Tips on installing Google Earth

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Tue Oct 25 17:57:51 UTC 2011

On 25/10/2011 19:43, Doug wrote:
> On 10/25/2011 05:56 AM, Nigel Ridley wrote:
>> On 10/25/2011 06:47 AM, Doug wrote:
>>> On 10/25/2011 12:37 AM, Girard Henri wrote:
>>>> Le 25/10/2011 00:07, David Fletcher a écrit :
>>>>> I think this is what I used to do it
>>>>> sudo aptitude install googleearth-package
>>>>> some time ago on Ubuntu. It's been working trouble free ever since.
>>>>> I seem to remember it downloading source from somewhere then
>>>>> building it
>>>>> for my machine, but like I said it's a while ago now.
>>>> Apparently it's still the best way to do it :)
>>> I'm wondering why you have had problems. I believe Kubuntu is a KDE
>>> distro. I am using a KDE
>>> distro: PCLinuxOS,
>>> and I just installed Google Earth from the repo with no problem at
>>> all. It works right off the
>>> bat. Maybe there's
>>> something defective in Kubuntu?
>>> --doug
>> Did you have the msttcorefonts package installed before installing
>> Google Earth?
>> Nigel
> I don''t even find msttcorefonts listed in the repo, so they might be
> built in to the distro. I really don't know.
> I use OpenOffice on this machine, and the fonts look OK to me, on screen
> and on paper.
I think they are part of kubuntu-restricted-extras now and no longer a 
separate package

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