Google Earth Pro won't install

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by steffi, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. steffi macrumors 6502a

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    Jun 7, 2003
    #1
    Anybody else seen this?

    sudo installer -pkg "Install Google Earth Pro 7.3.1.4507.pkg" -target /

    installer: Package name is Google Earth

    installer: Installing at base path /

    installer: The install failed (The Installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance.)

    This does the same thing

    sudo installer -pkg ./Install\ Google\ Earth\ Pro\ 7.3.1.4507.pkg -target /

    installer: Package name is Google Earth

    installer: Installing at base path /

    installer: The install failed (The Installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance.)
     
  2. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    Location:
    Portland / Seattle
    #2
    Yes, I did, a few weeks ago when I finally got around to installing GEP on my new iMP. I finally got an install to work, but using the "old fashioned way" and from a non-admin user account as a last-ditch attempt - I couldn't even get the installer to work from the Finder in an admin user account. I never figured out why the sudo attempts failed to install GEP, but it's up and running now on my Mac with zero issues, signed into my account. I was that last attempt away from installing GEP in a El Cap or Sierra VM. :mad: That's all I've got on this, sorry I don't have a better resolution. :(
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3

    DeltaMac

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    Location:
    Delaware
    #3
    You are sudo-installing to the root of the drive. Would it work if you did the install to the /Applications folder, instead of / ?
     

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