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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:51 am    Post subject: Google Earth on Gentoo Reply with quote


I've had an old ebuild of gentoo on my system for some time, googleearth- which was a bit unstable to start. I'd have to try 5-6 times to get it up and running just to run.

So O emerge -C googleearth yesterday and decided to try and use the RPMs offered by google instead.

First tried the 64 bit one:

rpm -ev google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

But ran into trouble withe the lib-lsb issue. I could not get this to work. The ebuild had an interesting line in it:

patchelf --set-interpreter /lib/ld-linux$(usex amd64 "-x86-64" "").so.2 ${PN}-bin || die "patchelf failed"

Which is used to generate the lib file but could not get it to work for the 64 bit. I really don't understand what I was looking at.

rpm -ev google-earth-stable-

Got rid of the 64 bit version, and installed the 32bit version:
rpm -ivh --nodeps google-earth-stable_current_i386.rpm

This ran perfectly fine. No crashing, no stability issues and I guess the left over /lib/ from the ebuild was still there so it ran.

I'm pretty happy with things as need google earth for work and running it inside a qemu windows VM with no 3D acceleration was not something I wanted to try.

Oh yah, I did try to installed the windows version under wine but the install routine would crash. so gave that up.

In short, am happy with the current 32bit p[erformance and will stay with that.

My current rpm holdings:
jserinki7 jserink # rpm -qa
jserinki7 jserink #

Most of the stuff you see was required to get draftsight to work.

Hope this information will be of some help to people.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another approach.
Clevo W230SS: amd64 nvidia-drivers & xf86-video-intel.
Compal NBLB2: ~amd64 xf86-video-ati. Dual boot Win 7 Pro 64-bit.
OpenRC eudev elogind & KDE on both.

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