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Old 08-20-2010, 06:53 PM   #1
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Testing Required for Google Talk Plugins


Hi everyone,

Linux users now have a chance to enjoy Video and Voice chat in Gmail, based on GMail's blog. So far, only deb files are provided, so there are no source yet.

I have created a SlackBuild script for Google Talk Plugins based on Erik Hanson's Google Chrome SlackBuild script, but i'm still unsure to send this package to SBo project because i need more testing on it's stability and also it's functionality.

Can anyone download the SlackBuild from RapidShare and test it?

Comments for improvements are welcome

Thanks

Update: RS link has been updated with the new SlackBuild script which should link correctly on x86_64 systems

Update 2: Another update on SlackBuild script to improve correctness (build-3)

Update 3: Update script to remove unused directories properly (build-4)

Conclusions:
- It works on 32bit and 64bit systems with multilib
- It doesn't work in pure 64bit systems as the 64bit package comes with a 32bit binary (investigated by Erik Hanson)

Last edited by willysr; 08-27-2010 at 12:55 AM. Reason: Updated Build-4
 
Old 08-20-2010, 07:27 PM   #2
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Right on it!

EDIT: works on slackware64-current multilib

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Old 08-21-2010, 12:03 AM   #3
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thanks

can you post a screenshot ?
 
Old 08-21-2010, 08:51 AM   #4
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Hi,

Your slackbuild installed correctly on Slack64 here. But not working now.

I found these links as indicated in /tmp/SBo/package-google-talkplugin/install/doinst.sh

Quote:
( cd usr/lib/firefox/plugins ; rm -rf libnpgtpo3dautoplugin.so )
( cd usr/lib/firefox/plugins ; ln -sf /opt/google/talkplugin/libnpgtpo3dautoplugin.so libnpgtpo3dautoplugin.so )
( cd usr/lib/firefox/plugins ; rm -rf libnpgoogletalk64.so )
( cd usr/lib/firefox/plugins ; ln -sf /opt/google/talkplugin/libnpgoogletalk64.so libnpgoogletalk64.so )
( cd usr/lib/mozilla/plugins ; rm -rf libnpgtpo3dautoplugin.so )
( cd usr/lib/mozilla/plugins ; ln -sf /opt/google/talkplugin/libnpgtpo3dautoplugin.so libnpgtpo3dautoplugin.so )
( cd usr/lib/mozilla/plugins ; rm -rf libnpgoogletalk64.so )
( cd usr/lib/mozilla/plugins ; ln -sf /opt/google/talkplugin/libnpgoogletalk64.so libnpgoogletalk64.so )
are linked to files in /lib and not the respective directories in /lib64.

Any option to correctly link them in /lib64 also, so it may work on pure Slack64.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: I am running Slackware64-current as of 31.07.2010, with kde-4.5 from alien's packages.

Last edited by vss2094; 08-21-2010 at 08:54 AM.
 
Old 08-21-2010, 09:11 AM   #5
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Hi,

Your slackbuild installed correctly on Slack64 here. But not working now.

I found these links as indicated in /tmp/SBo/package-google-talkplugin/install/doinst.sh



are linked to files in /lib and not the respective directories in /lib64.

Any option to correctly link them in /lib64 also, so it may work on pure Slack64.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: I am running Slackware64-current as of 31.07.2010, with kde-4.5 from alien's packages.
Hm... i don't run 64bit system here, so i can't test them here
it seems that the plugins are for 32 bit system, as Google Chrome provide x86 and x86_64, but not for this plugin
 
Old 08-21-2010, 09:48 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by vss2094 View Post
Hi,

Your slackbuild installed correctly on Slack64 here. But not working now.

I found these links as indicated in /tmp/SBo/package-google-talkplugin/install/doinst.sh



are linked to files in /lib and not the respective directories in /lib64.

