CardDav: Ignores settings

asked 2015-06-14 09:49:26 +0300

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Setting up CardDav is pretty non-trivial. Even after I got it "working", it just dumps contacts into a new address book and completely disregards the settings I've provided:

The real path to my collection is https://calendar.barrera.io/hugo/contacts.vcf.

The only way to make Sailfish actually try to use a URL that remotely matches something acceptable to the server is with:

 server: https://calendar.barrera.io/hugo/contacts.vcf/
 path: /hugo/contacts.vcf

Note that I guessed this settings by inspecting what URL the phone was trying to reach. Any other combination (even the sanest-looking ones) will contact an invalid URL, and the server rejects it. Even with these settings, Sailfish just decided to upload all my contacts to

https://calendar.barrera.io/hugo/addressbook.vcf

Note that there is no mention of this addressbook.vcf anywhere.

As a "workaround", I ended up re-configuring all my other devices to use this new endpoint that Sailfish has chosen for me, but that's really not sane (and I only found it by inspecting the server carefully).


If anybody is willing to debug this further, I can provide caldav and carddav accounts on my server.

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Yes please, send the test account details to chris dot adams at jolla dot com.

If you wish to debug it yourself, you can do the following:

$ systemctl --user stop msyncd
$ killall msyncd
$ MSYNCD_LOGGING_LEVEL=8 devel-su -p msyncd

then in a separate terminal, do:

$ devel-su journalctl -af

then trigger sync with your CardDAV account. You should see a large amount of logging in the journalctl terminal (you may need to first modify /etc/systemd/journald.conf and set RateLimitBurst=5000 and RateLimitInterval=10s to avoid logs being truncated).

Some quick questions:

1) What version of SailfishOS are you using? What version of the carddav sync plugin are you using (can check with devel-su -p pkcon get-details buteo-sync-plugin-carddav)

2) Do you have .well-known endpoint redirects set up for your server? What paths do they point to?

Thanks, Chris.

chris.adams ( 2015-06-16 06:56:02 +0300 )edit