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Old 04-23-2008, 08:30 PM   #1
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Picasa 2.7 will not start


Has anyone got Picasa 2.7 to work on Slackware 12?

I get the rpm package installed via rpm2tgz and pkgtools fine but when running /usr/bin/picasa the splash screen comes up and the media detector appears in the system tray but goes no further. I need to use killpicasa script to get rid of the frozen space where the splash screen was.

I've tried moving the picasa directory and sudo sysctl -w vm.mmap_min_addr=0 which were mentioned in other forums but neither worked. Neither root nor user can run picasa.

thanks in advance,
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kernel 2.6.24.3
 
Old 04-23-2008, 08:42 PM   #2
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Try the Slack build.

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/12.0/graphics/picasa/
 
Old 04-23-2008, 08:53 PM   #3
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This script is for the .bin, not an .rpm

Not sure if a .bin version exists for 2.7, but I could be looking in the wrong place.
 
Old 04-23-2008, 09:20 PM   #4
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Using Alien would be better to convert the rpm, as rpm2tgz doesn't convert install scripts or something like that (I have virtually no experience with either one). So you could always try Alien to install the rpm and see if it works. Beyond that, I haven't actually tested Picasa to see if it works in Slackware 12.0, so I can't suggest anything else.
 
Old 04-23-2008, 10:12 PM   #5
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I have it running, but I have it installed to my /home/user/Picasa directory.

I did the following:

Create a /home/<user>/Picasa folder. (doesn't matter where you put the folder or what you call it really)

Put the picasa-2.7.3736-15.i386.rpm in this directory and run the following command (stolen from the OpenOffice build script on slackbuilds.)
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for FILE in *.rpm ; do rpm2cpio < $FILE | cpio -imdv ; done
The executable is in /home/<user>/Picasa/opt/picasa/bin/

Rename your .picasa directory or picasa will complain about being run from 2 locations (if you have an older version installed currently)

I did this on -current so YMMV, but it gives you something relatively painless to try.

Ugly, but I suppose it can be used as the beginnings of a buildscript. Since it's only installed in your home directory, you can just delete it if it doesn't live up to expectations..
 
Old 04-24-2008, 01:29 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the advice. I found something that worked so I didn't try the cpio solution. BTW, the slackware repository (as far as I see) only has picasa 2.2.

The solution and explanation of the problem:
http://groups.google.com/group/Googl...69ac6eb83a796f

chris
 
Old 04-24-2008, 02:09 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the advice. I found something that worked so I didn't try the cpio solution. BTW, the slackware repository (as far as I see) only has picasa 2.2.

The solution and explanation of the problem:
http://groups.google.com/group/Googl...69ac6eb83a796f

chris
I thought I'd give your solution a try. I successfully installed picasa to my home directory using the .deb download.
Thanks for the link:-)

added later: this is picasa running on slack 12, xfce 4.4.1

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...est/picasa.jpg

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Old 04-24-2008, 02:50 PM   #8
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I just had a look at picasa 2.7.x, and I think I've got a working build script for it.
http://rlworkman.net/slackbuilds/
It starts up a bit slow here, but seems to work fine after that.
Feedback is welcome, preferably before Slackware 12.1 releases, as that's probably what will go into the SBo 12.1 repository.
 
Old 04-24-2008, 02:55 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thatwaschrislee View Post
Thanks for all the advice. I found something that worked so I didn't try the cpio solution. BTW, the slackware repository (as far as I see) only has picasa 2.2.

The solution and explanation of the problem:
http://groups.google.com/group/Googl...69ac6eb83a796f
Hmm, since you've joined that google group, would you be so kind as to ask (and let me know) which file(s) are affected by that? I'd like to confirm that my repackaging of the .deb archive doesn't suffer from the same problem.
 
Old 04-24-2008, 03:32 PM   #10
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I just had a look at picasa 2.7.x, and I think I've got a working build script for it.
http://rlworkman.net/slackbuilds/
It starts up a bit slow here, but seems to work fine after that.
Feedback is welcome, preferably before Slackware 12.1 releases, as that's probably what will go into the SBo 12.1 repository.
Thanks, Robby. Do you have a source file to go with the build script? That is, which source file did you use?

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Old 04-24-2008, 03:40 PM   #11
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Thanks, Robby. Do you have a source file to go with the build script?
The download link is in the .info file.
I haven't read google's terms (nor do I care to do so), and therefore I'm not hosting the source tarball (just to be safe).
 
Old 04-24-2008, 03:42 PM   #12
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The download link is in the .info file.
I haven't read google's terms (nor do I care to do so), and therefore I'm not hosting the source tarball (just to be safe).
Thanks:-) I'll go take a look:-)
 
Old 04-24-2008, 03:53 PM   #13
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Thanks, Robby:-) I removed the other picasa install in my home directory. Your build script worked perfectly and created a picasa package that integrated nicely into XFce on Slackware 12.0.
 
Old 04-26-2008, 12:36 PM   #14
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Hi Robby,
I don't mind asking for you but I think it better if you just joined and asked directly. I'm quite new to Linux and may miss something.

chris
 
Old 04-26-2008, 01:45 PM   #15
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Hi Robby,
I don't mind asking for you but I think it better if you just joined and asked directly. I'm quite new to Linux and may miss something.
That's a fair argument

The thing is, I think the response given was a crock of crap, but I don't care to join yet another google group just to challenge it (and then have to un-join the group later). I repackaged the .deb (as you can see in my build script), and since I used *makepkg* to do it, a too-long filename would cause just as much problem for me. In essence, I don't think that's the issue at all - I'm guessing that the rpm2tgz conversion lost some important bits, but since I haven't tested it, that's just conjecture based on prior experience.
 
  


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