GPE Calendar + Erminig + Google calendar installation

Posted on January 18, 2008
Filed Under Maemo, N810, Tutorials |

A few days back there was great a blog post by linuxuk.org about syncing GPE Calendar with Google calendar and further with Outlook.

I wanted to try just the GPE Calendar to Google synchronization on OS2008 , and realised that it needed some fiddling to get it working. Here are the steps:

  1. Find and decide where to get GPE Calendar from. I ended up using repository:
    http://www.cobb.uk.net/apt/ chinook user

  2. Then there’s the libsoup dependency. This I achieved by using repository:
    http://maemo.o-hand.com/packages/ chinook/ [empty]

  3. Install GPE Calendar from application manager.
  4. Install some python dependencies from the root terminal:
    apt-get install python2.5 python2.5-gtk2 python2.5-hildon python2.5-xml

  5. Follow the erminig instructions by downloading and istalling gdatalite, pysqlite and erminig.
  6. Remeber that when entering Google calendar password in erminig, the first letter wants to be uppercase. The program won’t tell you if you have a wrong password. sigh…

It’s a long list, but when you get it to work, you’ll be happy. It works just fine. If it doesn’t, remember to try to start it from the terminal to see the output.

Most of the problems I figured out by reading the erminig forum, and the repositories I found from the repository search tool. If you have better instructions or tips please share them in the comments.

Comments

4 Responses to “GPE Calendar + Erminig + Google calendar installation”

  1. GPE Calendar + Erminig + Google calendar installation on January 18th, 2008 07:33

    [...] GPE Calendar + Erminig + Google calendar installation A few days back there was great a blog post by linuxuk.org about syncing GPE Calendar with Google calendar and further with Outlook. [...]

  2. David on January 29th, 2008 16:00

    For “how to get root access,” follow these instructions:

    http://www.arachnoid.com/linux/nokia/ (under Root Access) Note: I went to “http://gronmayer.com/it” and just searched for becomeroot instead of adding all repos. That meant I only had to add one — which I later removed since I didn’t know what else was in it.

    You don’t have to go into RD mode.

    Note: another thing. I ran sudo gainroot and then had to type apt-get -y –force-yes install python2.5, etc. without the -y and –force-yes, it wouldn’t instal.

  3. Pascal on July 26th, 2008 15:04

    I would like to point out for future reference that Erminig has now a new web page (Erminig is not maintained by David anymore, and I’m continuing the developement):

    http://erminig.garage.maemo.org

    Furthermore, Erminig is now installable directly from the Applications Manager, provided you have the extras repository enabled (it is by default!).

  4. last chaos gold on June 16th, 2009 06:59

    Good post! I plan to move into this stuff after I’m done with school, as most of it is time consuming. It’s a great post to reference back to. My blog needs more time to gain in popularity anyway.

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