[CentOS] OT: Google Earth - How to uninstall, before installing newest version?

earl ramirez earlaramirez at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 19:44:08 UTC 2009

The easiest way to do this is to navigate to /opt/google-earth
then execute the following command from the command line


[root at commandcenter google-earth]# ./uninstall
Product: Google Earth
Installed in /opt/google-earth
Uninstalling desktop menu entries...
Uninstalling mimetypes...
Google Earth has been successfully uninstalled.

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 2:35 PM, Lanny Marcus <lmmailinglists at gmail.com>wrote:

> Desktop is CentOS 5.4 (32 bit).  I have Google Earth version
> (13NOV2007 build date) installed. I have checkinstall
> (spelling?) installed, but am not sure if that was installed before or
> after Google Earth was installed. I have the Google Repository
> installed, but apparently Google Earth cannot be updated via yum and
> probably it was not installed via yum.
> Question: What is the best way for me to uninstall this version of
> Google Earth, completely, before I install the newest version?
> (This also applies to removing Skype, which I am certain was not
> installed via yum, before I install the static version of Skype, that
> was recently recommended on the list).
> TIA and Happy Holidays!      Lanny
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