Package Details: google-earth-pro

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Package Base: google-earth-pro
Description: 3D interface to explore the globe, terrain, streets, buildings and other planets (Pro version)
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Licenses: custom
Provides: google-earth
Submitter: Det
Maintainer: iyanmv
Last Packager: iyanmv
Votes: 1056
Popularity: 0.56
First Submitted: 2017-01-23 16:08
Last Updated: 2021-07-29 10:47

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Det commented on 2017-08-24 15:33

✔ NOTE The "Free" Google Earth has been dropped:

All future updates go to Google Earth Pro (also free):

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epitron commented on 2021-07-27 16:54

This package currently crashes at startup because /opt/google/earth/pro/ is out of date. Removing the library fixes the problem (it causes Google Earth to use the up-to-date system version of libcrypto).

This patch fixes the problem for me:

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index 29cc9ae..55d5523 100644
@@ -56,6 +56,9 @@ package() {
     # remove the debian-intended cron job and duplicated images
     rm -r "${pkgdir}/etc/cron.daily" "${pkgdir}/${_installdir}"/product_logo_*.png

+    # remove the out-of-date libcrypto
+    rm "${pkgdir}/opt/google/earth/pro/"
     # fix search
     sed -i '/googleearth-bin/s/^/LC_NUMERIC=en_US.UTF-8 /' "${pkgdir}/${_installdir}/googleearth"

glitsj16 commented on 2021-01-23 20:28

Hi, I'm wondering if it's worthwhile to edit google-earth-pro.{desktop,menu} and exchange '/opt/google/earth/pro/google-earth-pro' with '/usr/bin/google-earth-pro' in both files. Doesn't seem to make much sense to have a wrapper in /usr/bin taking care of properly setting up the needed environment and not using that as the start command.

madjoe commented on 2021-01-17 06:49

@iyanmv: From all those packages I listed in that thread, that allegedly needed to be rebuilt, I've noticed that some of those were not false positives and I was just not sure about this one. Thanks for clarification.

iyanmv commented on 2021-01-16 23:31

@madjoe you were even talking in that discussion...

iyanmv commented on 2021-01-16 23:30

@madjoe This answer [1] from rebuild-detector developer applies here. As I said before, just ignore those false positives.


iyanmv commented on 2021-01-16 23:22

I get many false positives as well using checkrebuild and I don't think that justifies adding patches. I think setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH is unnecessary in this case, just ignore the message.

madjoe commented on 2021-01-16 22:46

@iyanmv: Then I guess setting the LD_LIBRARY_PATH is missing somewhere (/opt/google/earth/pro/googleearth?), since my checkrebuild returns a warning that I should rebuild this package.

iyanmv commented on 2021-01-16 21:30

@madjoe Google bundles some of those "missing" libraries within Google Earth release. If you use ldd you are using your Arch's default LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

If you run

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/google/earth/pro/ ldd /opt/google/earth/pro/

You will see that nothing is missing. Please, next time avoid flagging out the package as out-of-date.

madjoe commented on 2021-01-07 22:09

Many libraries are missing with the most recent update.

ldd /opt/google/earth/pro/

tuse commented on 2020-12-21 12:54

@iyanmv it works like a charm now. Thanks!