In chapter 6, we have installed the package googleearth-package
which is a utility to automatically build a .deb package of Google
Earth. This means, Google Earth is not yet installed; we have to first
build a .deb package of it with the help of googleearth-package, and then install the .deb package.
Open a terminal (System > Terminal) and become root:
Now you can build the Google Earth .deb package as follows:
[...] Package: googleearth
Depends: ttf-dejavu | ttf-bitstream-vera | msttcorefonts, lsb-core,
libqtcore4, libgl1-mesa-glx, ia32-libs (>= 20080808), lib32gcc1
(>= 1:4.1.1), lib32stdc++6 (>= 4.1.1), lib32z1 (>= 1:1.1.4),
libc6-i386 (>= 2.1.3), libc6-i386 (>= 2.2), libc6-i386 (>=
2.3), libc6-i386 (>= 2.3.2), libc6-i386 (>= 2.4) , ia32-libs-gtk
Description: Google Earth, a 3D map/planet viewer
Package built with googleearth-package.
dpkg-deb: building package `googleearth' in `./googleearth_188.8.131.527+0.6.0-1_amd64.deb'.
You can now install the package with e.g. sudo dpkg -i <package>.deb
If you don't see any errors, then you should find the Google Earth .deb package in the current directory:
A download dialogue should come up. If it offers the option Open with Ubuntu Software Center (default), choose that one and follow the installation wizard. If you just see Open with and a Browse... button, select that option and click on the Browse... button:
Select /usr/bin/gdebi-gtk from the Choose Helper Application window:
In the Firefox download dialogue, you should now see Open with gdebi-gtk - select that option and click on OK:
A Package Installer window comes up. Click on the Install Package button to install Picasa:
Type in your password:
Picasa is now being installed. Afterwards, you can close the Package Installer window:
12 RealPlayer (For i386 Systems Only)
(RealPlayer is available for i386 systems only. If you are on an x86_64 system, please skip this chapter.)
A download dialogue should come up. If it offers the option Open with Ubuntu Software Center (default), choose that one and follow the installation wizard. If you just see Open with and a Browse... button, select that option and click on the Browse... button. Select gdebi-gtk and install the package exactly as shown for Picasa.