bitpim - fatal error after phonebook download

Alex Janssen alex at
Fri Jul 25 02:29:24 UTC 2008

Alex Janssen said the following on 07/20/2008 12:33 PM:
> I'm running bitpim set for a V3cm phone on Ubuntu 8.04.
> I't seems to download the data ok, but crashes when it tries to draw the 
> screen for the phonebook.
> Anyone else had this problem?
> I created a bug report file if you would like to look at it.
> The error message is below.
> Thanks for any help,
> Alex
Apparently, the Ubuntu repository version of bitpim(v1.02) is broken.  I 
un-installed it and install the version(1.05) from and the 
problems did not show themselves.  All is well, now. 

It seems that even with all the great effort that Mark Shuttleworth's 
Ubuntu crew puts into it, that even they cannot keep up with all the 
packages that are offered in the distribution.  The individual project 
leaders cannot be expected to keep up with all the GNU/Linux 
distibutions, either.  Maybe the distributions should just link to the 
project web sites instead of trying to  maintain a repository of apps, 
although, this model has been very successful for the most part.


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