Daniel CLEMENT | 26 May 16:54 2015

Sync issue after upgrade


Today one of my PCs had a major upgrade (to Debian "Jessie"). In the
process, Evolution was upgraded from 3.8.5 to 3.12.9.

The initial (slow) sync went well (I saw some contacts exchanged).

But afterwards, each subsequent attempt at syncing with Memotoo gives me
an "error 10508", whatever type of sync (normal or slow) I try.

Also tried to "refresh from server", but no luck.

So thanks a lot in advance for any help. Best regards,

Daniel CLEMENT | 7 May 10:39 2015

Corrupted GUI on one PC


On one of my PCs (Debian) the Syncevolution GUI has become corrupted.
The command line does work, though it prompts me for a password, which I
find odd.

I'm trying to attach screenshots but I'm not sure they'll reach the
list, so let me describe the symptoms:
- the left pane of the GUI is blank, with event the icon missing;
- if I try "sync" or "change and modify...", I get a message box saying
"cannot retrieve the list of services supported by Syncevolution" (do my
best to translate from French);
- if I try "repair emergency...", I'm offered to replace data from
"Zyb" (What's that? Should be Memotoo!)

Now on this PC, I recently "cherry-picked" the latest LibreOffice (from
Sid), which triggered a bunch of updates. Could that be the explanation?

I don't want to rush anything; I'll take your advice before. Best

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Thorsten Leiser | 1 May 23:25 2015

CalDAV-Sync from OwnCloud / no ToDo-entries received


I'm using SyncEvo 1.5 with my OwnCloud 8 to sync my calendar and contacts to my Nokia Asha phone. 
Both work fine. But I noticed, that no ToDo-Entries are received by syncevo. When I do the --print-item
command, only events are shown.
I'm sure my OwnCloud serves the ToDo entries by CalDAV, because my Thunderbird/Lightning and my Android
tablet are able to view and edit the ToDo entries.

I configured my OwnCloud once as WebDAV and once as SyncEvolution template. Same result.
Has anyone an idea, what could be wrong?


Marc Bantle | 21 Apr 20:19 2015

Synchronization infrastructure questions

Hi all,

I have used syncevolution to sync both my 
N900 and my desktops (running evolution) 
against a local funambol server 7.1. This 
worked fine for me over the last five years 
or more.

Since my N900 has finally quit talking to 
me lately, I'm looking for a adequate 
replacement for just the phone or the 
entire sync setup. Searching for 
alternatives a number of questions came to 
my mind: 

1. From a client point of view, are there any 
disadvantages in syncing multiple devices 
against a CalDav/CardDav instead of a SyncML 

2. I've never tried using syncevolution as 
a SyncML server [1]. Are there any drawbacks
in using syncevolution and evolution-data-server 
on one desktop and syncing all others against 
it, rather than using a dedicated SyncML server
as funambol?

3. I found that the Ubuntu phone comes with 
syncevolution in it's repository [2]. 
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Daniel CLEMENT | 14 Apr 08:45 2015

Re: Calendar events one hour later than original

Le lundi 13 avril 2015 à 21:12 +0200, Patrick Ohly a écrit :
> [...]
> >  #include <boost/function.hpp>
> >                               ^
> > compilation terminated.
> That just means that some boost dev package is not installed. On Debian,
> that is provided by libboost1.55-dev. Install that and compilation
> should get further.

libboost1.54-dev in my case (not yet under Debian Jessie), was not
> Configure should already check for libraries, but apparently the boost
> check is incomplete.
> Can you report back to the list once you have it running?
It compiled successfully with the above library added. But the time
offset remains (not surprisingly 2 hours now, since we are on summer

Problem with the patching? IIRC, it had gone right, but I'd better test
it again.

Best regards,


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Roth | 13 Apr 13:24 2015

Calendar events one hour later than original


I have the problem, that my calendar events are one hour later than in
Evolution Calendar, i.e. evolution event: 0900 o'clock, on my Wiko
Gataway the event shows as: 1000 o'clock.

