Introduction to Evolution

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

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-9.0 platform.

Package Information

Evolution Dependencies


adwaita-icon-theme-3.32.0, evolution-data-server-3.32.4, gnome-autoar-0.2.3, itstool-2.0.6, libgdata-0.17.11, shared-mime-info-1.12, and WebKitGTK+-2.24.4



clutter-gtk-1.8.4, GeoClue-2.5.3, geocode-glib-3.26.1, and libchamplain-0.12.19 (Contact Maps plugin), GTK-Doc-1.32, Glade, GtkImageView, GtkSpell3, libpst, libunity, libytnef

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/evolution

Installation of Evolution

Install Evolution by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

      -DENABLE_YTNEF=OFF          \
      -G Ninja .. &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

-DENABLE_GTKSPELL=OFF: This switch is used to disable the gtkspell plugin because GtkSpell is not part of BLFS.

-DENABLE_PST_IMPORT=OFF: This switch is used to disable the pst-import plugin because libpst is not part of BLFS.

-DENABLE_CONTACT_MAPS=ON: Use this switch if you have installed the necessary dependencies and wish to build the Contact Maps plugin.


Installed Programs: evolution
Installed Libraries: libeabutil.so, libeabwidgets.so, libecontacteditor.so, libecontactlisteditor.so, libecontactprint.so, libedomutils.so, libemail-engine.so, libessmime.so, libevolution-addressbook-importers.so, libevolution-calendar-importers.so, libevolution-calendar.so, libevolution-mail-composer.so, libevolution-mail-formatter.so, libevolution-mail-importers.so, libevolution-mail.so, libevolution-shell.so, libevolution-smime.so, libevolution-util.so, libgnomecanvas.so, and several modules and plugins in /usr/lib/evolution/{modules,plugins}
Installed Directories: /usr/include/evolution, /usr/lib/evolution, /usr/libexec/evolution, /usr/share/evolution, /usr/share/installed-tests/evolution, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/{evolution-mail-composer,evolution-mail-engine}, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/{evolution-mail-formatter,evolution-shell}, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/evolution-util, and /usr/share/help/*/evolution

Short Descriptions


is an email, calendar and address book suite for the GNOME Desktop.

Last updated on 2019-08-25 16:50:50 -0700