How to install Google Earth on Linux Mint 14 Nadia with the Google deb package.

I was trying to install the Google Earth 64bit *.deb package on Linux Mint 14 and I had some dependency errors.

john@adeptus-mechanicus ~/Downloads $ sudo dpkg -i google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb 
[sudo] password for john: 
Selecting previously unselected package google-earth-stable.
(Reading database ... 282027 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking google-earth-stable (from google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-earth-stable:
 google-earth-stable depends on lsb-core (>= 3.2); however:
  Package lsb-core is not installed.

dpkg: error processing google-earth-stable (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for menu ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Errors were encountered while processing:

I then used the sudo apt-get -f install command and this resolved the errors I got during the installation process for Google Earth.

john@adeptus-mechanicus ~/Downloads $ sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove it.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  alien debhelper intltool-debian lsb-core po-debconf
Suggested packages:
  lsb-rpm lintian dh-make libmail-box-perl
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  alien debhelper intltool-debian lsb-core po-debconf
0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 949 kB of archives.
After this operation, 1,945 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Get:1 quantal/main intltool-debian all 0.35.0+20060710.1 [31.6 kB]
Get:2 quantal/main po-debconf all 1.0.16+nmu2ubuntu1 [210 kB]
Get:3 quantal/main debhelper all 9.20120608ubuntu1 [623 kB]
Get:4 quantal/main alien all 8.88 [57.4 kB]                                                                                               
Get:5 quantal-updates/main lsb-core amd64 4.0-0ubuntu26.1 [27.1 kB]                                                                       
Fetched 949 kB in 7s (119 kB/s)                                                                                                                                             
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously unselected package intltool-debian.
(Reading database ... 282356 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking intltool-debian (from .../intltool-debian_0.35.0+20060710.1_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package po-debconf.
Unpacking po-debconf (from .../po-debconf_1.0.16+nmu2ubuntu1_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package debhelper.
Unpacking debhelper (from .../debhelper_9.20120608ubuntu1_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package alien.
Unpacking alien (from .../archives/alien_8.88_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package lsb-core.
Unpacking lsb-core (from .../lsb-core_4.0-0ubuntu26.1_amd64.deb) ...
Processing triggers for doc-base ...
Processing 1 added doc-base file...
Registering documents with scrollkeeper...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up intltool-debian (0.35.0+20060710.1) ...
Setting up po-debconf (1.0.16+nmu2ubuntu1) ...
Setting up debhelper (9.20120608ubuntu1) ...
Setting up alien (8.88) ...
Setting up lsb-core (4.0-0ubuntu26.1) ...
Setting up google-earth-stable ( ...
Processing triggers for menu ...

After this the Google Earth application should be visible in your MATE menu under the Internet subfolder.

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John Cartwright
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1 Comment

  1. edip

    Thank you very much ! I installed Google Earth with your solution on Debian 7 :)


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