Google Earth Libcrypto Crash

I was reading up on some new features the guys at google pushed into google-earth. And i was curious enough to give it a try. So i downloaded the installer for Linux and installed the application without any errors. But when i tried launching it from a command line. I was surprised to see the application crash and burn with the following message:

Warning: Unable to create prefs directory ‘/home/user/.googleearth’. File exists. ./googleearth-bin: relocation error: /usr/lib/i686/cmov/libssl.so.0.9.8: symbol BIO_test_flags, version OPENSSL_0.9.8 not defined in file libcrypto.so.0.9.8 with link time reference

Seems the libcrypto.so is linked against some wrong libraries. Thankfully this is pretty easy to fix. Just browse to the google-earth install directory and run the following commands:

$ rm libcrypto.so.0.9.8 $ ln -s /usr/lib/libcrypto.so libcrypto.so.0.9.8

The main reason i installed google-earth was to check out the new ocean view feature. So i selected a piece of coastline near the Netherlands.

nl_coast

Although i was looking for some ocean life. The first thing i found was an airplane :)

plane

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