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Old 01-22-2011, 10:55 PM   #1
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Here's why googleEarth won't install on Fedora 14

Here's why googleEarth won't install on Fedora 14

I got googleEarth ..
wget's ...EarthLinux.bin

Following instructions on page 5 of

it abends when you try to install it - here's why
/tmp/ge/ - line 278 and subsequent - read as follows Note "we can do Fedora later"
# This is a gross hack for 6.0.   Try to ensure LSB runtime is present in
# the absence of a real packaging system with real dependencies.   This solves
# this "only" for Debian/Ubuntu, but that's believed to be the majority right
# now and we can do Fedora later.
if [ ! -f /etc/lsb-release ]; then
  echo "This version of Google Earth requires LSB 4.0 support which you"
  echo "do not seem to have."
  if [ -f /etc/debian_version]; then
    echo "You have a Debian system.   Installing LSB now."
    try_run -absolute /bin/su root -c "apt-get install lsb"
    try_run -absolute /bin/su "yum install redhat-lsb"
Just thot I'd share
Old 01-23-2011, 01:39 AM   #2
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But you can install lsb yourself. It is available from fedora and probably works from yum.

or directly :
Old 01-23-2011, 12:33 PM   #3
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yes - I have LSB installed - when I ask yum to install redhat-lsb it says "already installed - nothing to do"
Old 01-23-2011, 01:27 PM   #4
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smoker - thanks
i followed the link to csufresno and that one installs


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