Update: Installing ZumoDrive on Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty)
Due to a few requests from the original post , I decided to look into why people are having trouble with installing ZumoDrive in Ubuntu 11.04. While I don’t use this program anymore, I thought that seeing people were still visiting this site and take the time to comment and ask a question, I would try the best I could to help out.
Note: I’m using Ubuntu 11.04 32bit, clean install inside of VirtualBox. So, your mileage may vary, if this doesn’t work for you, please post.
Update: According to commenter “Eduardo”, this method worked on 64bit as well
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Make sure you have a fully updated system.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Download ZumoDrive for your architecture by going to http://www.zumodrive.com/download/zumodrive?platform=linux .
Keep in mind that I haven’t tested this for 64bit (but I don’t see why it would be any different) This has been tested on 64bit, and works fine. NOTE: Save this to your folder, don’t launch it yet.
Enable Canonical Partners APT repository by going to Applications -> Ubuntu Software Centre then select Edit Menu->Software Sources . Enter your password, then go to the Other Software tab, and ensure the following line has a check in it:
Canonical Partners - Software packaged by Canonical for thier partners
Then click Close. At this point, Ubuntu Software Centre will reload its repository, let that finish, then close it off. Next, open up Applications->Accessories->Terminal and execute the following:
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-bin sun-java6-plugin
That will install Sun’s Java release. Next, we need to fix some missing links that ZumoDrive looks for:
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-126.96.36.199/jre/lib/i386/libjava.so .
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-188.8.131.52/jre/lib/i386/client/libjvm.so .
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-184.108.40.206/jre/lib/i386/libverify.so .
Next, we need to install an older version of xul-runner. Why? I haven’t the slightest clue, but it works…
sudo apt-get install xulrunner-1.9.2
Now, we need to set an environment variable that gets set whenever you login, I chose throwing this in /etc/profile so its system-wide. So, open up that file with sudo nano -w /etc/profile and add the following at the bottom:
Finally, head back to the directory where you downloaded ZumoDrive and attempt to install it:
sudo dpkg -i zumodrive-ubuntu8-i386-0.989.deb
If you get any errors about missing dependencies, just run:
sudo apt-get -f install
That should install what’s missing and finish installing zumo drive.
Finally, restart your computer. You have to restart for this to take effect. Just logging out and back in didn’t do the trick for me.
Let me know if this worked for you. Good luck!