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" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> Package: wnpp
>>> Severity: wishlist
>>> Owner: "Wesley J. Landaker" <wjl@localhost>
>>> * Package name : googleearth-package
>>> Upstream Author : Wesley J. Landaker <email@example.com>
>>> * 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
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?
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
Is "common sense" really valid?
For example, it is "common sense" to white-power racists that
whites are superior to blacks, and that those with brown skins
are mud people.
However, that "common sense" is obviously wrong.
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