Ubuntu: Google Earth not install on 14.04



Question:

I'm trying to install Google Earth on Ubuntu 14.04 and get the following error. The problem show up using dpkg -i to install the .deb downloades from Google site, beside I tested with Ubuntu Software Center too.

Exists similar questions in this site talking about installation problems, but none of them are on 14.04, so I decided post a new questions seeking for tips-solutions for the current LTS Ubuntu version (most comments and suggestion in those previous questions are targeted oldest Ubuntu versions)

Preparing to unpack google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb ...  Unpacking google-earth-stable (7.1.2.2041-r0) ... 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.  google-earth-stable depends on ia32-libs;  however:   Package ia32-libs is not installed.    dpkg: error processing package google-earth-stable (--install):   dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Processing triggers for  man-db (2.6.7.1-1) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon  (0.5.1+14.04.20140409-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding  /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for  gnome-menus (3.10.1-0ubuntu2) ... Processing triggers for  desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for  mime-support (3.54ubuntu1) ... Errors were encountered while  processing:  google-earth-stable  

Doing what is described here I got:

sudo dpkg -i google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb  Selecting  previously unselected package google-earth-stable. (Reading database  ... 277661 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to  unpack google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb ... Unpacking  google-earth-stable (7.1.2.2041-r0) ... 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.  google-earth-stable depends on ia32-libs; however:    Package ia32-libs is not installed.    dpkg: error processing package google-earth-stable (--install):   dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Processing triggers for  man-db (2.6.7.1-1) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon  (0.5.1+14.04.20140409-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding  /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for  gnome-menus (3.10.1-0ubuntu2) ... Processing triggers for  desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for  mime-support (3.54ubuntu1) ... Errors were encountered while  processing:  google-earth-stable  


Solution:1

Try the method given here to install Google earth

The problem with Google Earth is that the 32bit package doesn't support multiarch so it doesn't install all the 32bit dependencies it needs to run on Ubuntu 64bit.

I recommend you just copy paste the following command:

sudo apt-get install libfontconfig1:i386 libx11-6:i386 libxrender1:i386 libxext6:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libglu1-mesa:i386 libglib2.0-0:i386 libsm6:i386; cd /tmp && wget http://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/current/google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb; sudo dpkg -i google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb; sudo apt-get install -f  

Then download and install 32 bit software package on 64 bit system.


Solution:2

This works for kubuntu 14.04 AMD64 on my system

  1. Download the 32bit package (trust me the amd64 bit package is NOT truly 100% 64bit -shame on google, how long has 64bit been around?)
  2. Install the google .deb package
  3. Open a terminal and run the following command:

    sudo apt-get install libc6-i386 libglib2.0-0:i386 libsm6:i386 libglu1-mesa:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libxext6:i386 libxrender1:i386 libx11-6:i386 libfontconfig1:i386 lsb-core  
  4. Thats it, now it should run without errors From the command line, run google-earth

Reference: GoogleEarth


Solution:3

It appears that ia32-libs (which Google Earth wants) doesn't exist any more. However it has been replaced! This worked for me (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS,installing google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb):

Open a terminal window and copy-paste:

sudo apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0  

After doing this google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb will be installed without any errors.


Solution:4

I am an Ubuntu 14.04, 64-bit user. I spent about more than 2 days in the internet to get a solution for this issue. I tried almost all of the given suggestions, including Webupd8's solution, but could not reach a solution.

I finally found the below solution, and now Google Earth working flawlessly in my PC. Now I can search in Google Earth with no problem, and I do not even face the "blank image frame" problem.

Solution:

  1. Uninstall previous Google Earth versions. I used Synaptic Package Manager to uninstall Google Earth.

  2. Install ia32-libs:

    sudo -i  cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d  echo "deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring main restricted universe multiverse" >ia32-libs-raring.list  apt-get update  apt-get install ia32-libs  

    P.S: At the end, you may remove the ia32-libs-raring.list in /etc/apt/sources.list.d, then update the system by typing sudo apt-get update command.

  3. Then go to Mint's link and download the googleearth_6.2.2.6613-r0_i386.deb version and install it from the terminal by typing:

    sudo gdebi googleearth_6.2.2.6613-r0_i386.deb    
  4. After finishing the installation, run this command: google-earth .

  5. After you run the Google Earth and search for a certain city in the Search Box, and face a problem such: invalid HTTP request then proceed below in a termial:

    sudo mv /opt/google/earth/free/libcurl.so.4 /opt/google/earth/free/backup_libcurl.so.4     

Google Earth should work correctly, it did work in my PC like a charm.


Solution:5

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) and had the same problem. The 32 bit version of GE worked for me to some extent, but the panaramo images wouldn't load in GE. I found the answer here worked for me to get the 64 bit one working (amongst other things, you remove the dependancy line): https://productforums.google.com/d/msg/maps/_h4t6SpY_II/xK1umdGFykAJ


Solution:6

I solved my issue by using doing this

Google Earth Install x64 on Linux Mint 18 Cin

After I solved it, I broke out in dance to Prince's song "Kiss"


Note:If u also have question or solution just comment us below or mail us on toontricks1994@gmail.com
Previous
Next Post »