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Rupadhya 01-09-2013 09:07 PM

Getting Google Picasa working on Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow)
 
Hello,

I have made the plunge, upgrading my Fedora 17 to Fedora 18. It is working very well, and my software is working with exception of one application. I occassionally run the old Google Picasa 3.0 for Linux. It is delivered as an RPM called picasa-3.0-current.i386.rpm

It is failing on the install on Fedora 18.

I am installing it with,
Code:

rpm -ivh ./picasa-3.0-current.i386.rpm
and I get the errors...

Code:

error: Failed dependencies:
        libaudiofile.so.0 is needed by picasa-3.0.5744-02.i386
        libesd.so.0 is needed by picasa-3.0.5744-02.i386
        libgphoto2.so.2 is needed by picasa-3.0.5744-02.i386

Any ideas to get RPM to load the above dependencies? Thank you..


- Raj

TB0ne 01-11-2013 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rupadhya (Post 4866629)
Hello,
I have made the plunge, upgrading my Fedora 17 to Fedora 18. It is working very well, and my software is working with exception of one application. I occassionally run the old Google Picasa 3.0 for Linux. It is delivered as an RPM called picasa-3.0-current.i386.rpm

It is failing on the install on Fedora 18. I am installing it with,
Code:

rpm -ivh ./picasa-3.0-current.i386.rpm
and I get the errors...
Code:

error: Failed dependencies:
        libaudiofile.so.0 is needed by picasa-3.0.5744-02.i386
        libesd.so.0 is needed by picasa-3.0.5744-02.i386
        libgphoto2.so.2 is needed by picasa-3.0.5744-02.i386

Any ideas to get RPM to load the above dependencies? Thank you..

You're not doing anything to load the dependencies with an RPM command. Use yum instead, but since you're using a BETA version of Fedora, those packages may not be available yet. What do you need picasa for, specifically? There are lots of Linux graphics programs already that may have the functionality you want.

Rupadhya 01-11-2013 11:57 AM

Is there a way to convert the command rpm -ivh to a yum command?

To answer your question, I usuallly don't use Picasa for much of anything. It was the last application that I really ever booted XP up to use. It has a feature to look through your entire picture repository really quickly with small renderings of your pictures. Google has decided to not support Picasa on the Linux platform, thus my usage of the Beta release 3.0 of Picasa.

For photo editing, I use GIMP on Linux instead of Adobe Photoshop on Windows, and I usually use the browsing capability of Nautilus to look at the small renderings of the photos.

Sometimes, I have to quickly scan the library for a particular picture and Picasa is a very fast tool for that.

- Raj

TB0ne 01-11-2013 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rupadhya (Post 4867905)
Is there a way to convert the command rpm -ivh to a yum command?

Yes...type in "yum install <package name>". Read the man page on the yum command. Again...you are using a BETA version of the OS, and you're using old Linux software too. Between the two, the packages may not exist AT ALL.
Quote:

To answer your question, I usuallly don't use Picasa for much of anything. It was the last application that I really ever booted XP up to use. It has a feature to look through your entire picture repository really quickly with small renderings of your pictures. Google has decided to not support Picasa on the Linux platform, thus my usage of the Beta release 3.0 of Picasa.

For photo editing, I use GIMP on Linux instead of Adobe Photoshop on Windows, and I usually use the browsing capability of Nautilus to look at the small renderings of the photos.

Sometimes, I have to quickly scan the library for a particular picture and Picasa is a very fast tool for that.
Try Digikam or gwenview...they build galleries, and are native to Linux.

Rupadhya 01-11-2013 09:14 PM

I tried to re-install Picasa, to no avail. Looks like it is looking for the library libgphoto2.so.2. Here is the error I get. I tried Gwenview and it is Ok. I miss the seamless way that Picasa handles your whole image collection. I am installing digikam right now.

- Raj

Code:

# yum install picasa-3.0-current.i386.rpm
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Examining picasa-3.0-current.i386.rpm: picasa-3.0.5744-02.i386
Marking picasa-3.0-current.i386.rpm to be installed
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package picasa.i386 0:3.0.5744-02 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libaudiofile.so.0 for package: picasa-3.0.5744-02.i386
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * fedora: mirror.steadfast.net
 * kde-redhat-stable: mirror.unl.edu
 * kde-redhat-stable-all: kdeforge.unl.edu
 * livna: rpm.livna.org
 * rpmfusion-free: mirror.hiwaay.net
 * rpmfusion-free-updates: fr2.rpmfind.net
 * rpmfusion-nonfree: mirror.hiwaay.net
 * rpmfusion-nonfree-updates: fr2.rpmfind.net
 * updates: mirror.steadfast.net
--> Processing Dependency: libesd.so.0 for package: picasa-3.0.5744-02.i386
--> Processing Dependency: libgphoto2.so.2 for package: picasa-3.0.5744-02.i386
--> Running transaction check
---> Package audiofile.i686 1:0.2.7-4.fc18 will be installed
---> Package esound-libs.i686 1:0.2.41-6.fc18 will be installed
---> Package picasa.i386 0:3.0.5744-02 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libgphoto2.so.2 for package: picasa-3.0.5744-02.i386
--> Restarting Dependency Resolution with new changes.
--> Running transaction check
---> Package picasa.i386 0:3.0.5744-02 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: picasa-3.0.5744-02.i386 (/picasa-3.0-current.i386)
          Requires: libgphoto2.so.2
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest


TB0ne 01-12-2013 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rupadhya (Post 4868144)
I tried to re-install Picasa, to no avail. Looks like it is looking for the library libgphoto2.so.2. Here is the error I get. I tried Gwenview and it is Ok. I miss the seamless way that Picasa handles your whole image collection. I am installing digikam right now.

Right...as said, an old version of Picasa on a beta version of Fedora might not install/work AT ALL. Gwenview is ok, but digiKam is much better, in my opinion.

Rupadhya 01-13-2013 12:55 PM

Well,
I instaled digikam, and it is OK. It takes awhile to do the initial scan of the pictures, but I could wait. IMHO not as good as Picasa.

Just for fun, I opened picasa-3.0-current.i386.rpm with Archive Manager and discovered it is actually a Windows application with a Wine wrapper. I was kind of opposed to Wine for anything on Linux because this is Linux, and really why do you need to run a crummy Windows app on it anyway when their is probably a FOSS version of it out there somewhere, but I thought it would be a good challenge. I installed Wine, and continued on my journey.

I downloaded the newest Picasa 3.9 from CNET Download, and went to work installing / configuring it. I got it working, and created a simple shell script to launch Picasa.
Code:

#!/bin/sh
#  picasa
#  Simple script to launch Picasa
wine "/home/raj/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Google/Picasa3/Picasa3.exe"

So what do you know, it works! So, without too much trouble I can run the only app I really care about on Windows!!

I really like Linux as you can configure just about everything, and there is about a dozen ways to solve the same problem.

Thanks for everyone's help!

- Raj


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