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[Bug 983998] Re: Unknown error when exporting all notes


I use ubuntu 14.04 and tomboy 1.15.4. I can't export ANY note to plain
text but i can export to HTML.  Latex export plugin somehow works but i
don't really know whether the whole data is exported as it saves to a
.tex file. I had 2400 plus notes and a few notebooks made over a period
of time. Earlier I could export some of the notes and some notebooks in
folders. They used to appear as .html files. But then tomboy stopped
working in exporting notes and now gives an UNKNOWN error everytime. It
creates folders/subfolders but there are no files in them--only one or
two subfolders with the names of the notebooks.

I backed up all the notes into a single txt file and deleted all the
notes from ~/.local/share/tomboy to see if the problem goes away. Then i
created a few notes linked to each other. The EXPORT to plaintext
PLUGIN still does not work and gives UNKNOWN error. I enabled and
disabled and re-enabled the ADDINs/plugins but export does not work.

If the export to plain text plugin is faulty or not compatible with the
export to html plugin if both are enabled at the same time, the buggy
one should not be allowed to be enabled by the system. When i started
testing the plugins, HTML export addin was enabled and Plain text addin
was disabled-- the unknown error still came. then i disabled the HTML
export addin, and enabled the Plain text plugin--still the unknown error
came. Both were enabled--still the unknown error came. Then i backup up
all the notes to a single text file and deleted all the notes in the
.local/share/tomboy folder and quit tomboy and then restarted it. Tomboy
still showed the earlier notes which was surprising. Only when i
rebooted, the tomboy cache was cleared and no notes showed up. Then i
recreated some notes and tried to export. Still the unknown error came
--with the Plain text export plugin. After the Plain text export plugin
was DISABLED and the HTML export plugin enabled, i was able to export
the notes to htnl files in a folder.

It is unnerving to see such a major problem in this wonderful application software. Also have observed several bugs reported here at launchpad.net
Unexpected crashes, cannot write to disk --disk full error(when disk space low), lost notes, links to notes with shortest names only highlighted etc but there are workarounds for some of them which i have learnt over time.

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  Unknown error when exporting all notes

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Bug description:
  There's a particular note that triggers the problem, after deleting it exporting works fine.
  Which one is the question. I deleted the notes that where not exported and still. There was a note that had nothing in particular. After deleting it export worked.

  Maybe it has something to do with links?

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: tomboy 1.10.0-1ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic-pae 3.2.14
  Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic-pae i686
  ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu1
  Architecture: i386
  Date: Tue Apr 17 08:43:26 2012
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta i386 (20120327.1)
   PATH=(custom, user)
  SourcePackage: tomboy
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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