[SATLUG] Package Management
hc at lookcee.com
Mon Jan 28 19:04:41 CST 2008
Don Crowder wrote:
> herb cee wrote:
>> CLI package mgrMon Jan 28 14:50:28 2008 Hey guys I just did this and
>> then got all paranoid over it. I just want to install the
>> GoogleEarthLinux.bin into the Gnome packages and since the instructs
>> are CLI based I needed to make sure that gdebi was installed~
> If it's in the repository, Synaptic should be able to see it. If you
> know the name of the package, you should be able to look for it with
> Synaptic (though you might have to use the Search function to find it).
> I turned on Synaptic, clicked on Reload, clicked on Search, typed in
> "gdebi" and up it came, marked as installed. you could have done the
> I'm ok with the fact that some guys use the CLI for everything but
> that doesn't mean I have to. I only use it as a last resort. I'm a
> GUI sort of geek cuz that's what works for me. :)
Yeah Don I completely agree with you but the package I want to install
is Google Earth and was DLed from google it's name is
GoogleEarthLinux.bin and the only instructs I found on install help
search was this:
Install was a breeze, just download the GoogleEarthLinux.bin, chmod +x
it to make it executable and run it. By default it installs to
~/google-earth/ but you have the option to change this during the install.
On my Debian Etch system (2 ghz Pentium 4, 2 gigs RDRAM, 64meg GeForce3
(w/ 3d acceleration), 384/1.5 DSL) it runs flawlessly. Kudos to Google
for finally making a Google Earth that I can use.
I had already looked to see if GoogleEarthLinux was in Synaptic's list
but had closed the window so since i thought I needed to have "gdebi"
installed to convert the .bin to GoogleEarthLinux.bin.tar.gz and I
remembered I had already been given the advice that it hurt nothing just
to use the "sudo apt-get install gdebi" command and it would make sure
that the latest version was installed but then I just automatically
allowed it to remove those extra files and that was when I said ohhh
crap should I have done that or not, so I decided to ask to be safe.
before i got past the PONR.
Thanks for your pointing out that Synaptic does indeed keep the list up
to date and i would have used it as I have been successful in installing
every package before with it, this is the first one I have attempted to
install from the CLI.
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