Google Chrome Beta v5.0.307.11 :: Mandriva 2010 

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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

Solution:

Open a terminal

type this into the terminal

su

[enter]

your root password

[enter]

cd /

[enter]

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

[enter]

exit

[enter]

exit

[enter]

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
Applications/Internet/More/Google Chrome

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.