googleearth destroys myplaces.kml for some locales

Bug #485730 reported by Jarl on 2009-11-20
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Nominated for Karmic by Jarl
Nominated for Lucid by Jarl

Bug Description

The problem is well known and well described in the GE community, I have been hit by this problem myself now on 9.10. For some reason I was unaffected on 9.04.

The best description of the problem is Zimmers comment on

The best solution/workaround is pete.dawgg comment in same thread.

I have made a very simple patch that solves the problem for medibuntu googleearth.

Hope you incorporate this patch in the medibuntu package.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
CrashDB: medibuntu
Date: Fri Nov 20 11:39:26 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: googleearth 5.1.3509.4636-0medibuntu1 [modified: usr/bin/googleearth]
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: googleearth
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic x86_64
XsessionErrors: (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:2732): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed

Jarl (jarl-dk) wrote :
VPablo (villumar) wrote :

The patch works for me, thanks, and even solves this other bug:

I think both bugs are connected (if not a duplicate).

dsa83 (diogo-aguiar) wrote :

Hello VPablo,

I'm a newbie on Linux and I don't know how to apply this patch.

Can you reply with a step-by-step on how to install the patch?

Many thanks!

VPablo (villumar) wrote :

Yes, of course. I don't know how to apply patches trough the patch tool but is easy to open the patch file and follow the instructions.

In this case you only have to:
1º- $ sudo gedit /usr/bin/googleearth
2º- Put your pasword
3º- Add the line "export LC_NUMERIC=en_GB.UTF-8" after the line "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib32/googleearth:"${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}""
4º- Save the file

And you're done.

dsa83 (diogo-aguiar) wrote :

Once again thanks!

I had already tried to open the file with gedit, not by the command line and the problem was that I wasn't able to save the file forgot the sudo :D

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