Google Buzz is still in it’s early phase and so the user experience leaves a few annoyances to be dealt with. A useful extension has been written by Jeremy Chone for the Google Chrome Browser . You are advised to follow Jeremy Chone for updates about the extension. As of today, the link provided at the end of this post, has been tested and works fine.
To use the extension, you will need the very latest version of Chrome. The version in Contrib doesn’t allow extensions yet. So here’s how you should go about that:
Download the binary file.
Select the rpm version for Fedora/OpenSuse
Use Mandriva’s Sotware Installer (either Open it and Install in one step, or save it first then open it with the Installer). Install all dependencies and accept the package as “trusted” (without a signature).
Now for the fun part. Chrome won’t run. Mandriva 2010 has libbz2.so.1.0 and Chrome is searching for libbz2.so.1.0.0
Open a terminal
type this into the terminal
your root password
create a symbolic link to the absent lib.so like this
For 32-bit systems
ln -s /usr/lib/libbz2.so.1.0.0 /usr/lib/libbz2.so.1.0
For 64-bit system, the line is like this
ln -s /usr/lib64/libbz2.so.1.0.0 /usr/lib64/libbz2.so.1.0
Don’t forget to “exit” [enter] “exit” [enter]
Find Google Chrome Browser from your starting Menu
Get the extension by Jeremy Chone here:
The Chrome Google Buzz Extension affectionately known as ZBuzzR
Thank you Mr Chone, for a great piece of work. Now we can enjoy Buzzing just a little bit more.