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: google-earth-stable
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: libcurl3-gnutls:i386 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 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/main intltool-debian all 0.35.0+20060710.1 [31.6 kB] Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/main po-debconf all 1.0.16+nmu2ubuntu1 [210 kB] Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/main debhelper all 9.20120608ubuntu1 [623 kB] Get:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/main alien all 8.88 [57.4 kB] Get:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ 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 (220.127.116.1113-r0) ... Processing triggers for menu ...
After this the Google Earth application should be visible in your MATE menu under the Internet subfolder.