Fedora 18 and NeverNote

NeverNote

As probably many other fellow linux users, if you are fond of EverNote for your note-taking needs, you might be using NeverNote as your desktop client. In Fedora 18 however, trying to install from the RPM fails with the following error:

Transaction Check Error:
file / from install of nixnote-1.5-2.x86_64 conflicts with file from package filesystem-3.1-2.fc18.x86_64
file /usr/bin from install of nixnote-1.5-2.x86_64 conflicts with file from package filesystem-3.1-2.fc18.x86_64

This happens because the developer is using alien to convert the .deb to an .rpm and somewhere this process breaks. I found many suggested solutions scattered around the web. What worked for me was to download the tar.gz version from the project download page, unzip the file and run as root the included install.sh. In order for nixnote to work properly, additionally I had to:

yum install openssl-devel Gtk+-devel perl-TermReadKey

I hope this saves some trouble from others 🙂
Should you ever want to completely remove it, all you need to do is:

rm -rf /usr/share/nixnote/ /usr/share/applications/nixnote.desktop

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