How to install evolution-mapi 0.32.2 (or better) in Lucid (10.04 LTS) to fix problem with recurring events

Asked by Justin

I am attempting to configure Evolution 2.28.3 to communicate with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 using the evolution-mapi 0.28.3 package. Email works great, however, the calendar has problems parsing recurring events (they do not show at all in Evolution). Singleton events show just fine.

This bug (#513394, seems to be fixed in a patch implemented in version 0.32.2, however I am at a loss on how to include this update. 0.28.3 is the only available version in Synaptic and installing from source starting generating errors (some of which I fixed by installing the correct dependences) and others that could not be fixed with what is available in Synaptic.

Any help would be appreciated.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; apt-cache policy evolution

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Justin (gte975p) said :

$ lsb_release -a; apt-cache policy evolution

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS
Release: 10.04
Codename: lucid
  Installed: 2.28.3-0ubuntu10.3
  Candidate: 2.28.3-0ubuntu10.3
  Version table:
 *** 2.28.3-0ubuntu10.3 0
        500 lucid-updates/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.28.3-0ubuntu9 0
        500 lucid/main Packages

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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Justin (gte975p) said :

The repository suggested in your link only provides an updated version of Evolution ( to 2.30.3), but does not provide a new evolution-mapi package.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

A version of evolution-mapi 0.32.1-0ubuntu2 for lucid is available in ppa:kklimonda/backports

That seems to be the best you can get.

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Justin (gte975p) said :


So close! Unfortunately, there were build failures for that package (see

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Sorry for missing the info that there was a build failure.

I have checked the buildlog and see missing dependencies. Checking them shows that there are ppas that have the packages in the required version available (in kklimonda/evo232); the libmapi-dev package is available on ppa:openchange/daily (not the most recent build which failed also, but version 0.11+bzr1961~ppa90~lucid1).

So apparently to fulfill the dependencies there is everything available what is needed, but scattered among different sources. I do not know how to best combine all these sources, and of course I do not know if evolution-mapi would then build with the combination of all these packages.

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