googleearth-package - utility to automatically build a Debian package of Google Earth

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Contrib i386
Package filename googleearth-package_1.2.2_all.deb
Package name googleearth-package
Package version 1.2.2
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category contrib/misc devel::packaging field::geography implemented-in::shell interface::commandline role::program scope::utility use::downloading
License -
Maintainer Adnan Hodzic <>
Download size 12.26 KB
Installed size 60.00 KB
Google Earth is a 3D planet viewer that lets you interactively navigate
satellite imagery, maps, terrain, and so forth.
Google Earth is available for GNU/Linux from their web site, but is
non-free software and is undistributable. It also does not integrate
well into a Debian system.
This utility makes it possible to build your own personal Debian
package of Google Earth. The packaging itself is Free Software, but
the Google Earth program is governed by the copyright holder (Google),
so you may be limited as to what you can do with the resulting
package (i.e. no redistribution, etc). This package will simply help
you create the package, it is your responsibility to use the resulting
package responsibly.


Package Version Architecture Repository
googleearth-package_1.2.2_all.deb 1.2.2 all Debian Contrib
googleearth-package - - -


Name Value
bzip2 -
dpkg-dev -
fakeroot -
file -
wget -
x11-common -
x11-utils -


Type URL
Binary Package googleearth-package_1.2.2_all.deb
Source Package googleearth-package

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install googleearth-package deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install googleearth-package




2014-09-28 - Adnan Hodzic <>
googleearth-package (1.2.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Move i386 dependencies from Depends to Recommends to
avoid installation installabilities in the archive.
Thanks to Dmitry Shachnev.
* Add support for interrupted downloads to be resumed.
Thanks to Gianfranco Costamagna.
2014-08-20 - Adnan Hodzic <>
googleearth-package (1.2.0) unstable; urgency=low
* Add missing "--" when invoking fakeroot to fix
make-googleearth-package no longer building any
Debian package (Closes: #757120)
* Add missing "-O" option when invoking curl to fix
that curl could not be used for downloading (Closes: #702301)
* Add additional dependencies which prevent problems with
the installation of libcurl3:i386
* Set default locale of make-googleearth-package to "C"
to fix when parsing KML files on certain locales (Closes: #556102)
* Make sure Suggests is also created for other than amd64
archiectures (Closes: #606310)
* Use proper quoting in path names such that building the
Google Earth package also works with path names with
spaces (Closes: #606351)
* Update maintainer email with my new email address in
make-googleearth-package script and debian/control
2013-09-28 - Adnan Hodzic <>
googleearth-package (1.1.0) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove dependency on ia32-libs package by isolating the
individual 32-bit libraries and adding them as Depends
* Fix "Invalid HTTP request" problem (Closes: #716695)
2013-08-31 - Adnan Hodzic <>
googleearth-package (1.0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Change Ubuntu dependency from "ia32-libs-multiarch" to "ia32-libs"
2013-07-15 - Adnan Hodzic <>
googleearth-package (1.0.0) unstable; urgency=low
* Update for MultiArch (Closes: #695957)
* Fix Google Earth not being properly identified by
gnome-shell (Closes: #655400)
* Fixed infamous "Google Earth has caught signal 11" error.
* Removed the debian/patches directory
* Added support for Google Earth 7.x release
* Includes many fixes to debian/ related files.
+ debian/rules, new simplified rules, adapted to debhelper 9 format
+ debian/control, updated build-dep versioning.
+ debian/changelog, removed trailing spaces
+ debian/compact, change from 7 to 9
+ debian/copyright, updated copyright format
+ debian/README.Debian, removed empty line
+ debian/source/format, change from "1.0" to "3.0 (native)"
+ properly escaped the minus signs in manpages
2011-12-03 - Adnan Hodzic <>
googleearth-package (0.7.0) unstable; urgency=low
* Added debian/patches and 3 patches which helped in resolving:
+ Fixed dpkg-architecture bug which prevented package from being built
(Closes: #505900)
+ Fixed "make-googleearth-package" exiting with status 1 when used with
"--download" (Closes: #535223)
+ Fixed erasing input file without user consent (Closes: #646601)
* Editted make-googleearth-package script
+ changed GoogleEarth_Package version to 0.7.0
+ Removed "$depends" which prevented package from being successfully built
(Closes: #649163)
+ replaced nvidia-glx-ia32 suggest with libgl1-nvidia-glx-ia32
+ removed option of displaying dpkg-shlibdeps warnings which resulted in
drastically improved build time along with display elimination of
dependency warnings
+ added lib32nss-mdns under suggest for amd64 arhictecture
+ added libfreeimage3 as one of te dependencies
+ added "ubuntu checker" which fixes Ubuntu font display problem
* fixed out-of-date-standards-version 3.9.1 by setting it to 3.9.2 in control
* edited rules to accommodate recommended-target build-arch and build-indep

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