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  1. #111
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    Re: HOWTO: Install BitPim

    Hi Folks,

    Running Karmic on my older Toshiba notebook and just purchased a LG enV3 from Verizon. Installed the older version of bitpim via the Ubuntu Software Center yesterday then (after reading this thread) opened a terminal and did a "sudo bitpim" - sure enough it was able to detect my phone on the "Other" setting after running it as root. (Won't work, but at least it talked to my enV3). I will overcome having to do that "sudo thang" later on, but there is another solution.

    What I would like to do now is upgrade to the latest test version 1.0.7* of bitpim from bitpim.org which reportedly *does* cover the enV3 cell phone along with a ton of the newer phones out there. Unfortunately, there isn't a .deb package available there, nor anyplace else I looked. Tried/failed converting/installing their RPM version using alien multiple times.

    Anybody know where I might find a bitpim-1.0.7.20090805.deb version of that package? Other suggestions?

    TIA!
    -=dave=-
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  2. #112
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    Re: HOWTO: Install BitPim

    Having just gotten the LG env Touch I installed BitPim v1.0.7 on Kubuntu Karmic (9.10). Here's what I did to finally get BitPim to start. YMMV.

    1. Download the BitPim v1.0.7 RPM file bitpim-1.0.7-0.i386.rpm. While you're at it donate $5 to the BitPim project to say thanks!

    2. In a terminal session:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install alien sudo alien -d bitpim*.rpm sudo dpkg -i bitpim*.deb cd /usr/lib sudo ln -s libtiff.so.4.2.1 libtiff.so.3 cd /lib sudo ln -s libexpat.so.1.5.2 libexpat.so.0 bitpim
    3. You can add the BitPim link and icon to your KDE menu. However, KDE doesn't work with Windows ICO format. So I went to http://converticon.com/ and converted a copy of /usr/lib/BitPim-1.0.7/resources/bitpim.ico to a PNG which I then copied back to the BitPim resources directory.

    The path for the bitpim program is: /usr/bin/bitpim

    Have fun!

    Nelson
    Last edited by Njall; February 15th, 2010 at 09:44 PM.
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  3. #113
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    Re: HOWTO: Install BitPim

    thank's
    i convert it to deb

  4. #114
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    Re: HOWTO: Install BitPim

    Quote Originally Posted by Njall View Post
    Having just gotten the LG env Touch I installed BitPim v1.0.7 on Kubuntu Karmic (9.10). Here's what I did to finally get BitPim to start. YMMV.

    1. Download the BitPim v1.0.7 RPM file bitpim-1.0.7-0.i386.rpm. While you're at it donate $5 to the BitPim project to say thanks!

    2. In a terminal session:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install alien sudo alien -d bitpim*.rpm sudo dpkg -i bitpim*.deb cd /usr/lib sudo ln -s libtiff.so.4.2.1 libtiff.so.3 cd /lib sudo ln -s libexpat.so.1.5.2 libexpat.so.0 bitpim
    3. You can add the BitPim link and icon to your KDE menu. However, KDE doesn't work with Windows ICO format. So I went to http://converticon.com/ and converted a copy of /usr/lib/BitPim-1.0.7/resources/bitpim.ico to a PNG which I then copied back to the BitPim resources directory.

    The path for the bitpim program is: /usr/bin/bitpim

    Have fun!

    Nelson
    This didn't work for me.
    I'm on Karmic, if that makes a difference.

