Evolution Data Server-1.2.2

Introduction to Evolution Data Server

The Evolution Data Server package provides a unified backend for programs that work with contacts, tasks, and calendar information. It was originally developed for Evolution (hence the name), but is now used by other packages as well.

Package Information

Evolution Data Server Dependencies


libgnomeui-2.10.0 and libsoup-2.2.3


OpenLDAP-2.2.24, Mozilla-1.7.8 (nsp4 libs for SSL and S/MIME support), Sendmail-8.13.4, Heimdal-0.7 or MIT krb5-1.4.1, krb4, GTK-Doc-1.3 and DocBook-utils-0.6.14

Installation of Evolution Data Server

Install Evolution Data Server by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` \
    --libexecdir=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/sbin \
    --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--libexecdir=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/sbin: This switch puts libexec files in $GNOME_PREFIX/sbin instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/libexec.

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome: This switch puts configuration files in /etc/gnome instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc.



To enable many of the optional dependencies, review the information from ./configure --help for the necessary parameters you must pass to the configure script.


Installed Programs: camel-index-control-1.2, camel-lock-helper-1.2, and evolution-data-server-1.2
Installed Libraries: libcamel-1.2.so, libcamel-provider-1.2.so, libebook-1.2.so, libecal-1.2.so, libedata-book-1.2.so, libedata-cal-1.2.so, libedataserver-1.2.so, libedataserverui-1.2.so, libegroupwise-1.2.so, and numerous provider and extension modules.
Installed Directories: $GNOME_PREFIX/include/evolution-data-server-1.2, $GNOME_PREFIX/lib/evolution-data-server-1.2, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/evolution-data-server-1.2, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/pixmaps/evolution-data-server-1.2, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/idl/evolution-data-server-1.2, and $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gtk-doc/html/libe*

Short Descriptions


is the Evolution database backend server.


libraries are client, backend and utility libraries for the Evolution address books, calendar and data servers.

Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600