Monday, August 30, 2010

Google Chrome cannot be installed in PCLinuxOS 2010.07

I have documented in another post that Google Chrome cannot be installed in CentOS 5.5 due to Linux Standard Base library is outdated.

I would expect differently with PCLinux OS as it is trying to get as updated as possible to the extent that the distro is releasing new version quarterly.

Here is the version of Chrome that I am trying to install:
[root@localhost Downloads]# rpm -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm warning: google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 7fac5991 error: Failed dependencies: lsb >= 3.2 is needed by google-chrome-stable-5.0.375.127-55887.i386

As you can see, it complains that lsb needed by the package is 3.2 but what is installed is 2.0.x.
[root@localhost Downloads]# apt-cache show lsb-release Package: lsb-release Section: System/Base Installed Size: 19233 Packager: Texstar Version: 2.0-5pclos2007 Depends: bash Provides: lsb-release = 2.0-5pclos2007 Architecture: i586 Size: 1 MD5Sum: Filename: Summary: Linux Standard Base tools Description: LSB version query program This program forms part of the required functionality of the LSB (Linux Standard Base) specification. The program queries the installed state of the distribution to display certain properties such as the version of the LSB against which the distribution claims compliance as well. It can also attempt to display the name and release of the distribution along with an identifier of who produces the distribution.

It is interesting to note that LSB 2.0 was released around September of 2004. So this package was not updated for 6 years. This feels like eternity in internet time.

Well, fallback to Firefox :)

~ts

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