Comment 2 for bug 1196703

JMB (jmb-tux) wrote :

To add some more info:
The problem with "Invalid HTTP request" is not dependant on Ubuntu 13.04
but the google-earth version provided with the googleearth-packe in Ubuntu reps.
Thus it also effects e.g. 12.04 LTS (and others incl. MINT):
-> googleearth-package:
./googleearth_6.0.3.2197+0.7.0-1_amd64.deb
googleearth -> 6.0.3.2197 (5/13/2011)
"Invalid HTTP request"
See also:
  http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/earth/F3cZRVUJiPA

The latest version doesn't have this error - but other ones.
Getting current version:
  http://www.google.com/earth/index.html
sudo dpkg -i /home2/jbraun/mydownload/google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb

Unfortunately on my 12.04 LTS it is permanently crashing on start.
That version crashes on 13.04 only at 1st invocation, afterwards it seems stable,
but has problems with search field finding the Location.
"TO:" at the beginning of the search field is one workaround, another valid one
is setting LANG variable:
    LANG=en_US google-earth
see this link:
  https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/googleearth-package/+bug/1160289

A PPA or a new package for standard repositories would be nice.
Currently, this situation is a mess which has to be resolved by each and any
uers in its own.
This is no valid solution for users who are not familiar with admin tasks and absolutely
not fitting to Ubuntu has it started.

Is someone at Ubuntu/Canonical coordinating things with Debin & Google and could
provide a reasonable (i.e. stable and not buggy) solution for the future?
There would certainly a large number of users who would appreciate that!