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How the heck do I get google earth to install in ubuntu 9.10. I can locate the file in the gui but all attempts to cd their in a terminal have failed. When I try to get to the dlds directory it says there isn't such a file or directory. It should be /home/jim/downloads. That's what I just got from the gui. I can't seem to install it with synaptec because it ian't in the list. The terminal prompt reads jim@jim-desktop:/$ Maybe if I learned how to get this bugger installed I could adapt the command line or lines for other files of the same type. The version I am trying to install is for ubuntu.
Repo, The best I got from that cmd line was unknown predicate. That was with find /home/jim/downloads -name google*.bin. I wasn't sure if it should be spelled googleearth or googlearth so I used the wild card. I do have another suggestion from another person so I will try that and post the results.
Do a search for 'google earth', and it should then be in the list.
I don't know what I did different from the last time I tried but in synaptic I did a search first, because I didn't know what to do with the stable and main things, and there it was. So I thought goody it is already here. I marked it for install and followed the usual apply and it did it's thing. Only where did it go. I didn't tell it to go anyplace. I did a search through the file system and other simple places like desktop and got nothing.
Something doesn't like me. In the future it would be accurate to assume I am very new to installing files with Linux. Windows destroyed my ability to handle dos, so I must learn everything again.
Before I finish, what would I do with stable or main. I assume there os somewhere I can add stuff and those are things to be selected. I'll need to study it.
Accidently yes. I will need to get rid of the jallan one.
ans. googleearth: #nothing
I must have done something wrong in the install. Maybe it needs to be done again with some option to go to a particular place. There isn't any compile thing I hope.
What is this extra or different code above. I know what you said the difference is just unexpected.
You are right about the capitalizing. I guess I wasn't aware the case was important there. I shall assume that rule to apply in future events. Now I could work on the way to get it done, except, I peeked in synaptic again and it was there. It wasn't when I looked before. Tanks.
In synaptic, look for google earth, and see if it's installed.
If needed reinstall.
Then in a terminal type
Even though I reinstalled it it came back "command not found." Obviously it assumed googleearth was a command. Did I miss something in that last entry? The prompt was jim@jim-desktop:~$ googleearth. I see it as a cmd. also.