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Monday, November 12, 2012

Google Earth 7 on Fedora 18

On Fedora 18, Google Earth RPM (google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm) installation fails because it conflicts with package filesystem-3.1-2.fc18.x86_64. The reason is "/usr/bin" that is set inside the Google Earth package.
Using
rpm -U --force 
solves this problem. Then, if you get "/lib/ld-lsb.so.3: bad ELF interpreter", this means that 32-bit libraries are missing. Install them with
yum install redhat-lsb.i686 redhat-lsb-graphics.i686 redhat-lsb-printing.i686
However, after this Google Earth crashes. The issue has been reported here.

Edit: Tried with google-earth-stable-7.0.2.8415-0.x86_64. It still clashes with the filesystem package. Forcing installation succeeds but then again Google Earth crashes on start. The reported issue has been updated with the error log.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is no redhat-lsb-graphics in the repos... o.O

Debroyston said...

GoogleEarthLinux.bin does work. Installed suggested 32bit files first.

Debroystn.

Alen Šiljak said...

Thanks for the tip. The RPM should be coming soon. In the meantime this should do it (not tried yet, though):

https://ask.fedoraproject.org/question/3607/problem-during-the-installation-of-google-earth

Anonymous said...

Open terminal, execute the following commands and get googleearth working in your fedora distro. Have fun!

yum install redhat-lsb.i686 redhat-lsb-graphics.i686 redhat-lsb-printing.i686

su -c 'yum -y install wget glibc ImageMagick desktop-file-utils shared-mime-info'

wget -c http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin

sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin