Install method 1
There may be a better way to install Picasa on Pardus, so pelase up date this howto with a easier method. This method is a bit cumbersome, but does work.
Q: I miss the .bin package. Why is it gone, and how can I install Picasa 2.7 in my home directory?
We no longer ship a .bin because we prefer users to add our repository to their package manager, and use their system's normal autoupdate to pick up new versions of Picasa automatically.
If you really can't or don't want to use a .rpm or .deb package manager, you can still do a manual install into your home directory by unpacking the .deb or .rpm package. For instance, to unpack the .deb package manually, do:
cd $HOME ar x picasa_*.deb data.tar.gz tar zxf data.tar.gz
You can then run Picasa with the command:
You probably want to make an icon, shortcut, or symlink for that so you only have to type it once!
The above was from google FAQ, i did it as follows:
I extracted the picasa.deb file to my desktop. then extracted the data.tar.gz file this created a 'opt' directory on my desktop and a 'usr' folder. Then as SU i copied the 'opt/picasa' folder to my /opt/ folder so I had /opt/picasa. I aslo copied the usr/picasa file to /usr/local/bin Then edited the kde-menu to add a entry under 'graphics' for picasa, pointing to /opt/picasa/bin/picasa The icon was located at: /opt/picasa/desktop/picasa.xpm
Install method 2
Use wget to download the latest 32bit deb of picasa
2. Use ar to extract the install files from the deb
ar x picasa_2.7.3736-15_i386.deb data.tar.gz
3. Create a directory and all it's parent dirs to place picasa (~/bin/google/picasa)
mkdir -p ~/bin/google/picasa
4. Move the archive to the above dir
mv data.tar.gz ~/bin/google/picasa
5. Change to that directory
6. Extract the archive
tar zxf data.tar.gz
7. Delete the archive
rm -f data.tar.gz
8. Change dir to ~/bin
9. Create a symbolic link so that I could run ~/bin/picasa to execute the program
ln -s google/picasa/opt/picasa/bin/picasa
10. Run picasa