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    Debian package Google Earth - how do I run it

    I've installed the 'utility to automatically build a Debian package of Google Earth' via Software Center, but have no idea how to build the actual Debian package
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    Re: Debian package Google Earth - how do I run it

    Why are you using Debian package for Ubuntu. They are different even Ubunut based on Debian.

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    Re: Debian package Google Earth - how do I run it

    because when I looked for Google Earth in Lucid 10.04 Software Center, that was the option, so I installed it, but have no idea how to run it to build the actual .deb installer.
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    Re: Debian package Google Earth - how do I run it

    Quote Originally Posted by charonred View Post
    I've installed the 'utility to automatically build a Debian package of Google Earth' via Software Center, but have no idea how to build the actual Debian package
    Rather than use that, perhaps the best method would be to install the actual program.

    Make sure that you have the 'partner' repos added. Go to System>Administration>software sources

    on the other sources tab, check the box for the partner repos. it should be the 2nd or 3rd in the list. the last word on the line is 'partner' check em all.

    reload the data when you close it, and then search for Google Earth again in the software center. The full program should be there for you
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    Re: Debian package Google Earth - how do I run it

    The Google Earth package

    Code:
    sudo make-googleearth-package
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i googleearth_?i386.deb
    The question mark should be with whatever build number you have created.

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    Re: Debian package Google Earth - how do I run it

    tom.swartz07
    tried that, but still only lists the package builder in Software Center and Synaptic

    wojox
    didn't work
    Code:
    ~$ sudo make-googleearth-package
    cat: /etc/mailname: No such file or directory
    Refusing to run as root; use --force to override
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    Re: Debian package Google Earth - how do I run it

    Oops, no root, try

    Code:
    make-googleearth-package --force
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i *.deb
    Last edited by wojox; June 14th, 2010 at 08:50 PM.

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    Re: Debian package Google Earth - how do I run it

    I know this sounds too simple, but I just installed ver 3.0 google earth, so this will work. Google and navigte to to the google earth download site; select the version you want, note 32 bit or 64 bit. Download the selected file to a place you can find: maybe desktop or wherever. Locate the downloaded file on your hard drive or desktop; doubleclick the file; file roller will automatically install the program.

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    Re: Debian package Google Earth - how do I run it

    You can also use this command: sudo apt-get install googleearth. This is from the sticky post in Forums, Multimedia and Video, near the end of the post. I have used this method as well. Sometimes, it is difficult to get the google earth site to respond and download, but this has always worked.
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    Re: Debian package Google Earth - how do I run it

    thanks loyal one, but google earth site doesn't give me 32 or 64 bit options, only the same file I tried earlier.

    thanks wojox, this worked
    Code:
    make-googleearth-package --force
    and in this case
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i *.deb
    was
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i googleearth_5.2.1.1329+0.5.7-1_amd64.deb
    Last edited by charonred; June 14th, 2010 at 11:37 PM.
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