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FS#68668 - Evolution 3.38 printing Fails

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Biff Undertabb (oldfrog) - Thursday, 19 November 2020, 14:34 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 12:05 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture x86_64
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 2
Private No


Description: Printing from evolution 3.38.xx fails with the following error message:
The printer replied “Printer not found”.
No other application has any problem printing.

Downgrading evolution and evolution-data-server to 3.36.xx restores printing.
This bug Does affect Arch, Manjaro, and Artix.
Even tried a fresh install in a VM, problem persists.,1906.0.html

Additional info:
* package version(s) (3.38.xx fails) (3.36.xx works)
* config and/or log files etc.
* link to upstream bug report, if any

Steps to reproduce: Open Evolution 3.38.x, select email try to print.
This task depends upon

Comment by Daniel Appelt (daniel.appelt) - Sunday, 29 November 2020, 11:27 GMT
This seems to be caused by a bug upstream in WebkitGTK:

For reference, also see here:
Comment by George Farris (horga83) - Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 22:48 GMT
Any news on a fix for this?
Comment by Biff Undertabb (oldfrog) - Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 12:26 GMT
As a workaround, start Evolution with:


Or compile webkit2gtk without the bubblewrap sandbox. webkit2gtk is the main html engine for gnome, compiling it without sandbox support comes with some security risks.
If you understand the risks and want to compile it, edit the PKGBUILD and add the line

Comment by Ladislav Ezr (Redi) - Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 10:18 GMT
Bug still present with evolution 3.38.4-1 / webkit2gtk 2.30.5-1 and everything else up to date.
Comment by Ladislav Ezr (Redi) - Friday, 09 April 2021, 10:28 GMT
Still there. evolution 3.40.0-1, webkit2gtk 2.32.0-1
Comment by Ladislav Ezr (Redi) - Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 16:27 GMT
evolution 3.40.1-1, webkit2gtk 2.32.1-1

day one hundred and seventy nine
still can't print
Comment by Ladislav Ezr (Redi) - Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 15:04 GMT
evolution 3.40.2-1, webkit2gtk 2.32.1-1

it works
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