How to Install Google Earth on Debian Wheezy
Here is a quick tutorial to explain how to install Google Earth on Debian Wheezy.
This tutorial can also be used to install Google Earth on Ubuntu or any other Linux distribution, however it has only been tested on Debian Wheezy.
Installing Google Earth in Four easy steps
1) The first step is to install googleearth-package:
sudo apt-get install googleearth-package
2) The second step is to install the dependencies:
sudo apt-get install alien lib32nss-mdns libfreeimage3 lsb-core msttcorefonts
pax rpm ttf-dejavu ttf-bitstream-vera
If you are using the nVidia proprietary driver, you can also install the following package:
sudo apt-get install libgl1-nvidia-glx-ia32
3) The third step is to build a deb package for Google Earth:
4) If everything worked as expected, the last step consist of installing the deb package built previously:
sudo dpkg -i googleearth*.deb
Google Earth should now be installed on your system.
The software can simply be launched using the command "googleearth" or via a new icon in the menu.
If something went wrong when you followed the tutorial above, make sure you read the error message carefully and install any missing dependency needed by your package manager.