Re: [Evolution] Unable to connect to google 'Contacts'

On Mon, 2017-10-23 at 15:29 +0800, John Edward Serink wrote:
As you can see, the "google" build flag says it not necessary for if
one is using GOA but it turns out it is.

those flags are not those used by the configure script of the
evolution-data-server (eds). It can be that your build system provides
some aggregate options. I agree that the current naming of configure
options can be confusing, though. There are:

   ENABLE_GOOGLE_AUTH - Enable built-in Google authentication
   ENABLE_GOOGLE - Enable Google support

where both are ON by default. While the first corresponds to the
description you pasted in the previous email, the second means "require
libgdata", which is used to connect to Google Contacts (and to Google

The error you received in UI means that the backend which provides
access to the address book (similar error exists for calendar, task
list, memo list) could not be found, which either means it should be
installed separately or, as in your case, the eds was not compiled with

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