BarrySuite now even easier to install. Sync the BlackBerry!

Message
Author
User avatar
savvy_cowgirl
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
Posts: 182
Joined: Tue May 01, 2007 4:31 am

BarrySuite now even easier to install. Sync the BlackBerry!

#1 Postby savvy_cowgirl » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:35 am

I've just tried the latest version of Barry Suite, the program that will sync your Linux with your BlackBerry. You can now install it via synaptic, just add "deb http://download.barry.netdirect.ca/barry-latest/ squeeze main" to your sources list. The overview is here: http://www.netdirect.ca/software/packages/barry the list of packages needed here: http://www.netdirect.ca/software/packag ... debian.php

This program worked SO awesome! I backed up my BlackBerry, then did a sync on it. The new desktop gui accurately displayed the face of my phone on the desktop manager! Cool beans, eh? The sync went flawless, and for grins I checked out the browse data bases. I could click on my memos on my phone and open them.

I'm one of those old folks that just likes to keep my data on my phone and my computer and Barry Suite let's me do that, as well as back it up. They did a great job on it this time, and installing (after I remembered to empty var/cache/apt/archives) was a snap!

:number1: :singing:

User avatar
smilliken
Forum Guide
Forum Guide
Posts: 2002
Age: 57
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:47 pm

Re: BarrySuite now even easier to install. Sync the BlackBer

#2 Postby smilliken » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:23 am

I was quite surprise to see this working as well. I was able to get it to recognize a Pearl 8130 and back it up using the GUI. It would not perform a sync as it stated that opensync was not installed. I tried several different packages hoping it would sync, but to no avail. I was unable to locate an opensync package version 2.2 that would actually install without dependency problems. I'm using an M11 upgraded to 4.8.3/4 using wheezy.
There is no "Ctrl+Z" in life!
Acer 7551G MX-15
Dell 1525, MX15 XFCE4 & Win 10
HP DV4-1118 Mepis 12 4.14 & Win 10
HP CP1215/Brother DCP-7065DN
Linux User# 4523410

User avatar
Jerry3904
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 15207
Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:13 am

Re: BarrySuite now even easier to install. Sync the BlackBer

#3 Postby Jerry3904 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:27 pm

Sounds to me like it's time to update the Wiki:

http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php?title=Blackberry

Please...
Production: 4.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64, MX-15 RC1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 3.16-0-4-686-pae. MX-15, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB

User avatar
GoManutd
Forum Guide
Forum Guide
Posts: 2952
Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:06 pm

Re: BarrySuite now even easier to install. Sync the BlackBer

#4 Postby GoManutd » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:06 pm

ah, something that syncs blackberries well.... just in time for RIM's bankruptcy

User avatar
smilliken
Forum Guide
Forum Guide
Posts: 2002
Age: 57
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:47 pm

Re: BarrySuite now even easier to install. Sync the BlackBer

#5 Postby smilliken » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:12 pm

GoManutd wrote:ah, something that syncs blackberries well.... just in time for RIM's bankruptcy

Not going to happen. Patiently waiting for BB10. ;)
There is no "Ctrl+Z" in life!
Acer 7551G MX-15
Dell 1525, MX15 XFCE4 & Win 10
HP DV4-1118 Mepis 12 4.14 & Win 10
HP CP1215/Brother DCP-7065DN
Linux User# 4523410

User avatar
GoManutd
Forum Guide
Forum Guide
Posts: 2952
Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:06 pm

Re: BarrySuite now even easier to install. Sync the BlackBer

#6 Postby GoManutd » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:24 pm

you'd think they'll be able to pull it off. still a lot of BB users and agencies. it'll be interesting to see if RIM is able to recitfy their market complacency.

User avatar
Stevo
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 11204
Age: 57
Joined: Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:07 pm

Re: BarrySuite now even easier to install. Sync the BlackBer

#7 Postby Stevo » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:07 pm

smilliken wrote:I was quite surprise to see this working as well. I was able to get it to recognize a Pearl 8130 and back it up using the GUI. It would not perform a sync as it stated that opensync was not installed. I tried several different packages hoping it would sync, but to no avail. I was unable to locate an opensync package version 2.2 that would actually install without dependency problems. I'm using an M11 upgraded to 4.8.3/4 using wheezy.


The same version 0.18.3 is available in Wheezy repos...we ought to try and add it to the CR.
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.

James Branch Cabell

User avatar
savvy_cowgirl
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
Posts: 182
Joined: Tue May 01, 2007 4:31 am

Re: BarrySuite now even easier to install. Sync the BlackBer

#8 Postby savvy_cowgirl » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:28 am

Hmm, I'm using M11 also, Did you add the line to your etc/apt/sources.list? On some of the packages where there was more than one version, I did a force just to make double dog sure I got the one from the new list. I've used Barry Suite for a while now (on my 3rd BB) and this is the best version ever. I mean the others would sync contacts & calender which is what I need, but this one is the best ever. I too am hoping for BB OS10. But for those folks like me, who just want their data on their phone and their computer, I thought I should let them know that Barry Suite (I call it Berry Sweet) let's them do that with Linux. There are still some wonderful BlackBerrys out there and if it enters into a phone buying decision was just trying to let folks know, this version is wonderful! :puppy:

User avatar
smilliken
Forum Guide
Forum Guide
Posts: 2002
Age: 57
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:47 pm

Re: BarrySuite now even easier to install. Sync the BlackBer

#9 Postby smilliken » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:27 pm

Anyone try this with Blackberry's new phone?
There is no "Ctrl+Z" in life!
Acer 7551G MX-15
Dell 1525, MX15 XFCE4 & Win 10
HP DV4-1118 Mepis 12 4.14 & Win 10
HP CP1215/Brother DCP-7065DN
Linux User# 4523410


Return to “Software / Configuration”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest