Re: adding a Google calendar to Kontact
On 2017-09-13 01:01 AM, Gary Dale wrote:
After 4 months without a reply, I'm hoping someone can come up with an
answer now, since I've been seeing messages since November saying that
kdepim works. Unfortunately I note that kdepim on Buster seems to be
back at 16.04.3.
I'm running Debian/Buster on an amd64 system.
I am trying to add another google calendar to my Korganizer/Kontact
calendar. I already have one google calendar for personal affairs and
have created another calendar for a group I belong to. Since it uses a
different (not gmail) e-mail address, I went into the calendar view in
Kontact and right-clicked on the calendar list panel then selected Add
Calendar (also available as "settings | configure Korganizer").
I chose "Google Calendars and Tasks" from the list of calendar types,
which brought up another dialogue with the title bar reading "Google
Calendars and Tasks (not configured) of type Google Calendars and
Tasks" It shows my personal gmail address as the only entry in the
When I click the Add button in the accounts panel, it brings up a
second dialogue asking me to:
Continue to Akonadi Resources for Google Services
and prompting me for my e-mail or phone. When I fill in the e-mail
address for the new calendar I want to add, it takes me to another
dialogue to enter my password, then finally to a dialogue telling me
Akonadi Resources for Google Services wants to
Manage your contactsMore info
Manage your calendarsMore info
Manage your tasks
When I click on Allow, it takes me to yet another dialogue telling me
to sign in, with a message "Please copy this code, switch to your
application and paste it there", followed by a very long code.
At this point I am stumped. I'm already in my application and the
dialogue is blocking me from doing anything else in it. If I copy the
code and close the dialogue, there is nothing to indicate where to
paste the code.
Googling the problem hasn't located anything helpful. The presence of
the code dialogue isn't mentioned anywhere.
I did find a mention of KWallet which seems to be what is creating the
problem. When I look through KWallet, I find that it contains an entry
in Folders | Akonadi Google (1) | Maps for my personal gmail address,
with 3 name-value pairs (accessToken, refreshToken and scopes). While
the code I copied (above) looks like a refreshToken (correct length),
and the scopes seems to be generic, I don't have an accessToken (which
is very long).
Creating a new Maps entry for my group's calendar account, I manually
created the various names and p[asted the refreshToken's value. I also
copied the scopes value from my personal account's map. That isn't
sufficient to give me access to the Google calendar however. Copying
the accessToken's value from my personal account to the group one just
gives me a second access to my personal calendar, which Korganizer
sort of handles. This suggests that what I need is an accessToken for
the group's calendar.
Removing the (faulty) group calendar and reloading my personal
calendar and things are back to where I started.
Any ideas on how to get the second Google calendar added?
Obviously at some point adding Google calendars worked since I have one
and have no recollection of it being in any way difficult. However I
still can't add a second Google calendar. Even the arcane procedure I
listed above continues to produce the same results.
Can anyone offer any assistance?