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    [11.10] [amd64] Google Earth doesn't start

    I downloaded google earth from http://www.google.com/earth/download/ge/agree.html

    Then I installed it with
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb
    .

    Now when I try to run it it fails.

    Code:
    ~$ google-earth 
    /usr/bin/google-earth: 43: ./googleearth-bin: not found
    That /usr/bin/google-earth is a symlink

    Code:
    /usr/bin$ ls -la goo*
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 34 2011-05-17 03:46 google-earth -> /opt/google/earth/free/googleearth
    Code:
    /opt/google/earth/free$ ls -l goo*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1112 2011-02-27 05:53 googleearth
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   34 2011-05-17 03:46 google-earth -> /opt/google/earth/free/googleearth
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5452 2011-05-17 03:46 googleearth-bin
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  390 2011-05-17 03:46 google-earth.desktop
    So even running from here I get the same problem, even though googleearth-bin clearly exists from the output of "ls -l":
    Code:
    /opt/google/earth/free$ ./google-earth 
    ./google-earth: 43: ./googleearth-bin: not found
    Code:
    /opt/google/earth/free$ ./googleearth-bin 
    bash: ./googleearth-bin: No such file or directory
    Any ideas why it is "not found". I can imagine that this might be some lingering effect of the removal of ia32-libs, but I'm not sure how to go about rectifying that.

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    Re: [11.10] [amd64] Google Earth doesn't start

    To install it you use the PPA instead.. It is about half the way down this list:

    http://debianhelp.wordpress.com/2011...neiric-ocelot/

    Quote Originally Posted by teeks99 View Post
    I downloaded google earth from http://www.google.com/earth/download/ge/agree.html

    Then I installed it with
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb
    .

    Now when I try to run it it fails.

    Code:
    ~$ google-earth 
    /usr/bin/google-earth: 43: ./googleearth-bin: not found
    That /usr/bin/google-earth is a symlink

    Code:
    /usr/bin$ ls -la goo*
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 34 2011-05-17 03:46 google-earth -> /opt/google/earth/free/googleearth
    Code:
    /opt/google/earth/free$ ls -l goo*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1112 2011-02-27 05:53 googleearth
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   34 2011-05-17 03:46 google-earth -> /opt/google/earth/free/googleearth
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5452 2011-05-17 03:46 googleearth-bin
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  390 2011-05-17 03:46 google-earth.desktop
    So even running from here I get the same problem, even though googleearth-bin clearly exists from the output of "ls -l":
    Code:
    /opt/google/earth/free$ ./google-earth 
    ./google-earth: 43: ./googleearth-bin: not found
    Code:
    /opt/google/earth/free$ ./googleearth-bin 
    bash: ./googleearth-bin: No such file or directory
    Any ideas why it is "not found". I can imagine that this might be some lingering effect of the removal of ia32-libs, but I'm not sure how to go about rectifying that.

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    Re: [11.10] [amd64] Google Earth doesn't start

    So I tried both different methods from that page using the google-based repository (not a PPA!) and buidling the package from the make-googleearth-package utility. In both cases I end up with executables that aren't executable/found.

    Code:
    :/usr/lib/googleearth$ ls googleearth-bin 
    googleearth-bin
    :/usr/lib/googleearth$ ./googleearth-bin 
    bash: ./googleearth-bin: No such file or directory
    I *do* have ia32-libs installed (it is a dependency of the google-talkplugin and skype). Could this somehow be conflicting with the new multiarch setup?

    I also have the lsb-core package installed.

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    Re: [11.10] [amd64] Google Earth doesn't start

    Another interesting note, I'm not able to install the package lsb-core:i386...could this be what is holding it back? I have no idea why all these dependencies aren't being automatically solved.

    Code:
    :~$ sudo apt-get install lsb-core:i386
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:
    
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
     lsb-core:i386 : Depends: libncurses5:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: at:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: bc:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: binutils:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: bsdmainutils:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: cpio:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: cron:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: ed:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: file:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: locales:i386 but it is not installable
                     Depends: cups-bsd:i386 but it is not going to be installed or
                              lpr:i386
                     Depends: lprng:i386 or
                              cups-client:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: m4:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: mailx:i386 or
                              mailutils:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: make:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: man-db:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: mawk:i386 but it is not going to be installed or
                              gawk:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: ncurses-term:i386 but it is not installable
                     Depends: patch:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: pax:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: procps:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: psmisc:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: rsync:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: alien:i386 (>= 8.36) but it is not installable
                     Depends: python:i386 but it is not installable
                     Depends: lsb-base:i386 but it is not installable
                     Depends: time:i386 but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
    :~$

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    Re: [11.10] [amd64] Google Earth doesn't start

    I installed googleearth on 11.10 last night using this method. Works fine..

    If you want to install the latest current version of Googleearth follow these simple steps and you will have it up and running in no time.

    First though you will need to purge any installs or attempts at installing Googleearth.

    These terminal entries have to be entered exactly as typed below so you may want to copy/paste into your terminal.

    To start: Open a terminal and enter sudo apt-get install lsb-core Once done enter sudo apt-get install googleearth-package After the package is installed enter sudo make-googleearth-package --force This process will take several minutes and you will see many warning notices but ignore them.

    Once the above process is completed close the terminal and go to your /home folder where you will find a googleearth_xx.deb package. Double-click it and follow instructions.

    Once installed you should have the Googleearth link in your Internet folder.

    Enjoy
    Colyn

    My photography website: http://www.colynsfotografs.com

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    Re: [11.10] [amd64] Google Earth doesn't start

    jcolyn, are you using 64-bit Ubuntu?

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    Re: [11.10] [amd64] Google Earth doesn't start

    Quote Originally Posted by oldos2er View Post
    jcolyn, are you using 64-bit Ubuntu?
    I'm currently using 32 bit but my instructions have worked fine with 64 bit machines I have installed GoogleEarth onto..
    Colyn

    My photography website: http://www.colynsfotografs.com

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    Re: [11.10] [amd64] Google Earth doesn't start

    64-bit machines running 11.10? Just trying to narrow things down.

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    Re: [11.10] [amd64] Google Earth doesn't start

    Quote Originally Posted by oldos2er View Post
    64-bit machines running 11.10? Just trying to narrow things down.
    I've not installed on 64 bit 11.10 but I have done so on previous versions. I do however have it installed on 32 bit 11.10 Kubuntu and it works fine..
    Colyn

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