  5. #115
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    Re: HOWTO: Install BitPim

    Followed all directions in post, didn't work, when trying to run bitpim, I get this error:

    Code:
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/opt/cx_Freeze-3.0.3/initscripts/ConsoleSetLibPath.py", line 35, in <module>
      File "src/bp.py", line 20, in <module>
      File "src/bp_cli.py", line 21, in <module>
      File "src/bp_config.py", line 19, in <module>
      File "src/guihelper.py", line 23, in <module>
      File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/wx-2.8-gtk2-unicode/wx/__init__.py", line 45, in <module>
        from wx._core import *
      File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/wx-2.8-gtk2-unicode/wx/_core.py", line 4, in <module>
        import _core_
      File "ExtensionLoader_wx__core_.py", line 12, in <module>
    ImportError: libtiff.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    I am using version 10.04 (beta 2 I think)
    Last edited by ShadowGazer; March 20th, 2010 at 03:47 AM. Reason: Forgot to add what version I am on

  6. #116
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    Re: HOWTO: Install BitPim

    When I convert the rpm with alien I get this message in the terminal:

    Code:
    Warning: Use the --scripts parameter to include the scripts.
    Package build failed. Here's the log:
    dh_testdir
    dh_testdir
    dh_testroot
    dh_clean -k -d
    dh_installdirs
    dh_installdocs
    dh_installchangelogs
    find . -maxdepth 1 -mindepth 1 -not -name debian -print0 | \
    		xargs -0 -r -i cp -a {} debian/bitpim
    dh_compress
    dh_makeshlibs
    dh_installdeb
    dh_shlibdeps
    dpkg-shlibdeps: error: couldn't find library libpython2.5.so.1.0 needed by debian/bitpim/usr/lib/BitPim-1.0.7/pyexpat.so (ELF format: 'elf32-i386'; RPATH: '').
    Note: libraries are not searched in other binary packages that do not have any shlibs or symbols file.
    To help dpkg-shlibdeps find private libraries, you might need to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
    dh_shlibdeps: dpkg-shlibdeps returned exit code 2
    make: [binary-arch] Error 1 (ignored)
    dh_gencontrol
    dpkg-gencontrol: error: current host architecture 'amd64' does not appear in package's architecture list (i386)
    dh_gencontrol: dpkg-gencontrol returned exit code 255
    make: *** [binary-arch] Error 1
    find: `bitpim-1.0.7': No such file or directory
    Any ideas? I'm new to Linux so I have no idea what any of this means.

  7. #117
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    Re: HOWTO: Install BitPim

    Okay, I followed OP instructions, and then JerMe's instructions on page 2. When I run "bitpim" or even "sudo bitpim" I receive this error:


    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/opt/cx_Freeze-3.0.3/initscripts/ConsoleSetLibPath.py", line 35, in <module>
    File "src/bp.py", line 20, in <module>
    File "src/bp_cli.py", line 21, in <module>
    File "src/bp_config.py", line 19, in <module>
    File "src/guihelper.py", line 23, in <module>
    File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/wx-2.8-gtk2-unicode/wx/__init__.py", line 45, in <module>
    from wx._core import *
    File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/wx-2.8-gtk2-unicode/wx/_core.py", line 4, in <module>
    import _core_
    File "ExtensionLoader_wx__core_.py", line 12, in <module>
    ImportError: libexpat.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


    In case it helps, heres the results of lsusb:


    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04e8:6640 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd Usb Modem Enumerator
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

  8. #118
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    Re: HOWTO: Install BitPim

    Good News!

    I was able to solve the problem and get bitpim to launch by downloading "compat-expat" as a rpm (from here), use alien to convert to a .deb, and installed it.

    Then, when I ran "bitpim" again, the program ran without a hitch!

  9. #119
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    Re: HOWTO: Install BitPim

    I also had problems with "libexpat.so". I just replicated the softlink and now all is well.

  10. #120
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    Re: HOWTO: Install BitPim

    This is the error I'm getting:

    pag@pag-laptop:~/Desktop/bitpim$ sudo alien -d bitpim-1.0.7-0.i386.rpm
    error: incorrect format: unknown tag
    Warning: Skipping conversion of scripts in package bitpim: postinst postrm
    Warning: Use the --scripts parameter to include the scripts.
    mkdir: cannot create directory `bitpim-1.0.7': File exists
    unable to mkdir bitpim-1.0.7: at /usr/share/perl5/Alien/Package.pm line 257.

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