Any option to correctly link them in /lib64 also, so it may work on pure Slack64.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: I am running Slackware64-current as of 31.07.2010, with kde-4.5 from alien's packages.
Please try the updated SlackBuild script. I have added custom doinst.sh for x86 and x86_64. Let's see if it works
 
Old 08-21-2010, 11:08 AM   #7
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The x86_64 plugin package can be downloaded here: http://dl.google.com/linux/direct/go...rent_amd64.deb
My friend just found it
i'll do more testing on x86_64 systems before i put the updated SlackBuilds on RapidShare again
 
Old 08-21-2010, 12:23 PM   #8
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Another update on SlackBuild script (now build-3).
Changelog:
- Better detection on x86_64 systems
- Move to appropriate lib64 in x86_64 systems
- Remove unneeded Debian-spesific documentation
 
Old 08-21-2010, 01:15 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by willysr View Post
Another update on SlackBuild script (now build-3).
Changelog:
- Better detection on x86_64 systems
- Move to appropriate lib64 in x86_64 systems
- Remove unneeded Debian-spesific documentation
upgraded to the new version of the slackbuild on x86_64 current, and now all I have is "the following plug-in has crashed in /opt/google/talkplugin/libnpgtpo3dautoplugin.so". Sound is ok but no video.

EDIT: it works. I have both video and sound.

Last edited by escaflown; 08-21-2010 at 01:27 PM.
 
Old 08-21-2010, 02:35 PM   #10
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@escaflown: what problem do you have on earlier attempt so it would crashed? and what was your solution to fix it?
perhaps i'm missing something on the SlackBuilds
 
Old 08-21-2010, 03:00 PM   #11
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I am running Slackware64 13.1 and was able to get this script to repackage the 64-bit deb file with no problems. In Chrome, aboutlugins shows the Google Talk plugin, however when I go to GMail and go into the Chat settings, it cannot seem to turn on the video. Am I missing a step? Going to http://www.google.com/chat/video asks me to download and install the plugin...

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Old 08-21-2010, 03:16 PM   #12
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I am running Slackware64 13.1 and was able to get this script to repackage the 64-bit deb file with no problems. In Chrome, aboutlugins shows the Google Talk plugin, however when I go to GMail and go into the Chat settings, it cannot seem to turn on the video. Am I missing a step? Going to http://www.google.com/chat/video asks me to download and install the plugin...
I'm getting the same behaviour. The plug-in is installed but there is no evidence of it in gmail and gmail Settings thinks it's not yet installed. Odd behaviour.
 
Old 08-21-2010, 06:51 PM   #13
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Please try the updated SlackBuild script. I have added custom doinst.sh for x86 and x86_64. Let's see if it works
Hi, thanks for quick replies.

I tried updated slackbuild script, now got links inside "/lib64/mozilla/plugins/".

It is seen installed & enabled in all three Firefox, Seamonkey & Chrome.

But, it is still not working.

May be we are missing something, somewhere.
 
Old 08-21-2010, 07:55 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by dimm0k View Post
I am running Slackware64 13.1 and was able to get this script to repackage the 64-bit deb file with no problems. In Chrome, aboutlugins shows the Google Talk plugin, however when I go to GMail and go into the Chat settings, it cannot seem to turn on the video. Am I missing a step? Going to http://www.google.com/chat/video asks me to download and install the plugin...
same here. Even though i'm already able to use video/voice feature in GMail, when i go to that website, it still asked me to download and install the plugin

an indication if your browser has turned up the video is that your icon will switch to a camera instead of a normal green circle just like in this picture : http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o...gmail-chat.jpg
 
Old 08-21-2010, 07:58 PM   #15
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Hi, thanks for quick replies.

I tried updated slackbuild script, now got links inside "/lib64/mozilla/plugins/".

It is seen installed & enabled in all three Firefox, Seamonkey & Chrome.

But, it is still not working.

May be we are missing something, somewhere.
After upgrading, try turn off the chat, refresh the browser, and turn on the chat feature. I tried this and it works

make sure that you have plugged in your webcam before you try this steps
 
  


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