions (full permissions) for everywhere to which I've tried to publish.

Nothing tells me what file extension I should use; the handbook demonstrates .ifb but I have been successful reading other users' .vfb formats (from their Outlook installations).  Yes I did try changing it to .ifb but it didn't solve anything.

I've attached a screenshot if you can tell me what is wrong...

Thank you for your time and help
Comment 3 Jeffrey 2007-03-01 21:10:05 UTC
I've read the Handbook but it doesn't explain anything more than Kolab
setups, and I cannot seem to adopt those settings for either a local file,
nor NFS mounts, nor for a samba mount.  I have write permissions (full
permissions) for everywhere to which I've tried to publish.

Nothing tells me what file extension I should use; the handbook demonstrates
.ifb but I have been successful reading other users' .vfb formats (from
their Outlook installations).  Yes I did try changing it to .ifb but it
didn't solve anything.

I've attached a screenshot if you can tell me what is wrong...

Thank you for your time and help
I've read the Handbook but it doesn't explain anything more than Kolab setups, and I cannot seem to adopt those settings for either a local file, nor NFS mounts, nor for a samba mount.  I have write permissions (full permissions) for everywhere to which I've tried to publish.
<br><br>Nothing tells me what file extension I should use; the handbook demonstrates .ifb but I have been successful reading other users&#39; .vfb formats (from their Outlook installations).&nbsp; Yes I did try changing it to .ifb but it didn&#39;t solve anything.
<br><br>I&#39;ve attached a screenshot if you can tell me what is wrong...<br><br>Thank you for your time and help<br>


Created an attachment (id=19855)
no_free_busy.jpg
Comment 4 Jeffrey 2007-03-01 21:10:58 UTC
Created attachment 19856 [details]
Free/Busy settings and failure

This image shows my publishing information and the subsequent failure to create
a new appointment in my Free/Busy file
Comment 5 Jeffrey 2007-03-01 21:12:09 UTC
Sorry about the SPAM, Gmail was telling me that the letter wasn't being sent... apparently it was wrong...
Comment 6 Thomas McGuire 2007-03-02 16:55:43 UTC
OK, I see what you mean now. Reopening.
I do not know much about the topic myself though.
Bug #141343 seems related.
Comment 7 Jeffrey 2007-03-12 15:29:02 UTC
Well today everything seems to work just fine when publishing to a NFS-mounted share.  I am going to close the bug for now and I will reopen it later if needed.

For future readers, the screenshot is exactly how I have it set up under its currently-working settings; publishing a .vfb file to a NFS-mounted share.  Don't ask what changed, I have no idea.

Thomas, than you for the help!
Comment 8 Jeffrey 2007-10-11 16:58:37 UTC
OK, there was a Tip (why not in the Handbook?) about using the ftp:// protocol, so I tried it with the fish:// protocol and it functioned perfectly.  So that is a good start, but it should be documented somewhere...