I'm running a 64-bit install of Xubuntu 12.04. It took me a little while to get Google Earth working. The 64-bit Google earth package requires some 32-bit gtk libraries provided by ia32-libs. However, when I ran a simulation to install ia32-libs and it's dependencies, it wanted to remove a ton of programs, including the xubuntu-desktop meta-package. As a work-around, I used
getlibs to get the 32-bit libraries I needed, and then installed Google Earth with the deb package and the
--ignore-depend option to
dpkg. Awesome, Google Earth is installed and is working great!
Now, however, Update Manager keeps complaining about a "Partial Upgrade", and
apt-get won't let me install any new applications. It wants me to do a fix-broken install, but when I do a simulation of
apt-get -f install I get some very bad news, they want to uninstall the Google Earth I just worked so hard to install!
$> apt-get -f -s install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages will be REMOVED: googleearth 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Remv googleearth [126.96.36.1997+0.7.0-1]
--ignore-depends passed to
dpkg is not propagating to
apt-get, so now I can't install any new applications until I uninstall Google Earth, because of it's missing dependencies (even though it works fine without them). How can I fix this?