I tried to change the timezone on the phone from automatic to GMT+2
(Amsterdam), unfortunately without success.

Is there a solution which can fix this problem?

Many thanks in advance.


Renato Filho | 7 Apr 04:35 2015

syncInterval patch causes events to re-sync

Hy patrick,

I have being working on my syncInterval patch and I noticed that after
change the interval (reducing it. For example from 90 to 30 days) make
syncevolution to re-sync events that was already synced and does not
have any changed.

Could you help me to understand what is happening, why these events get re-sync?

I have attached into the the bug[1] a full log of my second sync with
the syncInterval reduced from 90 days to 30 days.


[1] https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=86463
Khurshid Alam | 8 Mar 18:07 2015

Google contacts authentication problem with U-O-A (Ubuntu-Vivid)


I a using syncevolution-1.5-0ubuntu4 (& eds-3.12.11-0ubuntu1) on Ubuntu Vivid. After adding google account in Ubuntu-Online-Accounts I could NOT make it sync with google contacts.

Initially Evolution contacts also did not work as “contacts” feature for evolution app was NOT enabled in Google developer/account console (As commented by Alberto Mardegan on the bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/account-plugins/+bug/1399953).

But after Alberto enabled it, it started to work with Evolution. However it still fails with syncevolution ( recreating the account in UOA did not help).

For example, running,


SYNCEVOLUTION_DEBUG=1 syncevolution --print-databases –daemon=no\

loglevel=2 backend=carddav username=uoa:3,google-contacts\ 



gives: “PROPFIND: Neon error code 1: 403 Forbidden, must not retry”. Here is the complete log: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10563001/

AFAIK, syncevolution & evolution both using same access-token/refresh-token stored in UOA. So why is it working for evolution & failing for syncevolution?

Note: It works with calendar without any problem.


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Patrick Ohly | 9 Feb 14:44 2015

SyncEvolution mailing list subscriber-only


The SyncEvolution mailing lists used to be configured so that
unsubscribed users or fellow devlopers CCed on a discussion could just
send emails and I would approve them in the mailman web interface.

However, the SyncEvolution is receiving a lot of spam mails from
unsubscribed email addresses (think thousands a month) which end up in
that review queue.

The benefits no longer outweigh the work that these spam mails cause, so
I've changed the list settings such that one has to be subscribed to
post. All other emails will get rejected automatically, with a
notification to the sender.


Best Regards, Patrick Ohly

The content of this message is my personal opinion only and although
I am an employee of Intel, the statements I make here in no way
represent Intel's position on the issue, nor am I authorized to speak
on behalf of Intel on this matter.
Max Pyziur | 28 Jan 18:35 2015

SMS VMG reader (fwd)

Does Evolution have any sort of support for SMS/VMG files?

I realize that this may not be the appropriate list,

Nevertheless, thanks!


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:41:11 -0500 (EST)
From: Max Pyziur <pyz@...>
To: users@...
Subject: SMS VMG reader


Is there a Linux-based RPM-distributed reader of VMG files.

From what I can tell, SMS messages are stored in VMG files, a text file that is 
marked-up similarly to VCF files.

Much thanks!

Max Pyziur
Zan | 27 Jan 20:56 2015

accessing local database error status 10500

greetings from alaska,

ubuntu 14.04
 syncevolution --version 1.4
using Evolution mail + contacts
running --print-databases produces a list of local evolution data

running  --print-items backend=evolution-contacts database=Personal

results in this error:

[ERROR] error code from SyncEvolution fatal error (local, status 10500): : accessing database: The name org.gnome.evolution.dataserver.AddressBook6 was not provided by any .service files

Many thanks for suggestions or pointing me to a how-to elsewhere

(I am attempting this as a  test project to produce separated .vcf files from my addressbook from:

as my attempts with the sync-ui were producing a local database error)
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