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Re: Bug#374373: ITP: googleearth-package -- utility for automatically building a Google Earth Debian package

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Benjamin Seidenberg wrote:
> Joe Smith wrote:
>> "Wesley J. Landaker" <wjl@icecavern.net> wrote in message

>>> Package: wnpp
>>> Severity: wishlist
>>> Owner: "Wesley J. Landaker" <wjl@localhost>
>>> * Package name    : googleearth-package
>>>  Upstream Author : Wesley J. Landaker <wjl@icecavern.net>
>>> * URL             : (native package)
>>> * License         : GPL
>>>  Description     : utility for automatically building a Google Earth
>>> Debian package
>>> Google Earth is a great program now available for GNU/Linux,
>>>  but sadly is both non-free and non-distributable. For those
>>> who wish to run it on
>>> their Debian system, but wish it to be managed by the normal
>>>  Debian packaging system, this program will assist in
>>> building a local Debian package in a similar fashion to
>>> java-package. This package *itself* contains absolutely no
>>> code from Google and is 100% free. (For the curious, this is
>>> appropriately destined for contrib.)
> What's more, google earth can be installed without root
> privileges and installs into a users home directory, thus the
> systems administrator doesn't even need to install it, the user
> can

When I tried to install it as root (using "su -" from an xterm
window), it complained about not being able to find DISPLAY.  Unlike
Sun Java & Macromedia Flash, it uses a GUI installer.

Since many (most?) desktop users install apps from within su or
sudo'ed xterm windows, how will you work around that?

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