Installing Evolution Email Client / Recovering Email
For: Mepis Linux
Now, I'm going to start by saying that I'm not real happy with the deal that Novell recently inked with Microsoft. I'm also going to say that for non-commercial users, Thunderbird, Opera, or Kmail offer excellent email clients on the Linux Platform. However, if you do need to talk to a Microsoft Exchange Server, Novell Evolution is just about your only option.
This guide covers installing Evolution into Mepis, but goes a step beyond that. It will also show you how to recover your email from a previous Evolution installation.
1: We'll start by getting Mepis. Open Synaptic. It's on the desktop as the Yellow Box with a 0 underneath.
2: Input your /root password. Left Click on OK.
3: Wait for Synaptic to load.
4: Left Click on Search at the top of Synaptic.
5: Hello Search box, we meet again.
6: Type in evolution
7: Left Click on Search
8: Quite a few programs reference Evolution. Depending on the size of your screen you may need to scroll down to find the Evolution Package. In 1024*768 the Evolution Package is just at the bottom of the window.
9: Left Click on Evolution.
10: Right Click to bring up the Context Menu
11: Left Click on Mark for installation
12: Since we are using the default Mepis Distribution Evolution will need to install many files from the Gnome project in order to run. This could take a while to install.
13: Left click on Mark so that Synaptic will mark all the files that need to be downloaded.
14: We'll now see that evolution and evolution-data-server have yellow arrows pointing to the right.
15: For a fully functional Evolution, we'll need some more files.
Left Click on evolution-plugins
16: Right Click and Mark for Installation.
17: The evolution-plugins will also require libexchange-storage1.2-1
Left Click on Mark to grab the library.
18: The same for evolution-exchange.
Left Click to select
19: Right Click for the Context Menu.
Left Click on Mark for installation.
20: Now evolution-exchange is marked for install. There are a few more packages, so go ahead and scroll down the list.
And turn to Part 2 where we'll get the rest of the Evolution plugins and complete the install.
I want to do Evolutions Setup, can I skip to Part 3?