16.07.2012

Googleearth on Ubuntu: ./googleearth: 43: ./googleearth-bin: not found

Today i tried to install Google Earth on an Ubuntu laptop. I downloaded the software via http://www.google.de/earth/ and installed the debian package via:
sudo dpkg -i google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb
But then i tried to start the application i got:
$ google-earth
/usr/bin/google-earth: 43: ./googleearth-bin: not found
Grrrrrr....  /usr/bin/google-earth is a link to /opt/google/earth/free/googleearth
Hmmm.... /opt/google/earth/free/googleearth is a shell script which tries to call ./googleearth-bin
googleearth-bin exists in /opt/google/earth/free and the right for execution is set....
But what is that at the upper status bar:

I clicked on the "No entry" sign and the package manager opens:
And choosing attributes i got:

So let's try to install lsb-core:
$ sudo apt-get install lsb-core
Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fertig
Abhängigkeitsbaum wird aufgebaut      
Status-Informationen einlesen... Fertig
Probieren Sie »apt-get -f install«, um dies zu korrigieren:
Die folgenden Pakete haben nicht-erfüllte Abhängigkeiten:
  lsb-core: Hängt ab: lsb-invalid-mta soll aber nicht installiert werden oder
                       mail-transport-agent
            Hängt ab: m4 soll aber nicht installiert werden
Ok. Follow the instuctions:
$ sudo apt-get -f install
Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fertig
Abhängigkeitsbaum wird aufgebaut      
Status-Informationen einlesen... Fertig
Abhängigkeiten werden korrigiert... Fertig
Die folgenden zusätzlichen Pakete werden installiert:
  alien bsd-mailx librpm0 librpmbuild0 librpmio0 lsb-core lsb-invalid-mta m4 ncurses-term pax rpm rpm-common rpm2cpio
Vorgeschlagene Pakete:
  lsb-rpm lintian lsb elfutils rpm-i18n
Die folgenden NEUEN Pakete werden installiert:
  alien bsd-mailx librpm0 librpmbuild0 librpmio0 lsb-core lsb-invalid-mta m4 ncurses-term pax rpm rpm-common rpm2cpio
0 aktualisiert, 13 neu installiert, 0 zu entfernen und 41 nicht aktualisiert.
1 nicht vollständig installiert oder entfernt.
Es müssen 5.491kB an Archiven heruntergeladen werden.
...
And voila:
google-earth

11.07.2012

Oracle Metalink: from Flash to HTML5

Four years ago i wrote about the new oracle support online portal which replaced metalink. Now Oracle announced again a new support portal which replaces the flash based application with a html5 site.
Here are some screenshots of both versions:

old (flash) new (html5)
.not available yet

Let's hope, that Oracle reimplemented the search algorithm, that one can find now really helpful information there.
The rollout will happen on Friday July 13, 2012 starting at 9:00 PM Pacific Time and 5 hours outage are planned. Here the schedule provided by Oracle:


Let's wait for summer 2016: Perhaps a new portal based on html6 or ipv7?

05.07.2012

Blogs & Blog aggregators...

Last week i googled around and i found my postings on several sites. I knew about two blog aggregators, which asked me to republish the postings:

But there several others, which i did not know:

Wow. Where do you read this posting? An URL not listed abouve? Please send me or put a comment on this posting ;-)