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)