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  • 15. Re: CalDAV Wiki Calendars Reverting to User Calendars in Lion Client
    Stress Test Level 4 Level 4 (1,265 points)

    Updated the server to Lion (10.7.3 actuall) but no difference

     

    Still the same sh*t: The Lion Clients (10.7.4) are reverting the path randomly

     

    Apple has to change that!!!!

  • 16. Re: CalDAV Wiki Calendars Reverting to User Calendars in Lion Client
    willhaus Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)

    OMG!!!

     

    I can't believe I finally found a group of people suffering from this issue. We have the same symptoms in our office. Occasionally, and seemingly randomly, in Lion iCal clients, the server path for a wiki calendar will be reset to a user's path and iCal will delete that wiki calendar's data and download a duplicate of that individual's calendar data. It's fairly simple to correct that path in the accounts pane in preferences, but ugh, what a pain.

     

    I have absolutely no answers, but a few observations to throw out there:

     

    This morning it happened to my colleague, just after iCal was doing one of its periodic (and also seemingly random) requests for a password (as if it suddenly disappeared from the keychain). And that lead me to https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3869865 which makes me wonder if maybe the auth issue then somehow makes clients reset some wiki calendar paths?

     

    And a few minutes ago I noticed something else. When I go to https://server.local/principals/wikis/wiki-that-lost-its-calendar/ there's an entry {DAV:}current-user-principal where I can see my uid as the value. This is there b/c I had to authenticate to get to the page. If I authenticate as a different user in the browser, that user's uid is there. I guess that's not surprising given that the iCal service has to know which user is asking for wiki calendar data, but I was surprised to see it listed on that page.

     

    So I guess I'm wondering if the root of the problem is that occasionally, an iCal client tries to authenticate for wiki calendar data, isn't successful for some reason (perhaps due to the auth errors mentioned above), switches that wiki calendar's path to the one for the "current-user-principal" and then gets a second copy of that users data.

     

    Anyway, please keep posting here if you find any solutions, comrades!

     

    Thank you,

    Willy

  • 17. Re: CalDAV Wiki Calendars Reverting to User Calendars in Lion Client
    madhonk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    same problem here - really annoying....

     

    MacOS 10.7.4

     

    Annyone a solution found?

    Any response by Apple?

     

    regards

    Markus

  • 18. Re: CalDAV Wiki Calendars Reverting to User Calendars in Lion Client
    JackPo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi All,

     

    I've finally managed to fix my problem on this and it took me a while, so I'll share what I did.

     

    #1, make sure that your caldev hostname is setup properly, I believe caldav tries a number of addresses in series, and if it turns out that it tries a "user address" that doesn't work, it'll just default to the user calendar.

     

    The way you check what caldav actually thinks its hostname is would be to check this link:

     

    https://SERVERNAME/principals/wikis/WIKINAME

     

    You should scroll down and see "Calendar user addresses: " and make sure those actually look reasonable to you.

     

    Now, I also took the draconian step of going to /etc/caldavd and then using caldavd.plist.default to completely rewrite the existing caldavd.plist.  I also turned off HTTP entirely and now my wiki calendar has actually been stable for all my users in the last 48 hours (fingers crossed).

     

    Hopefully this will help others!

     

    Cheers,

    Jack

     



  • 19. Re: CalDAV Wiki Calendars Reverting to User Calendars in Lion Client
    viellen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, Jack.  Please let me know how it goes. 

     

    I noticed that the calendar paths in https://SERVERNAME/principals/wikis/WIKINAME are different than the ones we've been using, but when I try the ones there they only bring up a blank calendar.  It does seem like I'd have to edit that plist file.  I'm hesitant to do that right now because we currently moved our Lion clients to BusyCal, which does a beautiful job of working with both the user and group calendars (and looks much more like iCal in Snow Leopard). 

     

    While I'm not a huge fan of using a third party app in lieu of iCal (since we are an AASP), I'm also concerned that if I edit the file I'll screw up the folks who have it working properly.  Can you tell me how you edited the file?  Did you just add in the calendar paths that work initially in iCal and did you delete the existing ones?

     

    Please do follow up.  We've noticed it can take 2 weeks for the calendars in Lion to revert so I'd love to know this is a real fix before mucking with the plist. 

     

    Thanks so much!

    -Rebecca

  • 20. Re: CalDAV Wiki Calendars Reverting to User Calendars in Lion Client
    viellen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just an FYI to anyone who's still watching this thread.  I loaded Mountain Lion (10.8.0) on my tester machine yesterday to see if `Calendars` did any better than `iCal` in Lion.  Less than 24 hours later and my calendars reverted to my user account.  Same exact issue.

     

    BusyCal is still working beautifully for us, just wish I didn't have to steer my company towards a third party solution.

  • 21. Re: CalDAV Wiki Calendars Reverting to User Calendars in Lion Client
    MaterBang Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    sigh I was hoping it would fix it.. oh well, the 20 bucks will be put to good use for my users that wil just decide they want the upgrade and get caught up in issues.  At least I will have a platform for debugging and troubleshooting..  Thanx for the update.

  • 22. Re: CalDAV Wiki Calendars Reverting to User Calendars in Lion Client
    jchuckran Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    My testing has shown this so far:

     

    The problem only happens when a Lion iCal client switches network connections while iCal is open or is connected to both Ethernet and Wi-Fi networks while iCal is open. It's pretty repeatable.

     

    We tell our users to get in the habit of closing iCal when they're finished using it. Most of our laptop users were in the habit of closing their lids and unplugging from our corporate network at the end of the day while iCal is still open. Of course when they go home and connect to their home wireless network or hotel network, iCal will exhibit the behavior that is being discussed here. Also we tell them to turn off Wi-Fi when they'e connected to a wired Ethernet connection. That also causes the same issue with iCal.

     

    --Joe

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