[CentOS] Installing Google's Picasa for Linux on CentOS

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 21:31:44 UTC 2007

On 11/6/07, Lanny Marcus <lannyma at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 06 November 2007, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> <snip>
> >Hmmm does the package look good with a
> >rpm -K picasa-2.2.2820-5.i386.rpm
> I'm not sure why I could not install the RPM for this. Then, after I
> added the Yum repository for Google, and still no joy, I went to the
> CentOS Wiki and I read about installing the rpmforge repository, which
> I have working properly. Then I searched for and found the key for
> Google and installed and verified it.
> My last attempt ended with the following:
> Dependencies Resolved
> =============================================================================
>  Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size
> =============================================================================
> Installing:
>  picasa                  i386       2.2.2820-5       google             21 M
> Transaction Summary
> =============================================================================
> Install      1 Package(s)
> Update       0 Package(s)
> Remove       0 Package(s)
> Total download size: 21 M
> Is this ok [y/N]: y
> Downloading Packages:
> Running Transaction Test
> Finished Transaction Test
> Transaction Test Succeeded
> Running Transaction
>   Installing: picasa                       ######################### [1/1]
> error: unpacking of archive failed on file
> /opt/picasa/lib/libfreetype.so;4730da7e: cpio: symlink
> Installed: picasa.i386 0:2.2.2820-5
> Complete!
> [root at dell2400 ~]#
> So, it looks like  there is a problem unpacking that file. I think
> SELinux is set to permissive on my box, so that should not be causing
> this problem. Ideas? If someone here doesn't have a solution, I will
> post in a google group. TIA! Lanny

I have Selinux on my box and am not seeing the problem. I would check
to see if /opt is full or that there is some other probelm in dmesg
that the kernl is yelling about. I would also do a audit2allow -i
/var/log/audit/audit.log to see if it says something.

Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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