SOLVED: Re: [CentOS] Installing Google's Picasa for Linux on CentOS 5

Lanny Marcus lannyma at
Tue Nov 6 23:29:33 UTC 2007

On 06 November 2007, Arnaud Gomes-do-Vale Arnaud.Gomes at wrote:
Tue Nov 6 21:44:19 UTC 2007
>After ruling out the obvious (is /opt full?), check your logs (most
>probably dmesg and/or /var/log/messages).

>Now a wild guess: what file system are you using for /opt? Does it
>support symlinks?

JACKPOT! Your "wild guess" was *dead* on! Google is installing into
/opt    I'd forgotten that I have /opt as  FAT32, to safely move files
between NTFS and ext3. This is a dual boot, WinXP and CentOS 5 box.

Thank you!  I will install Picasa on my wife's box, when she's not using it.
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