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Old 12-19-2010, 09:15 PM   #1
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Failed attepts at installing google earth 6, debian Squeeze\Sid


Hello all,
Tried using SMXI to install google earth many times. Reports it installed but there is no googleearth-bin installed on my system. Used "find / -iname 'googleearth-bin" as root from / with no results. upon executing googleearth it reports "/usr/lib/googleearth/googleearth-bin not found" I did a search to find just in case it put it somewhere else. (When I installed it in Lenny it puts it in a direcory called /opt/google-earth/googleearth.bin).

I see a google earth package in the debian repository specified for Sid that will allow one to generate a custom .deb file to install Google earth. I downloaded it but am unshure how to use it. It shows there are other files nessisary for the instalation as well in the repository. The readme file assumes I know what I am doing and I am afraid of messing something up. Would someone please give me code to install in this manner if one thinks this is best. I can susspect thet one or more other nessisary files are possibly not on my system. Is there some code to install and also install the dependent files as well?

I generaly use Synaptic or SMXI to install software as in the event something goes wrong, brakes or just does nort work I can uninstall completley wthout having problems. still new to Debian and computers in general.

Generic desktop intel P4 with Geforce 7100 GS with Nvidia chip.
Thanks, Jon
 
Old 12-19-2010, 09:30 PM   #2
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Using Lenny.

GoogleEarthLinux.bin is the name of the installation file.

googleearth is the name of the executable, which installs by default to /opt/google-earth.

There is a googleearth-bin in /opt/google-earth on my system, but invoking it does not start the program; in fact, it gives me a "command not found," even though its permissions are -rwxr-xr-x. Invoking googleearth starts the program.
 
Old 12-19-2010, 10:04 PM   #3
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I used lousy grammer, I did in fact execute Google Earth by typing "googleearth" in terminal after instalation, it then gives error "/usr/lib/googleearth/googleearth-bin not found". I have no problems at all installing and running Google Earth on Lenny, just Squeeze/Sid. Any suggestions welcome , Jon
 
Old 12-20-2010, 06:52 AM   #4
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I may be off topic but

according to my console history,
this is what I've done to my computer running Debian Squeeze 64bit.

Quote:
su
aptitude install lsb-core lib32nss-mdns ia32-libs-gtk
aptitude install googleearth-package
make-googleearth-package --force
dpkg -i googleearth_6.0.0.1735+0.5.7-1_amd64.deb
and googleearth is working fine here
 
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:28 PM   #5
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according to my console history,
this is what I've done to my computer running Debian Squeeze 64bit.



and googleearth is working fine here
Works for me too.
Don't forget you will also need the ia32-libs package as well.
 
Old 12-20-2010, 09:20 PM   #6
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I am using 32 bit, any suggested changes? Thanks, Jon
 
Old 12-20-2010, 09:47 PM   #7
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This is decidedly odd.

I do not have a /usr/lib/googleearth/ on my Debian box, but I do have one on my Ubuntu box. Of course, I'm running Lenny, not Squeeze. That's probably the difference.

I had problems getting Google Earth to run on Ubuntu, but they turned out to be permissions problems.
 
Old 12-21-2010, 11:16 PM   #8
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Just trying to get my source.list correct. I used SMXI to upgrade system a while back. Nothing was mentioned in the process that it would upgrade to sid. When I do a "cat /etc/debian_version" I get reported "squeeze/sid". What am I running now, Squeeze or Sid? and what should my source.list look like? I can not get a listing in Synaptic for googleearth with current source.list. After upgrade there was changes in my source.list that reflect sid as well as squeeze. I tried adding Sid repository that has the googleearth package but it will not show up in Synaptic. Here is what my source.list looks like, don't mind the # out stuff. This got to be some of my problem.


#
#
# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux squeeze-di-beta1 _Squeeze_ - Official Beta i386 DVD Binary-1 20101027-01:46]/ squeeze contrib main
#
#3deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib
#
# deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib
#
# Liquorix sources added by smxi
deb http://liquorix.net/debian/ sid main
#
# aptosid sources added by smxi
deb http://aptosid.com/debian/ sid main fix.main
deb-src http://aptosid.com/debian/ sid main fix.main
#
#
#
###########################
## Debian Testing/Squeeze ##
###########################
# Testing
#
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
#
#
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze/updates contrib
#
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
#Testing Security http://secure-testing-master.debian.net/
#
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze/updates non-free
#Testing Proposed Updates
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing-proposed-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing-proposed-updates main contrib non-free
#
# Wine Add this line for Squeeze:
# deb http://www.lamaresh.net/apt squeeze main
#
# deb http://deb.playonlinux.com/ squeeze main
#
#
# Added to get Google Earth, 12-21-10 hopefully
# deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ sid main contrib

