Folks has since 0.9 an optional dependency on libzeitgeist again, only its configure doesn't reflect this with a switch. It is currently part of the telepathy switch.
Since folks+telepathy is mandatory for empathy, it also pulls in zeitgeist atm.
Suggested fix is fixing its configure to make zeitgeist optional and reflect this is in the ebuild with USE=zeitgeist .
Looks like upstream made that dep automagic when fixing:
Created attachment 345948 [details, diff]
add configure switch for zeitgeist
With my more than rusty autofu skills I managed to conjure up this abomination. Works for me, Probably too ugly for upstream as it is.
This also requires a buildtime dep on vala if USE=-zeitgeist to regenerate the c files of the telepathy backend and disable zeitgeist.
Bug reported upstream - https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=698443
+ 18 May 2013; Pacho Ramos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
+ +files/folks-0.9.1-automagic-fix3.patch, folks-0.9.1.ebuild, metadata.xml:
+ Fix automagic dependency on zeitgeist (#466378 by Marinus Schraal and Maciej