I sorted my own problem out.
Recall: this work is being done on physical n900
First, I suspect when I mentioned version 0.6 I was looking at
the syncevolution front-end.
This got me leaning towards using the mameo package viewer page..
and in the end it worked fine.
Here is what worked for me...
I chose to install using the maemo package viewer page.
In each case I chose maemo extras testing to download the
1) Syncevolution 0.9.2
Package is missing a dependency - it needs libpcre3
apt-get install libpcre3
Package does not meet app manager reqs - missing info field
so, use xterminal to install it
2) Syncevolution-front-end 0.6
Package is missing dependency - it needs python-alarm
apt-get install python-alarm
This package will happily install using app manager
The front-end starts fine...I have not yet set things up for further
On Fri, 2010-05-28 at 00:39 -0400, Jeff wrote:
I have been doing some testing in scratchbox - the March release of
environment was a preview of PR1.2 so I've been testing with the
The official PR1.2 release reached my physical N900 yesterday :)
I am now considering installing syncevolution on it.
FYI Here is what I've found so far
Before PR1.2 - IN THE EMULATOR (March release)
I enabled extras and extras-testing and was able to fetch syncevolution
0.9.2 and install it and syncevolution-frontend.
Before PR1.2 - on the physical N900
Same repositories only seemed to make version 0.6 of syncevolution
available... this is puzzling.
I was also unable to install 0.9.4 - I tried to do so by visiting the
maemo package page for syncevolution and downloaded and attempted to
install the debian package- apparently it needs a newer version of
libpcre and possibly other packages. I concluded that perhaps it now
needed PR1.2 and some of it's newer libraries...
After PR1.2 - on the physical N900
The new Extras repository distribution is known as fremantle-1.2
and will house apps linked against the newer gui libs
fremantle-1.2 does not contain syncevolution
Question: Has anyone tested syncevolution and syncevolution-frontend
packages from the fremantle exras testing repository to see if they work
I suspect the answer is yes, and that they work fine (since they have
been inside the scratchbox N900 emulator)....
I may just go ahead and try it tomorrow sometime...
Question: Any plans to make syncevolution available in fremantle-1.2
It would be nice if it could continue to be made visible for upgraders.