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Google Earth in SnowBird Linux or Fedora 19

Posted on: 21/09/2013

It’s been a few days since I released the first update to SnowBird Linux (19.1) but unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to package/test Google Earth. If you’ve tried to install Google Earth in Fedora for the past 2 releases you must have noted that an ugly message “file /usr/bin from install of google-earth-stable-7.1.1.1888-0.x86_64 conflicts with file from package filesystem-3.1-2.fc18.x86_64” blocks the installation.  To my disbelief Google has been wrongly packaging Google Earth (RPM) for some time now, as the available package wrongly owns the /usr/bin directory causing the installation to conflict with the package filesystem.  A rebuilt RPM fixing this issue is available @ http://sourceforge.net/projects/snowbird/files/new_dawn/RPM/

Google Earth in SnowBird Linux 19

Google Earth in SnowBird Linux 19

If you run SnowBird Linux or Fedora you can pick up the package and install it in your preferred way. If you haven’t downloaded SnowBird Linux yet 🙂 , the nightly folder contains the latest build with Google Earth installed along with Alacarte menu editor which also didn’t make it on time for the update.

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