HowTo install Google Earth on Debian

The Google Earth .DEB still depends on ia32-libs, but ia32-libs has been removed as part of the transition to multiarch, so it won’t install.


  1. Download the 64-bit google earth .deb file from
  2. mkdir earth
  3. dpkg-deb -R google-earth*.deb earth
  4. edit the file earth/DEBIAN/control and replace the Depends line as shown below
  5. dpkg-deb -b earth earth.deb
  6. dpkg -i earth.deb
  7. apt-get install -f


Depends: lsb-core (>= 3.2), ia32-libs  


Depends: lsb-core (>= 3.2),lib32z1, lib32ncurses5, lib32bz2-1.0