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I've just downloaded google earth for linux (I have ubuntu). By default, all the source files went to $home. I'd like to remove them from there.
Where do you think it is best to put these files into (I'm not really familiar with the linux directories), and how can I put them there (and still be able to use the software of course).
I also have a shortcut in application -> internet, maybe this will need to be changed too.
glenn@GamesBox:~$ sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin --help
Makeself version 2.1.5
1) Getting help or info about /home/glenn/local/Archive/sources/GoogleEarthLinux.bin :
/home/glenn/local/Archive/sources/GoogleEarthLinux.bin --help Print this message
/home/glenn/local/Archive/sources/GoogleEarthLinux.bin --info Print embedded info : title, default target directory, embedded script ...
/home/glenn/local/Archive/sources/GoogleEarthLinux.bin --lsm Print embedded lsm entry (or no LSM)
/home/glenn/local/Archive/sources/GoogleEarthLinux.bin --list Print the list of files in the archive
/home/glenn/local/Archive/sources/GoogleEarthLinux.bin --check Checks integrity of the archive
2) Running /home/glenn/local/Archive/sources/GoogleEarthLinux.bin :
/home/glenn/local/Archive/sources/GoogleEarthLinux.bin [options] [--] [additional arguments to embedded script]
with following options (in that order)
--confirm Ask before running embedded script
--noexec Do not run embedded script
--keep Do not erase target directory after running
the embedded script
--nox11 Do not spawn an xterm
--nochown Do not give the extracted files to the current user
--target NewDirectory Extract in NewDirectory
--tar arg1 [arg2 ...] Access the contents of the archive through the tar command
-- Following arguments will be passed to the embedded script
I see, thanks for the answer.
So basically, what do I need to type in ?
My GoogleEarthLinux.bin is located in $home/downloads, so i wrote cd ./Downloads ans then sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin --target /opt
The answer was :
Creating directory /opt
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 5.1.3533.1731....................................................................................... ...................................Extraction failed.
Depending on whether you have write-permissions to create anything in /opt, you may not be able to extract the archive to that location as a regular user. Just a guess though, since the extraction didn't tell us what the exact problem was.
Try again, but direct the extraction to a folder inside your /home/<username? directory and see if that works. If it DOES, but you still want to extract the thing into /opt somewhere, you'll need to become root, using `su` or `sudo`.
NOTE: I don't use GoogleEarth myself,. so if this advice doesn't fix the extraction issue, you may need to wait until someone who had actually gone through this, such as Glenn above, can give better guidance.
PS - FWIW, you should probably extract to a SUBFOLDER in /opt, rather to /opt itself.
I'm sorry I didn't understand your answer. I'm not talking about the link that is on the desktop, I'm talking about the link that you can find when you click on applications on the top left corner (with ubuntu) and then internet.
If I click on it, it says error failed to execute child process "/home/elishac/googlearth/googleearth" (no such file or directory)
How do I change the path of that link ? (a right click doesn't give properties)