DAVx5 2.4: Account activity doesn't react when not all permissions are granted



  • Dear community,
    my system settings are as followed:
    Sony Xperia Z3compact, Android 6.0.1
    aCalendar+ 2.0.9
    DAVx5 2.4 ose (279) via F-Droid

    Since the last update 3 days ago I have the strange issue, that the App does no longer react, once I select the account (I have only one account configured).

    Steps to reproduce:
    Start the app
    select the account
    (The app switches to the account details) Whatever button I click next (Sync, details, back) nothing happens. I have to kill the app via the task manager.

    Interestingly, the sync still works. If I update a calendar entry with aCalendar or Thunderbird/Lightning, it is synced to the other devices.

    I started the same process with logging, but I cannot find any obvious error in there.

    2019-04-02 16:05:56 3 [log.Logger] Now logging to file: /data/user/0/at.bitfire.davdroid/files/debug/davx5-log.txt -> content://at.bitfire.davdroid.debug/debug/davx5-log.txt
    2019-04-02 16:06:00 3 [settings.Settings] Looking up setting time_nextDonationPopup
    2019-04-02 16:06:00 3 [settings.Settings] DefaultsProvider: value = null, continue: true
    2019-04-02 16:06:00 3 [settings.Settings] SharedPreferencesProvider: value = 1555307852560, continue: true
    2019-04-02 16:06:00 3 [settings.Settings] Looked up setting time_nextDonationPopup -> 1555307852560
    2019-04-02 16:06:00 3 [settings.Settings] Looking up setting hint_BatteryOptimizations
    2019-04-02 16:06:00 3 [settings.Settings] DefaultsProvider: value = null, continue: true
    2019-04-02 16:06:00 3 [settings.Settings] SharedPreferencesProvider: value = null, continue: true
    2019-04-02 16:06:00 3 [settings.Settings] Looked up setting hint_BatteryOptimizations -> null
    2019-04-02 16:06:44 0 [log.Logger] Now logging to file: /data/user/0/at.bitfire.davdroid/files/debug/davx5-log.txt -> content://at.bitfire.davdroid.debug/debug/davx5-log.txt
    2019-04-02 16:06:44 1 [PackageChangedReceiver] Tasks provider available = true
    

    Did anybody else observe this issue? My search in this forum did not turn up anything that seemed to be related.
    Best

    Moses


  • developer

    Can you please provide DAVx⁵ debug info?



  • I thought I did that already. The “code” part in my first post is exactly what was coming out after I shared the debug info to my mail.

    Is there any deeper debugging log, that I have missed.


  • developer

    @Moses DAVx⁵ / Settings (not account settings) / Debug Info



  • Do you mean this?

    --- BEGIN DEBUG INFO ---
    
    SOFTWARE INFORMATION
    * at.bitfire.davdroid 2.4-ose (279) from org.fdroid.fdroid
    * org.dmfs.tasks 1.1.17 (7430) from com.android.vending
    * com.android.providers.contacts 6.0.1 (23)
    * com.android.providers.calendar 6.0.1 (23)
    * com.sonyericsson.android.socialphonebook 19.1.A.0.106 (39977066)
    * org.withouthat.acalendarplus 2.0.9 (2000122) from com.android.vending
    * com.simplemobiletools.calendar.pro 6.4.1 (147) from com.android.vending
    
    CONNECTIVITY (at the moment)
    Active connection: mobile, CONNECTED
    
    CONFIGURATION
    Power saving disabled: yes
    android.permission.READ_CONTACTS: denied
    android.permission.WRITE_CONTACTS: denied
    android.permission.READ_CALENDAR: granted
    android.permission.WRITE_CALENDAR: granted
    org.dmfs.permission.READ_TASKS: granted
    org.dmfs.permission.WRITE_TASKS: granted
    android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: denied
    System-wide synchronization: automatically
    Account: USERNAME Nextcloud
      Address book sync. interval: manually
      Calendar     sync. interval: 240 min
      OpenTasks    sync. interval: 240 min
      WiFi only: false
      [CardDAV] Contact group method: GROUP_VCARDS
      [CalDAV] Time range (past days): 90
               Manage calendar colors: true
               Use event colors: false
    
    SQLITE DUMP
    android_metadata
    	|  locale |
    	|  de_DE |
    ----------
    services
    	|  _id | accountName | service | principal |
    	|  5 | USERNAME Nextcloud | carddav | https://foo.bar/remote.php/dav/principals/users/USERNAME/ |
    	|  6 | USERNAME Nextcloud | caldav | https://foo.bar/remote.php/dav/principals/users/USERNAME/ |
    ----------
    sqlite_sequence
    	|  name | seq |
    	|  services | 6 |
    	|  homesets | 9 |
    	|  collections | 24 |
    ----------
    homesets
    	|  _id | serviceID | url |
    	|  6 | 5 | https://foo.bar/remote.php/dav/addressbooks/users/USERNAME/ |
    	|  7 | 6 | https://foo.bar/remote.php/dav/calendars/USERNAME/ |
    ----------
    collections
    	|  _id | serviceID | url | readOnly | displayName | description | color | timezone | supportsVEVENT | supportsVTODO | sync | type | source | forceReadOnly | privWriteContent | privUnbind |
    	|  11 | 5 | https://foo.bar/remote.php/dav/addressbooks/users/USERNAME/contacts/ | 0 | Kontakte | <null> | <null> | <null> | <null> | <null> | 0 | ADDRESS_BOOK | <null> | 0 | 1 | 1 |
    	|  12 | 6 | https://foo.bar/remote.php/dav/calendars/USERNAME/shared-calendar/ | 0 | CalendarName | <null> | -8853644 | <null> | 1 | 1 | 1 | CALENDAR | <null> | 0 | 1 | 1 |
    	|  13 | 6 | https://foo.bar/remote.php/dav/calendars/USERNAME/personal/ | 0 | Persönlich | <null> | <null> | <null> | 1 | 1 | 0 | CALENDAR | <null> | 0 | 1 | 1 |
    ----------
    
    SYSTEM INFORMATION
    Android version: 6.0.1 (23.5.A.1.291)
    Device: Sony D5803 (D5803)
    
    --- END DEBUG INFO ---
    

  • developer

    @Moses Yes, thanks. I see that contact permissions are missing:

    android.permission.READ_CONTACTS: denied
    android.permission.WRITE_CONTACTS: denied

    Does it work when you manually give contact permissions to DAVx⁵ (Android settings / Apps / DAVx⁵ / Permissions)?


  • developer

    This should be fixed with DAVx⁵ 2.4.0.1, which displays a “Snackbar” when permissions are denied forever (“Don’t ask anymore”), instead of running into an endless loop.

    Can you confirm that this works with DAVx⁵ 2.4.0.1 and/or when you give the required permissions to DAVx⁵ manually?



  • Hello,

    I tested version 2.4 with temporally granted permission for contacts. This works.
    I cannot test v2.4.0.1, because it is not yet available on F-droid.

    However, contact permissions have been denied/missing for the past 2 years without any problems. I do not sync my contacts for various reasons and therefore deny permission to access contacts to any app that does not absolutely need it. Any version before v2.4 worked fine: The app worked (did not crash), calendar was synced, contacts were not.

    As soon as it becomes available, I will test v2.4.0.1 and report back.

    Best

    Moses


  • developer

    This post is deleted!


  • Hm, that snackbar notification is only shown for a very short period of time (one or two seconds at most). Very little time to click the “FIX” button



  • I’m also not sure, if this notification should be shown over and over again, whenever the account settings are opened.



  • We’ve discussed this already internally yesterday. We don’t want to bother users that are fine with the fact not having granted all permissions. Otherwise we want to show people that maybe have missed granting permissions a “soft” way to fix that. In android these toasts can only be short, long (currently used) and permanent.

    If you have other suggestions that work better we may consider changing the behaviour 😃



  • It feels a bit odd to continuously show this notification, when the user has explicitly chosen to not grant this permission.

    At the very least, I would only show the toast notification if the user actually has an address book selected for syncing.
    Is there a point to show this notification if no address book has been selected?



  • Currently the permission toast would also be shown if there is no address book selected. If there is no CardDAV section then there would also be no permissions toast for the contacts permission. Nevertheless @rfc2822 is currently already working on something on that matter. I think she will improve the behaviour in the near future.



  • @devvv4ever thanks for the update



  • Version 2.4.0.1 finally is available on F-Droid. I tested it and so far it seems to work finr again.

    Thanks.


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