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The solution provided for 10.10 and Evolution 2.30 doesn't seem to work because the '–enable-pilot-conduits' option is no longer recognized:

configure: WARNING: unrecognized options: --enable-pilot-conduits

Is there any other solution ? Many thanks in advance,


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I believe the PDA sync support was moved out of Evolution 2.32 into the gnome-pilot package.

If you install this package it should enable your PDA to connect and provides expense, memo, time, and email sync functionality.

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Thanks fossfreedom, but that change was already operated in 2.30 release and I had to recompile Evolution with the --enable-pilot-conduits as indicated in the referred post. The problem with 2.32 is that this option is no longer available so gnome-pilot, installed and working fine, cannot "talk" to Evolution... – Marc Sep 8 '11 at 7:58
have you got both gnome-pilot and gnome-pilot-conduits installed? The conduits package should be the one that is the interface between evolution now and your PDA. – fossfreedom Sep 8 '11 at 8:25
I have 2.32.1-1 for conduits and 2.32.0-1 for pilot. It is explicitly mentioned in the change log of Evolution that the option is useless. This is confirmed by the output I posted. Do you know if I can get back to Evolution 2.30.x under 11.04 ? Do I also have to change the evolution-data-server from 2.32.x to 2.30.x ? Thanks for the help anyway. I feel quite alone in this "pilot" drop decision! – Marc Sep 10 '11 at 13:35
Hi Marc - the reason why I mentioned the to packages above was because of this archlinux link ( - see the section setting up synchronization. To my mind - it should in theory work. As to running evolution 2.30 in natty - that is a good question in its own right so perhaps create a question - link back to this and the original maverick one as well. – fossfreedom Sep 10 '11 at 15:37

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