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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Install Google Earth 6 in Ubuntu

To get Google Earth 6 to start, you need to install lsb-core.

In Ubuntu, install it like this by running these commands in a terminal:
 
sudo apt-get install lsb-core

Download the latest Google Earth 6 (.bin) and place it in your home folder.

Then run the following commands in a terminal:

cd /home/yourname
chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
./GoogleEarthLinux.bin --target /tmp/ge
 

The installer will start now. You can skip  the rest of this article.

But at this point, you'll sometimes get an error like this:

./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 5.1.3533.1731...............................................................
setup.data/setup.xml:1: parser error : Document is empty

^
setup.data/setup.xml:1: parser error : Start tag expected, '<' not found

^
Couldn't load 'setup.data/setup.xml'


Now enter these commands in a terminal to get the installer working:
 
cd /tmp/ge/setup.data/bin/Linux/x86/
mv setup.gtk setup.gtk2
cd /tmp/ge
sudo ./setup.sh



Notes: I've only tested this on 32 bit ubuntu systems.

1 comment:

Alexandre said...

Hello friend.

The program works great in my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. That "error message" don't appear to me, and after "./GoogleEarthLinux.bin --target /tmp/ge" command, the program start to work fine.

Thanks for the tip!

Greetings!

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