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    Hello,

    The package manager runs when a user clicks on a .rpm file automatically. I tried clicking on it from a normal user dolphin window and it opened up but since it can't install to a /something directory, I had to run it as su. So I try to open dolphin as su and then click on my file. I see the package editor starting up (bouncy icon and a space in the panel) but it never actually pops up a window. Now when I click on the file from either user this is happening. What's going on? Is this a bug?

    **update, it popped up from normal user after like 10x attempts and it said that the repository already exists and this is an unexpected error. what does that mean? what errors are "expected"?

    trying to install chrome

    Thanks for your help,

    Alex

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    When running this with rpm --install it clearly shows a dependency problem: lsb >= 3.2

    I downloaded lsb releases 4.0 and it installed. Now I try to run chrome and it does the bouncy thing but doesn't actually open. yay.

    gotta luv cryptic error messages from kpackagekit tho.

    Is anyone out there running chrome on 11.4x86_64?

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    Sorry for all the posts. not allowed to edit anymore.

    Update: now I can't find chromium in yast. It popped up when I was first time but now that chrome is installed, chromium doesn't come up in search. Is this normal? Does google not want you running these side by side for some reason? grrrr....

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    Default Re: kpackagekit package manager can't start from su dolphin

    bananapeal wrote:

    >
    > When running this with rpm --install it clearly shows a dependency
    > problem: lsb >= 3.2
    >
    > I downloaded lsb releases 4.0 and it installed. Now I try to run chrome
    > and it does the bouncy thing but doesn't actually open. yay.
    >
    > gotta luv cryptic error messages from kpackagekit tho.
    >
    > Is anyone out there running chrome on 11.4x86_64?
    >

    There was a missing dependency in chrome (I again forgot), open a terminal
    and run "google-chrome" it will give you info about a missing library. Post
    the message here.

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    martin_helm wrote:

    > There was a missing dependency in chrome (I again forgot), open a terminal
    > and run "google-chrome" it will give you info about a missing library.
    > Post the message here.
    >

    If it shows something about libpng, here is the solution I gave in another
    thread:
    Install the package libpng12-0 (and maybe libpng12-0-32bit if it does not
    help) with yast or zypper to solve that.

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    Martin,

    I don't know how you know what you know but that did it!! I was a tad impatient, and at first baffled by kpackage's behavior

    A few questions if you don't mind though,

    1. why did rpm --install not show the dependency you mention?
    2. why did chromium disappear from YaST even after I uninstalled the failed chrome? Or even now since chrome is installed?

    Thanks!

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    bananapeal wrote:

    > 1. why did rpm --install not show the dependency you mention?

    First of all it is a problem that google did not properly put the dependency
    for this special version of libpng into the rpm (you can inspect the rpm to
    see what is required exactly, this is from memory so not very exact, I think
    they required libpng which is version 14 on openSUSE not the older 12).
    The rpm command can only know what the packager put as information into the
    rpm file, nothing else.

    > 2. why did chromium disappear from YaST even after I uninstalled the
    > failed chrome? Or even now since chrome is installed?

    That is beyond me, sorry. I never tried to install both at the same time. I
    guess (really a blind guess) that because chrome and chromium are so similar
    (but not exactly the same, one is proprietary the other open source) you
    have some strange side effects because of the overlap between both.

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