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+google-earth (Google's famous virtual globe)
+Google Earth is a virtual globe program. It maps a version of the
+Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite
+imagery, aerial photography and GIS over a 3D globe. You point
+and zoom to any place on the planet that you want to explore.
+Satellite images and local facts zoom into view. Tap into Google
+search to show local points of interest and facts. Zoom to a
+specific address to check out an apartment or hotel. View driving
+directions and even fly along your route.
+The degree of resolution available is based somewhat on the points
+of interest, but most land (except for some islands) is covered in at
+least 15 meters of resolution.
+When running GoogleEarth for the first time, you will see an error
+message stating that it is unable to find the Bitstream Vera fonts.
+This should be safe to ignore - it will use other fonts (and the
+DejaVu fonts included with Slackware are based on the Bitstream fonts).
+1) Google updates the GoogleEarth bin-file without changing the download
+ link location and they don't use version numbering in the filename
+ (the version is more an internal numbering).
+ Therefore, this script is subject to failing (and a different MD5SUM)
+ at any time due to the fact that you might get a newer version
+ of GoogleEarth than what the script is designed to use. Please notify
+ the maintainer if this is the case.
+2) Google Earth 7 is "LSB compliant" meaning it was built on a LSB system.
+ Slackware however does not have that symlink which is part of the LSB 3.0
+ specification. You'll need to create the symlink manually after installing
+ the package:
+ ln -sf /lib/ /lib/
+3) Google Earth tends to crash when the 65-fonts-persion.conf is available on
+ the system. aPlease remove /etc/fonts/conf.d/65-fonts-persian.conf prior
+ launching this application. The easiest way to do this is:
+ mv /etc/fonts/conf.d/65-fonts-persian.conf \
+ /etc/fonts/conf.d/65-fonts-persian.conf.old
+4) GoogleEarth is a 32bit application only. You need to have the 32bit
+ compatibility packages installed to have this work on a 64bit system.
+ Otherwise you'll just see "no such file or directory" errors. I am aware
+ that Google puts a 64bits debian package out, but this is a 32bits package
+ with a 64bit wrapper for debian that installs multilib
+5) GoogleEarth now requires that you have OpenGL drivers installed on your
+ system (and Xorg configured to use them). Not doing so will cause X
+ to crash.