Re: [Evolution] Evolution cvs

I have been compiling Evolution from CVS on a daily basis for quite a
while now. The easiest way to start out is to install Ximian Gnome-1.4
that gives you most of the libs that you need. Make sure you install the
development packages too. You will still need to upgrade a bunch of
libraries from CVS to get the latest Evolution to compile. The CVS
server for getting evolution and most of the required libs is:

:pserver:anonymous anoncvs gnome org:/cvs/gnome

Off the top of my head, I remember having to upgrade:

1. Orbit and ORBit-devel from 0.57 to 0.58. Get this from
and not from the gnome CVS.

2. Bonobo to 1.0.4. Dunno if this is necessary, but I did it anyway.
Ximian Gnome-1.4 installs bonobo 1.0.
cvs -d :pserver:anonymous anoncvs gnome org:/cvs/gnome -z3 co bonobo

3. The latest gtkhtml from CVS, 0.93, I believe.
cvs -d :pserver:anonymous anoncvs gnome org:/cvs/gnome -z3 co gtkhtml

4. The latest gal from CVS:
cvs -d :pserver:anonymous anoncvs gnome org:/cvs/gnome -z3 co gal

5. Berkeley DB 3.1.17 from

6. Of course the latest Evolution from CVS:
cvs -d :pserver:anonymous anoncvs gnome org:/cvs/gnome -z3 co evolution

You will need to run the script supplied with the CVS
packages to create the Makefiles. For all of them including evolution,
supply the prefix and sysconfdir directories:

./ --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc

To compile evolution, you will also need to supply the location of the
Berkeley db include files and libs, and any other options you may wish
to supply.

./ --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --enable-pilot-conduits=yes

Good luck,


On 10 Jun 2001 12:07:57 +0800, Bill Kenworthy wrote:
    I would like to compile a cvs snapshot of evolution on my Mandrake
    7.2 system, but cannot find any information on about
    where the cvs lives etc.  As a couple of messages have mentioned
    using the latest cvs, I presume it is available for direct use or is
    downloading the source via ftp the way to go?  Also is there a web
    page somewhere listing details like this, I cannot find anything on

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