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Old 06-18-2009, 09:48 AM   #1
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Slackware 12.2, Evolution, Gnome-keyring, Kerberos.


I am using Linux at work, Kubuntu 9.04. It's been less than stable and I've been active on this forum:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1135055

I use Slackware on all my other systems. I like Kubuntu except for the mystery freeze issue. I find this unacceptable in Linux. I have one software application left to fix. Evolution.

I hate Evolution, but it seems to be the only game in town when it comes to Microsoft Exchange connectivity. I like Thunderbird and Kmail much better.

I installed some packages and dependencies from here:
http://repository.slacky.eu/slackware-12.2

Here is the list of packages I've installed:
avahi-0.6.25-i486-1as.tgz
evolution-2.24.2-i486-1as.tgz
evolution-data-server-2.24.2-i486-2as.tgz
evolution-exchange-2.24.2-i486-1as.tgz
gail-1.22.3-i486-1as.tgz
gconf-2.24.0-i486-2as.tgz
gnome-keyring-2.24.1-i486-2as.tgz
gnome-pilot-2.0.16-i486-1as.tgz
gnome-pilot-conduits-2.0.16-i486-1as.tgz
gnome-vfs-2.24.0-i486-1as.tgz
gtkhtml-3.24.2-i486-1as.tgz
krb5-1.6.3-i486-2as.tgz
libbonobo-2.24.0-i486-1as.tgz
libbonoboui-2.24.0-i486-1as.tgz
libgnome-2.24.1-i486-1as.tgz
libgnomecanvas-2.20.1.1-i486-1sl.tgz
libgnomeui-2.24.0-i486-2as.tgz
libnotify-0.4.5-i686-1as.tgz
libsoup-2.24.3-i686-1gi.tgz
mono-2.4-i686-1as.tgz
openldap-client-2.3.43-i486-2as.tgz
orbit2-2.14.17-i686-1as.tgz
ytnef-2.6-i486-3mch.tgz

Evolution seems to run fine but it has a problem with connecting to the gnome-keyring (which I don't even want to use). It also complains about krb5, kerberos not being accessible.

So I have 2 questions:
1. Has anyone gotten Evolution to work on Slackware 12.2?
2. Is there another client or way to connect to Microsoft Exchange on Slackware?

An answer to either one of these questions is sufficient. I would rather use Slackware anyway. I want my stability and speed back. But I also want an email client.
 
Old 06-18-2009, 10:06 AM   #2
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Try this link and see if anything there can help.

http://linuxmafia.com/faq/VALinux-kb...lacements.html
 
Old 06-22-2009, 02:02 AM   #3
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mlangdn,
Thanks for the reply. I looked at these and none of them quite fit the bill. Evolution is probably still the best bet.

I never did get it working. For now I will use the web mail option for email. It's too bad that email, which is over 30 years old, still has to be hacked around on Linux. I know, it's more than email and we're trying to hook into a proprietary format, but still.
 
  


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