Google Earth for Linux works on FreeBSD

eculp at eculp at
Thu Jun 15 11:13:41 UTC 2006

Quoting Konstantin Belousov <kostikbel at>:

> On Thu, Jun 15, 2006 at 11:49:06AM +0200, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
>> Only if you use an unsupported linux base port. Either use the default
>> one, or use the fc4 one (it will become the new default one RSN) and
>> everything should work out of the box.
> I have  linux_base-8-8.0_15  installed. What is the proper way to upgrade
> to fc4 ? Preferably, using portupgrade.
> Thanks.
I am just cutting and pasting from a previous email on this thread from:

Alexander Leidinger wrote:

The default one and the fcX ones are "good" (as in "officially  
supported by FreeBSD"). But the default one is outdated (the fc4 one  
is on the ports build cluster for testing it as an replacement ATM).  
Maybe you want to give the fc4 one a try (since it is withhin the  
range of supported distributions listed in the google earth  
requirements). To do this you have to add


to /etc/make.conf and replace "linux-XFree86-libs" with  
"linux-xorg-libs" in ports/Mk/

. After this you can update  with:

  portupgrade -f -o emulators/linux_base-fc4 linux_base[installed version]
  portupgrade -f -o x11/linux-xorg-libs linux-XFree86-libs[installed version]

For [installed version] see var/pkg of each such as # ls -d 
/var/db/pkg/linux-XFree* /var/db/pkg/linux_base*

This worked great for me but I'm still having problems with google earth.

good luck,



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