Unable to install Google Earth

Asked by Tony Ware on 2012-10-27

I have tried to install Google Earth, I downloaded the Deb file from Google site when I open the file to install it opens in the software centre and starts to install then it stops after 30 secs and eventually I get a message which says:-

'Lintian check results for /home/tony/Downloads/google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb:
E: google-earth-stable: file-in-etc-not-marked-as-conffile etc/cron.daily/google-earth.

Can anyone help?
Regards Tony

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In a terminal, run:

uname -a; lsb_release -a

What is output please?

Tony Ware (tonyware) said : #2

Output:-

tony@tony-HP-G60-Notebook-PC:~$ uname -a; lsb_release -a
Linux tony-HP-G60-Notebook-PC 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9
19:32:08 UTC 2012 i686 athlon i686 GNU/Linux
LSB Version:
core-2.0-ia32:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-ia32:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-ia32:core-3.2-
noarch:core-4.0-ia32:core-4.0-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal

Tony Ware
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On 27 October 2012 14:55, actionparsnip <
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> In a terminal, run:
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> uname -a; lsb_release -a
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> What is output please?
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ok you have a 32bit deb and a 32bit OS. Good start :)

What is the output of:

sudo dpkg -i /home/tony/Downloads/google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb

Thanks

Tony Ware (tonyware) said : #4

[sudo] password for tony:
(Reading database ... 215465 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace google-earth-stable 6.2.2.6613-r0 (using
.../google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement google-earth-stable ...
Setting up google-earth-stable (6.2.2.6613-r0) ...
Processing triggers for menu ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...
tony@tony-HP-G60-Notebook-PC:~$

Tony Ware
Writhlington
BA3 3PD
07964188896

On 27 October 2012 15:35, actionparsnip <
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> Your question #212482 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/212482
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
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> actionparsnip requested more information:
> ok you have a 32bit deb and a 32bit OS. Good start :)
>
> What is the output of:
>
> sudo dpkg -i /home/tony/Downloads/google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb
>
> Thanks
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Ok it's installed :)

Tony Ware (tonyware) said : #6

I don't know what happened? but thanks very much.

Best regards
Tony Ware
Writhlington
BA3 3PD
07964188896

On 27 October 2012 16:26, actionparsnip <
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Please mark as solved if all is well.

Thanks

Tony Ware (tonyware) said : #8

Excellent service

Tony Ware (tonyware) said : #9

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

For me no :(
When i try to launch GE this is the result:

Th3_ch4rm3r@SingSing:~$ google-earth
Google Earth has caught signal 11.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but Google Earth has crashed.
 This is a bug in the program, and should never happen under normal
 circumstances. A bug report and debugging data have been written
 to this text file:

    /home/Th3_ch4rm3r/.googleearth/crashlogs/crashlog-509a9ca0.txt

Please include this file if you submit a bug report to Google.
Th3_ch4rm3r@SingSing:~$ vi /home/Th3_ch4rm3r/.googleearth/crashlogs/crashlog-509a9ca0.txt

--------------------------------
log from file:
Major Version 7
Minor Version 0
Build Number 0001
Build Date Oct 29 2012
Build Time 19:13:39
OS Type 3
OS Major Version 3
OS Minor Version 2
OS Build Version 0
OS Patch Version 0
Crash Signal 11
Crash Time 1352309920
Up Time 0,864118

Stacktrace from glibc:
./libgoogleearth_free.so(+0x1e9cfb)[0xf7629cfb]
./libgoogleearth_free.so(+0x1e9f43)[0xf7629f43]
[0xf77d7400]

$ uname -a; lsb_release -a
Linux SingSing 3.2.0-32-generic #51-Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 26 21:33:09 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

LSB Version: core-2.0-amd64:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-amd64:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-amd64:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-amd64:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal

Try:

sudo apt-get --purge remove google-earth*
sudo apt-get --purge autoremove
wget http://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/current/google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i ./google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb
sudo apt-get -f install

Rerun the app

It 'exactly what I did..... and "apt-get -f install" has also installed

pax:amd64 (20120606-2, automatic), rpm:amd64 (4.10.0-4, automatic), librpmbuild3:amd64 (4.10.0-4, automatic), librpmsign1:amd64 (4.10.0-4, automatic), lsb-core:amd64 (4.0-0ubuntu26.1, automatic), alien:amd64 (8.88, automatic)

Think I'll wait next g-e release
Thanks

xatr0z (xatr0z) said : #14

The dpkg -i didn't work for me with the latest 32bit google earth (7.0.2.8415) on 32 bit ubuntu 12.10.
What did work was dpkg -i as well as manually installing lsb-core with apt-get.