Installing Zumo Drive on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
Lately, there have been more and more closed-source programs that have been available for Linux. Many of these provide pre-compiled binary packages for several distributions. In most cases, this is great. ZumoDrive, for example, provides download links for “Ubuntu 8 or later” which works up to version 9.10. The problem with these pre-compiled packages, though, is that their tied to specific versions or names of required packages. In the example of Zumo Drive, its tied to “java6-runtime”, which is no longer available in that name in Ubuntu 10.04.
So, to install ZumoDrive, you’ll have to download the requirements separately and push the install of the package manually:
~$ sudo aptitude install ca-certificates-java default-jre default-jre-headless \ icedtea-6-jre-cacao java-common libaccess-bridge-java \ libaccess-bridge-java-jni libgnet2.0-0 libinotifytools0 openjdk-6-jre \ openjdk-6-jre-headless openjdk-6-jre-lib tzdata-java ~$ sudo dpkg -i --ignore-depends=java6-common zumodrive-ubuntu8-amd64-0.983.deb
That did the trick for me. If you have any trouble, post it into the comments and i’ll help out best I can.
Update: I just checked the latest downloads from ZumoDrive and attempted to install without using this method above, and it worked. So, it appears the folks at ZumoDrive have fixed the package to install on later versions of Ubuntu. I will keep this guide here anyways.
Update 2: It seems there are some more problems cropping up with Ubuntu 11.04, so I have done some research, and come up with a workaround and put it in a new post.