Google Earth for Linux works on FreeBSD

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Thu Jun 15 17:57:03 UTC 2006

Quoting Christian Lopez de Castilla Wagner <lopisaur at> (Thu, 15 Jun 2006 13:23:35 -0400):

> I just made the necessary changes to the .conf files and switched to fc4
> with linux-xorg-libs.
> Now I'm getting the same error, only with a different lib:
> ./googleearth-bin: error while loading shared
> libraries: /usr/lib/ ELF file OS ABI invalid

That's strange.

Ok, the hard way:
 - ls -1 /var/db/pkg/ | grep linux
   write this down
 - remove all those ports and ports which depend upon them
   e.g. google earth
 - rm -rf /compat/linux (to be really sure there's nothing anymore)
 - reboot
 - make sure the linux module is loaded or it's at least compiled into
   your kernel
 - make sure OVERRIDE_LINUX_BASE_PORT=fc4 is in make.conf
 - make sure the linux-xorg-libs port is referenced instead of the
   linux-XFree86-libs port in /usr/ports/Mk/
 - make sure you have the most recent version of the ports tree
 - install google earth (the fc4 linux base and everything should get
   installed automatically)
 - try it
 - if it works: install those ports from the list you wrote down, which
   you know you want to use (e.g. install acroread, but not linux-gtk)
 - try again


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