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I've tried several times to install Google Earth for Ubuntu 12.10 and keep getting installation errors - usually dependency errors. I've followed the instructions to a T, and still have yet to get a clean install.

I've used the usual wget command to download the .deb file or used Google's own download file utility, then did a sudo apt-get install google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb, etc., etc.

Also tried for for 32 bit system, still nothing works.

Does anyone know how to:

  1. Download a proper and correct .deb file?
  2. To install Google Earth from that .deb file? This has become exasperating.
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What are the dependency errors you're actually getting? – Renan Jun 5 '13 at 22:07

You can do the following sequences in terminal for this matter :

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb stable main"/etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-earth.list'

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install google-earth-stable

hope that works ;)

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To install a .deb file.


  $ sudo dpkg -i filename.deb

There could be broken installation so use

  $ sudo apt-get install -f

-f/--fix-broken --> equivalent

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