Re: [Evolution] IMAPs troubleshooting, shared addressbook, calendar, tasks?

tir, 18.05.2004 kl. 14.15 skrev Brian Ellis:

I think that I'm going to need to set up an LDAP server to store the 
information.  I have a couple of questions that are relevant to Evolution:
1. Is there a way that I can export contacts from Evolution in a format 
that can easily be imported to an LDAP server?  (I think that there may
be a format called ldif for that?)

Good answers, on the whole ...

From my experience setting up evolution to work with LDAP, the easiest
method of moving from Evolution to LDAP was to first initiate the LDAP
connection and then simply drag your contacts from Evolution into LDAP.
As long as you are configured to allow writing, it should work fine.

Getting Openldap set up would be the most difficult. There are many
HOWTOs on the net. Remember that RedHat is utterly lousy with every sort
of Openldap right up to today's date, pam_ldap, nss_ldap and everything
else to do with Openldap. And I'm a RedHat person ;)


 A good
client to test general LDAP functionality out is called gq.


Then once
you have LDAP running, in your slapd.conf include the
evolutionperson.schema (this file should be installed on the computer
that is running evolution).

Should be done on the computer that is running Openldap. It doesn't make
any difference what computer is running Evolution (could be any client).

 Once you get to this point, if you are
having problems let me know and I can try and help (please message me
directly as well because I don't always read through the list).

Good of you :)

Lastly, I'm interested in hearing how others may centrally store tasks 
and calendar information.  Any suggestions?

Others say Open Groupware, yet others Exchange ... at a modest price
:-<. Soon Novell will offer GroupWare - at a modest price ... Most of
the alternatives cost money.

Before you go through the whole process of setting up LDAP for shared
contacts, you may want to look at using OpenGroupware
( with the recently GPL'd Evolution Connector
(thanks guys!). I have just recently started looking at it so I can't
really say if it works or now, but it looks promissing.

Shared contacts one can do (I do) without any groupware. Tasks and
calenders are the worst.




We make out of the quarrel with others rhetoric
but out of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.

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