Native sunbird issues.... (deskutils/sunbird)

Eric Schuele e.schuele at
Fri Mar 3 13:57:50 PST 2006

Raaf wrote:
> Eric Schuele wrote:
>> I posted this to questions@ the other day... thought I'd try here too.
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Hello,
>> Anyone using the deskutils/sunbird (not deskutils/linux-sunbird)?
>> I had been using the linux-sunbird for some time (probably because I
>> could never get the native port to run, don't remember), but I recently
>> used the libtool+gtk issues I was experiencing as an excuse to try out
>> my "rebuild my machine quickly scripts".... and decided to install
>> deskutils/sunbird instead.
>> In any case.  The native port does not seem to run for me, and I was
>> wondering if anyone was using it successfully, and if they had any
>> hurdles to overcome in getting it working.
>> I did the normal "make install clean" in the appropriate dir (everything
>> went well).  Running it for the first time, I see the process in top,
>> and it writes a bit to the console, but then exits.  All subsequent
>> attempts to run it result in the following at the console:
>>    Starting calendar alarm service
>>    error creating table cal_calendars -- probably already exists
>>    error creating table cal_calendars_prefs -- probably already exists
>>    observer added
>>    observer removed
>> and the process exits.  FWIW, I seem to recall seeing the above at the
>> console even with a working deskutils/linux-sunbird.
>> Using RELENG_6 as of yesterday.
>> Any ideas?  Any more information needed?
> I got it working but i don't remember exactly how, i think all you
> have to do is to run it as root once.

Excellent! That did it.


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