I've noticed a new release of Picasa (3.9). How would I install it over my current install of Picasa?
To install Picasa 3.9
2) Download Picasa 3.9 from google:
cd ~/ && wget http://dl.google.com/picasa/picasa39-setup.exe
3) Install Picasa with wine:
To fix login
Now you have Picasa 3.9 installed but there is a problem if you want to login to Google to upload some pictures, so to fix it do this:
4) Install Internet Explorer 6:
env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.tmp winetricks ie6
You will have to click "Next" and "Accept" in a few windows:
5) Copy the installation into wine folder:
cp -r ~/.tmp/* ~/.wine/
6) Done! Now just open Picasa as any other program:
Open Dash and search for Picasa. Click at the top right corner to login:
I) With this method each user will have to run the steps 2 to 5 to get Picasa fully working into his/her user folder. Or ask for he/she to run this once at terminal:
cd ~/ && wget http://dl.google.com/picasa/picasa39-setup.exe && wine ~/picasa39-setup.exe && env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.tmp winetricks ie6 && cp -r ~/.tmp/* ~/.wine/
II) If you are feeling lazy, just paste this at terminal and all the steps above will be done for you (as a user specific installation):
sudo apt-get install wine winetricks && cd ~/ && wget http://dl.google.com/picasa/picasa39-setup.exe && wine ~/picasa39-setup.exe && env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.tmp winetricks ie6 && cp -r ~/.tmp/* ~/.wine/
III) After the step 5, the file "picasa39-setup.exe" can be deleted:
And also the folder "~/.tmp":
IV) To uninstall everything:
sudo apt-get remove --purge wine ; sudo apt-get remove --purge winetricks ; sudo apt-get autoremove ; sudo rm /usr/share/applications/Picasa3.desktop ; rm ~/picasa39-setup.exe ; rm -r ~/.tmp ; rm -r ~/.wine ; rm -r ~/.local/share/applications/wine* ; sed -i '/wine/d' ~/.local/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache
If you use Picasa 3.9, you will not be able to connect to your Google account. According to Google employee Brian Rose, the authentication mechanism was changed to OAuth using an implementation that is currently not compatible with Wine.
There is an entry in Wine's AppDB for Picasa 3.9, and I submitted a bug report. As a workaround, install Internet Explorer 6 using Winetricks. You have to use the upstream Winetricks script, since the one packaged in Ubuntu has a broken Internet Explorer link.
wget http://winetricks.org/winetricks chmod +x winetricks WINEPREFIX=~/.wine ./winetricks ie6
PlayOnLinux is a graphical front-end for the Wine software compatibility layer which allows Linux users to install Windows-based video games, as well as many other applications such as Apple iTunes, Safari, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Internet Explorer.
wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add - sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_trusty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install playonlinux
Search and do what the wizard says:
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