Syncing your BlackBerry on Ubuntu

Linux users who also use a BlackBerry ™ now have an option for managing their BlackBerry directly from Linux.

Barry is an Open Source application that will provide synchronization, backup, restore and program management for BlackBerry ™ devices. Barry is primarily developed on Linux, but is intended as a cross platform library and application set, targeting Linux, BSD, 32/64bit, and big/little endian systems.

The Barry project began in October 2005 and has steadily added features and polish to Blackberry usage on Linux ever since. We were the first to reverse engineer the battery charging handshake via USB.

Today, it is possible to:

* charge your Blackberry's battery from your USB port
* parse the following database records: Address Book, Email, Calendar, Service Book, Memos, Tasks, PIN Messages, Saved Email, Folders, Phone Call Logs, and SMS messages
* build the following database records: Address Book, Calendar, Memos, Tasks
* export Address Book contacts in text or LDAP LDIF format
* make full data backups and restores of your device using a GUI
* synchronize contacts and calendar items using the OpenSync framework
* use the Blackberry as a modem
* install and manage Java applications from the command line
* take screenshots of your device
* set the device time from the command line
* ... and more

Install barry in ubuntu 10.10/10.04/9.10

Open terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:doctormo/barry-snapshot
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install barry-util opensync-plugin-barry-4x

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13 thoughts on “Syncing your BlackBerry on Ubuntu

  1. opensync-plugin-barry-4x: Depends: libbarry0 (= 0.17-1830-0lucid0) but 0.15-1ubuntu2 is to be installed

    Nice… Nothing I’ve tried gets around this error. Any thoughts?

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    admin Reply:

    Try to run the following command from your terminal

    sudo apt-get -f install

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  2. On Ubuntu 9.10 it doesn’t work:

    % sudo apt-get install barry-util opensync-plugin-barry-4x

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    opensync-plugin-barry-4x: Depends: libbarry0 (= 0.17-1830-0karmic0) but 0.14-2.1ubuntu1 is to be installed
    E: Broken packages

    Will an updated version of libbarry0 be published in the ppa repository?

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  3. “The packages are in “building” state:”

    And this means? I should try the install later today, tomorrow, next week, never?

    Was the package announced before it was even finished and ready for distro?

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  4. Any idea when it will be ready? As of this posting it is still failing to install with –

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    opensync-plugin-barry-4x: Depends: libbarry0 (= 0.17-1830-0lucid0) but 0.15-1ubuntu2 is to be installed
    E: Broken packages

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  5. No joy. “The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    opensync-plugin-barry-4x: Depends: libbarry0 (= 0.17-1830-0lucid0) but 0.17-1836-0lucid0 is to be installed
    E: Broken packages”

    This app could have been totally useful to me but it’s in a frozen state.

    Keep it under wraps until it’s ready for prime time please.

    PLEASE post up when it’s complete. And shoot the Geek for posting something that’s not ready for prime time. Not the first time he’s done this.

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  6. Frustrating. I’m using 9.04 but added the add-apt-respository functionality to make it work. Everything was fine until I actually tried to download and install the barry package.

    E: Couldn’t find package opensync-plugin-barry-4

    I’ve tried a few times over the past two years to get barry to work, and it never does. Maybe more work should be done before it’s made available.

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  7. Please don’t try this just following one tutorial only… mine is working using several different tutorial … the important things is, that it’s really can works using your blackberry as a dial up modem, the problem was setting the right program & typing the right configuration according to your hardware to use it… so for u who can’t make it works … be patient & keep working on it…

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