Installing Google Earth with Gdebi Problem

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I had Google Earth installed on my system. Due to some reasons I uninstalled it. Now as I’m trying to install the program again on I’m encountering an error. I am using Gdebi for installing the .deb file. It gives the following error: “Cannot install ‘ia32-libs’ Google Earth”. Please tell me what the problem is. Is there something wrong with the Gdebi? A way around could be to install the file using terminal but I want to know why I’m getting this error message.

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Installing Google Earth with Gdebi Problem


You cannot install ia32-libs due to dependency problem.

Solution 1:

You can change sources to main and ran apt-get update after that update Manager. You can reinstall Google Earth from .deb

Now synaptic shows ia32-libs installed.

Solution 2:

You have a .deb file for ia32-libs, if you right click it. It has an option to install via QApt. You can do it, but it may fail your system. So please install fresh Google Earth.

Go to this website and download Google Earth .deb package.

Conform lsb-core package is installed.

Go to Application -> Accessories -> Terminal. Type the following command on terminal.

sudo apt-get install lsb-core

For installation double click downloaded .deb package using Ubuntu Software Center.

After installation, you can find Google Earth in Application -> Internet menu.

It is preferred for using gdebi installer.



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