I couldn't tell you if that is indeed the problem, as I don't own a palm device, but I can confirm by looking at evolution's build log that that flag was not passed. http://paste.ubuntu.com/512047/
If you'd like to try building evolution with that flag, here are some steps.
apt-get source evolution # Download the evolution source package
sudo apt-get build-dep evolution # Install all of evolution's build dependencies
sudo apt-get install devscripts # Tools for working with Debian packages
sudo apt-get install libgnome-pilot2-dev # Extra build dependency need for the "--with-pilot-conduits" flag.
Next, you want to edit the
debian/rules file. Find the section that looks like:
DEB_CONFIGURE_EXTRA_FLAGS += \
And replace the
--disable-pilot-conduits \ flag with
You'll probably want to bump the version number in
debian/changelog as well. You can do that by hand, or run something like
dch -v 2.30.3-1ubuntu6+pilot-build -m "Enable pilot-conduits"
Next, the line
debian/tmp/usr/share/gnome-pilot must be added to the
debian/evolution-common.install file and
debian/tmp/usr/lib/evolution/2.30/conduits/*.so must be added to
Then you can build the package by running
debuild from inside the
evolution-2.30.3 directory. Finally, install the resulting debs.