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Old 06-18-2008, 12:54 PM   #1
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Google Earth Install


I am running the latest Debian release. I went to install Google Earth using the googleearth-package from Debian to make the deb file. All went well making the file except for the fact it could not find the version number. Unfortunately, I can not find the deb file it made, so I don't know its exact name and can't run dpkg to install the deb file. I tried searching my filesystem, but stopped after about 10 min because it appeared to be doing nothing. If anyone knows where the the deb file might have been made to, I would appreciate it if you would tell me.
 
Old 06-18-2008, 02:46 PM   #2
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Not much help

I know rpm's a little bit better. I think that the file is some where in the ROOT folder. It might be root/etc/(something)/
 
Old 06-18-2008, 03:00 PM   #3
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What was the name of the package that you downloaded and how did you try to make .deb package?

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Old 06-18-2008, 05:14 PM   #4
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I looked under the root folder and the etc folder. I didn't see it. I used a package specifically for Debian called "googleearth-package_0.0.4_all.deb" It goes and downloads the latest binary package for google earth (the only format they come in). Then it creates the deb file. I tried downloading the package before, but its name is just googleearthlinux.bin (yes, I tried this name with dpkg). I got a message when running the make command that no version name was found, but it still said the make was successful. It just didn't tell me the name of the new package or where it was.
 
Old 06-18-2008, 07:03 PM   #5
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Did you install the package like this;
Code:
 # apt-get install googleearth-package
then
Code:
make-googleearth-package
or did you download that package from a web site manually?
Try to install .deb file that was created,whatever the name was,if there was any,since you weren't clear about this.The package should be in Root Folder,click on the "show hidden files" in Nautilus.
Post the output of whatever you have done with that package.

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Old 06-18-2008, 09:28 PM   #6
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I had to install it manually. I have this on another post, but it seems that something is wrong with my copy of apt. Whenever I try to install a package with it, the computer tells me the package doen't exist. I used the second line of code, "make-googleearth-package", which told me it made the package successfully (but without a version number). I lost the output of the make. I can not find the deb file that line of code put out. It is not in the root folder. That is my whole problem. I can't find the output file.
 
Old 06-19-2008, 08:02 AM   #7
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Try to reinstall apt;
Code:
sudo aptitude install apt
 
Old 06-19-2008, 04:08 PM   #8
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I "sudo aptitude install apt" as you said, but it did nothing. I was jsut told certain packages were held back, the same as when I have tried to install several other pieces of software, but back to the point of this thread. I just got a system update, which rebuilt my kernel and installed several other pieces of software. I ran
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make-googleearth-package -- force
again, and it did more than last time, including giving me the location of the file it made. I looked, however, and the file does not exist.
There are about fifty or sixty lines that look like this
Quote:
dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: format of `NEEDED ./libIGCore.so' not recognized
but I dout they really are the problem. I think the problem lies in this bit of code, but being new, I am not sure.
Quote:
Description: Google Earth, a 3D map/planet viewer
Package built with googleearth-package.
dpkg-deb: parse error, in file `/root/googleearth-deb/DEBIAN/control' near line 10 package `googleearth':
empty value for version
Success
When I look in the listed directory, there is no file called "googleearth-deb"
Any ideas?
 
Old 06-22-2008, 07:25 PM   #9
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I got fed up with apt and the google earth package. I finally figured out after seeing it somewhere for another platform. I just downloaded the binary file from google's site and used the bash command to install it. I now have a good working version of Google Earth.
 
Old 06-22-2008, 08:45 PM   #10
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Google Earth Install

Hey dpeterson3,
How did you get the .bin for Google Earth to work? Got a simple step by step?
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