--BEGIN--


--FIRST STAGE-- (Do a `makepkg -s' to build package)

$ makepkg -s
==> Making package: google-earth 7.1.1.1580-1 (Tue May 21 15:26:50 CDT 2013)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Retrieving sources...
  -> Downloading google-earth-stable_amd64.deb...
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100 44.2M  100 44.2M    0     0  1182k      0  0:00:38  0:00:38 --:--:-- 1200k
  -> Found googleearth
  -> Found google-earth-fonts.conf
  -> Found google-earth-mimetypes.xml
==> Validating source files with md5sums...
    google-earth-stable_amd64.deb ... Passed
    googleearth ... Passed
    google-earth-fonts.conf ... Passed
    google-earth-mimetypes.xml ... Passed
==> Extracting sources...
  -> Extracting google-earth-stable_amd64.deb with bsdtar
==> Entering fakeroot environment...
==> Starting package()...
  -> Extracting the data.tar.lzma
  -> Moving stuff in place
  -> Removing the Debian-intended cron job and duplicated images
  -> Fixing the coordinates/fontconfig bug
==> Tidying install...
  -> Purging unwanted files...
  -> Removing empty directories...
  -> Compressing man and info pages...
  -> Stripping unneeded symbols from binaries and libraries...
==> Creating package "google-earth"...
  -> Generating .PKGINFO file...
  -> Adding install file...
  -> Generating .MTREE file...
  -> Compressing package...
==> Leaving fakeroot environment.
==> Finished making: google-earth 7.1.1.1580-1 (Tue May 21 15:27:41 CDT 2013)


--SECOND STAGE-- (List Directory Contents To Verify Package Presence)

$ ls
googleearth                               google-earth.install           pkg
google-earth-7.1.1.1580-1-x86_64.pkg.tar  google-earth-mimetypes.xml     PKGBUILD
google-earth-fonts.conf                   google-earth-stable_amd64.deb  src

NOTE ABOUT ABOVE:  Package End In ".tar" instead of ".tar.xz' --  Using .tar Package For Install


--THIRD STAGE-- (Install Package)

$ sudo pacman -U google-earth-7.1.1.1580-1-x86_64.pkg.tar 

loading packages...
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...

Packages (1): google-earth-7.1.1.1580-1

Total Installed Size:   180.81 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] 
(1/1) checking keys in keyring                                  [###################################] 100%
(1/1) checking package integrity                                [###################################] 100%
(1/1) loading package files                                     [###################################] 100%
(1/1) checking for file conflicts                               [###################################] 100%
(1/1) checking available disk space                             [###################################] 100%
(1/1) installing google-earth                                   [###################################] 100%
==> Updating desktop mime database...
==> Updating mime database...
==> Updating icon cache...

-------------------------->IS THIS SECTION <BELOW> THE ISSUE???<----------------------------------

==> NOTE1: The binary is called 'google-earth'
==> NOTE2: This package now uses its own font config, effectively skipping the 'faulty' ones.
           The following configs can now be reinstalled:
           * /etc/fonts/conf.d/65-fonts-persian.conf (owned by 'fontconfig')
           * /etc/fonts/infinality/styles.conf.avail/infinality/21-aliases-wine-win7-inf.conf
           * /etc/fonts/infinality/styles.conf.avail/infinality/60-group-non-tt-fonts.conf
           * /etc/fonts/infinality/styles.conf.avail/infinality/60-group-tt-fonts.conf
           (all three owned by 'fontconfig-infinality')

------------------------->IS THIS SECTION <ABOVE> THE ISSUE???<----------------------------------

Optional dependencies for google-earth
    lib32-ati-dri: For the open source AMD/ATI Radeon driver
    lib32-catalyst-utils: For AMD Catalyst
    lib32-gtk2: SCIM support [installed]
    lib32-intel-dri: For the open source Intel driver
    lib32-nouveau-dri: For the open source Nouveau driver
    lib32-nss-mdns: In case the application fails to contact the servers
    lib32-nvidia-utils: For the NVIDIA driver [installed]
    lib32-nvidia-utils-bumblebee: For the NVIDIA driver + Bumblebee setups
    qt4: For changing the font size with qtconfig [installed]
    ttf-ms-fonts: Fonts [installed]


--STAGE FOUR-- (Try To Start google-earth)

$ google-earth
/usr/bin/google-earth: line 18: ./googleearth-bin: No such file or directory


--STAGE FIVE-- (Output of 'ldd' command on /opt/google/earth/free/google-bin

$ ldd /opt/google/earth/free/googleearth-bin 
/usr/bin/ldd: line 116: /opt/google/earth/free/googleearth-bin: No such file or directory


--STAGE SIX-- (Listing of Directory Contents: /opt/google/earth/free/

cd /opt/google/earth/free/
ls
drivers.ini                 libexpat.so.1           libIGOpt.so            libQtCore.so.4
googleearth                 libfilmstrip.so         libIGSg.so             libQtGui.so.4
google-earth                libflightsim.so         libIGUtils.so          libQtNetwork.so.4
googleearth-bin             libfreebl3.so           libinput_plugin.so     libQtWebKit.so.4
google-earth-fonts.conf     libfusioncommon.so      liblayer.so            librender.so
gpl.txt                     libgdal.so.1            liblayout.so           libreporting.so
gpsbabel                    libgdata.so             libLeap.so             libsearchmodule.so
ImporterGlobalSettings.ini  libge_cache.so          libmaps.so             libsearch.so
ImporterUISettings.ini      libge_chrome_net.so     libmath.so             libsgutil.so
kh20                        libge_net.so            libmeasure.so          libsmime3.so
lang                        libgeobase.so           libmoduleframework.so  libsoftokn3.so
libaction.so                libgeobaseutils.so      libnavigate.so         libspatial.so
libalchemyext.so            libglobalnew.so         libnspr4.so            libsqlite3.so
libapiloader.so             libgoogleapi.so         libnss3.so             libssl3.so
libauth.so                  libgoogleearth_free.so  libnssckbi.so          libviewsync.so
libbase.so                  libgooglesearch.so      libnssdbm3.so          libwebbrowser.so
libbasicingest.so           libgps.so               libnsssysinit.so       libwmsbase.so
libcollada.so               libicudata.so.50        libnssutil3.so         libxsltransform.so
libcommon_gui.so            libicuuc.so.50          libplc4.so             PCOptimizations.ini
libcommon_platform.so       libIGAttrs.so           libplds4.so            plugins
libcommon.so                libIGCore.so            libport.so             resources
libcommon_webbrowser.so     libIGExportCommon.so    libprintmodule.so      shaders
libcomponentframework.so    libIGGfx.so             libprofile.so          xdg-mime
libevll.so                  libIGMath.so            libproj.so.0           xdg-settings

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