Introduction to Evolution

The Evolution package contains an integrated mail, calendar and address book suite designed for the GNOME-2 environment.

Package information

Evolution dependencies


Mozilla-1.7.5 (NSS and NSPR libs and headers required for SSL and S/MIME support)

Installation of Evolution

Install Evolution by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` \
    --libexecdir=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/lib/libexec \
    --localstatedir=/var/lib --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome &&
make &&
make install &&
ln -s evolution-2.0 \
    `pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/bin/evolution

Command explanations

--enable-nntp=yes: This enables the Usenet news client.

--enable-nss=yes: This switch will compile SSL support into Evolution.

--enable-smime=yes: This switch will compile S/MIME support into Evolution (requires --enable-nss=yes also).

--with-openldap=yes: This flag will compile LDAP support into Evolution.

ln -s evolution-2.0 `pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/bin/evolution: This optional command creates a convenience symlink to the evolution-2.0 binary.


The Evolution package contains evolution-2.0, support libraries, conduits and other components.



evolution is an email, calendar and address book suite.

Last updated on 2005-01-25 09:02:00 -0700