Palmpilot sync problems with both kpilot, jpilot, pilot-sync, ...
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Thu Aug 4 17:08:16 UTC 2005
On Thu, 2005-08-04 at 11:49 -0400, Steven W. Orr wrote:
> On Thursday, Aug 4th 2005 at 08:24 -0400, quoth Rodolfo Alcázar:
> =>Palm pilot, by the moment, cannot sync apparently due to a bug on
> =>udev-0.58-1, FC4, which causes a huge delay on ttyUSB creation, moment
> =>by when palm is not polling for sync anymore. You can test it. See
> =>seems duplicate of:
> =>Isnt that your problem?
> Please do not toppost.
> The bug is not in udev. There is a problem in pilot-link in FC4. The
> problem also manifests in palms over a fixed serial port.
> You need to back out the pilot-link that comes with FC4 use older fc3
> Personally, I'm suprised that this has not yet been fixed.
Actually, it's a bit more complicated than all that. I believe this has
been discussed before, so a search of the archives would probably find
additional information, but let me summarize my take on it....
The developer of pilot-link has been putting together a new version
dubbed 0.12, but this new version has a new API. Now pilot-link
provides the low-level routines for several high level packages, like
jpilot, gnome-pilot, etc. While the developers of those other pieces
are aware of the new 0.12 API, most are still just starting to re-write
their code to utilize it, and do not generally have a timeline. Also,
the developer of pilot-link has been pretty emphatic that no
distribution should be shipping 0.12 of his code yet, until everyone has
ample time to "catch up".
So, I suppose the mistake, if you want to call it that, is that the
packagers for Fedora Core 4, saw the new version of pilot-link and since
we're the bleeding edge, decided to include it on the distribution. Of
course, this then breaks all the packages that run on top of it.
At the moment, the question becomes, do we as users, and does the Fedora
package maintainer take the step back and put us back on 0.11 of
pilot-link or try to help the other code "catch up" to the new
interface. I believe they are trying the second approach, but it is an
awful lot of work hence the huge pause in delivery. Of course, going
backwards can create a lot of dependency issues as there are a bunch of
packages that utilize the pilot-link API....
Add to this the fact that the evolution conduits that ship with
evolution (but use gnome-pilot which in turn uses pilot-link) have had
their own set of issues/brokenness and there's lots of confusion running
Also the myriad of connectivity capabilities for Palm based devices
always introduces some fun with udev and some pesky USB issues that are
intermittently hitting different releases of the kernel, apparently....
So I think all the responses in this thread have had merit and the OP
will need to determine how they want to progress....
Personally I am just using the "new" pilot-link to perform backups of my
Palm and ignoring the synchronization capabilities with Evolution, that
I used to rely on in FC3..... And, I'm trying to relax and learn how
to spell P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E..... :-) Hopefully I'll have full sync'ing
again soon (looks like updates-testing has a new gnome-pilot - hmmmm,
something to play with this weekend???)....
> =>On Thu, 2005-08-04 at 00:22 +0000, William W. Austin wrote:
> =>> About a week ago, suddenly my palm pilot (tungsten t3) stopped sync'ing
> =>> with one of my computers (usb cradle). I checked the cradle, the
> =>> cables, the power, the connectors on the palm pilot, etc. - everything
> =>> was fine. Running usbview the device shows up normally. Nothing
> =>> unusual in /var/log/messages and dmesg showed nothing odd. I had done
> =>> no new rpms for a couple of weeks, so I was at a loss. /dev/ttyUSB
> =>> were both created as normal, and one was linked to /dev/pilot.
> A: Maybe because some people are too annoyed by top-posting.
> Q: Why do I not get an answer to my question(s)?
> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
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