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Additional maps on mac OS Lion

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Additional maps on mac OS Lion

Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:29 pm
Hello!
I run Marble on a Mac with Lion. I have downloaded and extracted an additional map, but I can't find the place where Marble stores the maps so I don't know where to put it.
The file system on the Mac is not too transparent! Help would be appreciated.
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Re: Additional maps on mac OS Lion

Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:29 pm
On Linux at least, Marble installs it's maps to $prefix/share/apps/marble/data/maps/ where $prefix is where you installed Marble to if you self-compiled it.


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Re: Additional maps on mac OS Lion

Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:11 am
I downloaded and installed the dmg packet from marble.kde.org. I have not compiled it by myself.
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Re: Additional maps on mac OS Lion

Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:11 pm
Hi,

Well you need to distinguish Home location and System location. Marble will first look into the Home location and if it doesn't find it then it will search in the System directory.

On Mac OS X and Linux the home path should be below

~/.local/share/marble/

That means a "ortelius1570" theme would get placed inside

~/.local/share/marble/maps/earth/ortelius1570

You will probably have to create the folder structure if it doesn't exist yet.
Please give feedback whether it works for you :)
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Re: Additional maps on mac OS Lion

Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:45 pm
It worked after I had enabled hidden files in Finder! Thank you ever so much for your kind advice! :)
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Re: Additional maps on mac OS Lion

Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:35 am
Did it work exactly as I described it? :-)
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Oh yes, exactly as you described it. The folders already existed.. They are however hidden, so you have to open the terminal and give the command:
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
and then restart Finder. :) :)

 
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