[CentOS] getting Google Earth to work.

Thu Dec 17 03:14:06 UTC 2015
Richard <lists-centos at listmail.innovate.net>

> Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 21:30:31 -0500
> From: Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>
> is a continual pain.
> I'm attempting to follow the instructions here:
> http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showpost.php?p=1650497&postcount=27
> (yes, I know it's a fedora forum (but the same stupid mistake
> persists in the GE packages) but apparently the rpmrebuild binary
> is nolonger available, at least not in Centos (specifically,
> CentOS-7.2.1511). As I know little about all the various rpm
> tools, I don't know how to do what is described there without
> rpmrebuild.
> rpmbuild --rebuild seems to ONLY build from a source archive, so it
> doesn't seem to do what I need.
> Advice appreciated!
> thanks in advance.
> Fred

I don't see a "-rebuild" option used on the page you reference.
Rather there's "-ep <local-rpm-file>.rpm", shown in "3.". Trying it
just now worked. I got a warning on the rebuild, but a new .rpm was
generated, which I was able to install and got google-earth to start

If you follow the link on the second line ("I just had to follow the
steps",) at the top of the page you reference, the description in
"#32" seems to have all the necessary bits, including a link to an
rpmrebuild .rpm that will install on centos 7.2 (aka .1511) system.