Re: [Evolution] Evolution autocompletion

It doesn't work for me. I did the following
$ Killev

open ~/evolution/config.xmldb

add the following lines under <bonobo-config> suffix
<section path="/Addressbook/Completion">
<entry name="uri" type="string"

When I open evolution the above entries in config.xmldb are removed.

On Fri, 2002-05-24 at 21:34, Paul Hands wrote:

It was broken in a couple of versions, but I now use 1.05.
It now works fine for me from our company LDAP server. 

I simply added the line 

<entry name="uri" type="string"

to the config.xmldb file as advised in the knowledge base. 
The trick is knowing what the search base (in this
case"ou=people,") and search scope ("one") are - they are
company specific, so you need to ask whoever set up your LDAP server. 

The way I did it was to set up the LDAP server in other conatcts in the
GUI.  Once that was working, I copied the settings to the config.xmldb
file as above. 

If you really get desperate, you can use Ldapsearch to download a
complete LDIF of your LDAP server data and import it into local
contacts. Of course, to do that, you need the parameters as before.....



Just in case,here's the text from the knowledge base........

How do I make Evolution search my LDAP directory for addresses?  
Question   My company has an LDAP server which we use to track people's
contact information. I've set up Evolution so it has access to the
directory, but when I'm writing an email, it never performs address
searches on the LDAP directory. How do I configure this?   Answer   It
is possible to change the search path for address lookups in the
composer, but it isn't supported by Ximian at at this time. In fact,
there isn't a GUI yet, and this solution could change in future versions
of Evolution. Follow these instructions:

    * Exit Evolution and run the following command:

$ killev

    * Add the following line to your ~/evolution/config.xmldb:

      <section path="/Addressbook/Completion">
      <entry name="uri" type="string"

NOTE: Change the URL to match the addressbook URL you want to use. With
LDAP URLs it has to be formatted using the correct syntax for your

On Fri, 2002-05-24 at 13:29, Jean-Eric Cuendet wrote: 
> The only thing that is really SURE now:
> - Nobody knows how to do that...
> Anyone that have AUTOCOMPLETION *working*?
> Thanks to share experiences.
> -jec
> PS: Autocompletion means: You have a friend called mike myers bla com ,
> type "mik" in the address field and the rest "e myers bla com" is auto
> completed so you DON'T HAVE TO TYPE IT!
> _______________________________________________
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