Some answers and direction greatly appriciated as I am realy confused about now. Thanks, Jon
 
Old 12-21-2010, 11:16 PM   #9
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Just trying to get my source.list correct. I used SMXI to upgrade system a while back. Nothing was mentioned in the process that it would upgrade to sid. When I do a "cat /etc/debian_version" I get reported "squeeze/sid". What am I running now, Squeeze or Sid? and what should my source.list look like? I can not get a listing in Synaptic for googleearth with current source.list. After upgrade there was changes in my source.list that reflect sid as well as squeeze. I tried adding Sid repository that has the googleearth package but it will not show up in Synaptic. Here is what my source.list looks like, don't mind the # out stuff. This got to be some of my problem.


#
#
# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux squeeze-di-beta1 _Squeeze_ - Official Beta i386 DVD Binary-1 20101027-01:46]/ squeeze contrib main
#
#3deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib
#
# deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib
#
# Liquorix sources added by smxi
deb http://liquorix.net/debian/ sid main
#
# aptosid sources added by smxi
deb http://aptosid.com/debian/ sid main fix.main
deb-src http://aptosid.com/debian/ sid main fix.main
#
#
#
###########################
## Debian Testing/Squeeze ##
###########################
# Testing
#
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
#
#
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze/updates contrib
#
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
#Testing Security http://secure-testing-master.debian.net/
#
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze/updates non-free
#Testing Proposed Updates
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing-proposed-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing-proposed-updates main contrib non-free
#
# Wine Add this line for Squeeze:
# deb http://www.lamaresh.net/apt squeeze main
#
# deb http://deb.playonlinux.com/ squeeze main
#
#
# Added to get Google Earth, 12-21-10 hopefully
# deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ sid main contrib

Some answers and direction greatly appriciated as I am realy confused about now. Thanks, Jon
 
Old 12-22-2010, 07:54 AM   #10
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I am using 32 bit, any suggested changes? Thanks, Jon
I think lsb-core is enough.
 
Old 12-22-2010, 08:50 AM   #11
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What am I running now, Squeeze or Sid? and what should my source.list look like?
Looking at your sources.list,I would say Squeeze.
Did you do any updates when you had the entry for Sid enabled?.

Your sources.list is a bit of a mess,so I'm not surprised you are confused.
Backup your current file and we will start with a more simple version:

Code:
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main non-free contrib

deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
Start like this and add more repositories as necessary.
Have you installed lsb-core as suggested?.

Last edited by the trooper; 12-22-2010 at 08:59 AM.
 
Old 12-22-2010, 07:31 PM   #12
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I have not done any type of update since the addition and removal of "# deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ sid main contrib" in my sources.list. I have previously installed lsb-core and just confermed it is still installed.

Shall I try installing Google Earth again and what procedure shoud I try, SMXI or aptitude? Syanptic does not show a package although it did some time ago show a package that would allow to build a custom .deb package that I could install somehow.

Last time I used SMXI it had a note that googleearth was only working on Sid and not Squeeze. Probobly part of my problem. Upgrading to sid probobly not for me as I am a beginner, unless one feels it is ok. I keep nothing to critical onthis box.
 
Old 12-22-2010, 07:40 PM   #13
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I downloaded the binary from http://www.google.com/earth/index.html and ran it from a terminal as root. That's always worked for me.

Last time I looked, it wasn't in the repos because it's not open.
 
Old 12-22-2010, 08:16 PM   #14
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I seem to have struck out again, here is



root@DebSid:/home/jon/Downloads# dpkg -i google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb
Selecting previously deselected package google-earth-stable.
(Reading database ... 152652 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking google-earth-stable (from google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb) ...
Setting up google-earth-stable (6.0.1.2032-r0) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for menu ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
root@DebSid:/home/jon/Downloads# exit
exit
jon@DebSid:~$ googleearth
bash: googleearth: command not found
jon@DebSid:~$ googleearth
bash: googleearth: command not found
jon@DebSid:~$

Any suggestions what I am doing wrong? Jon
 
Old 12-22-2010, 09:34 PM   #15
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OMG, My Debian lenny instalation of GE used "googleearth" to start and this is what I have been trying. This one in Squeeze uses "google-earth" to start. Everthing so far is working well. It seems the simple things keep messing me up. Sorry for the inconvienence and thanks for all who put up with my stupidity. Jon
 
  


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