How to Install Google Earth in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus
Google Earth in Ubuntu 16.04
Google Earth – the popular virtual globe/map is used by millions of users. The Linux version of this package depends on Linux Standard Base a.k.a lsb-core package. However lsb-core became obsolete in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. So here is how you install lsb-core in Xenial Xerus and make the Google Earth work.
Install lsb-core in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus
To install lsb-core, run below commands from terminal.
wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/l/lsb/lsb-security_4.1+Debian13+nmu1_amd64.deb wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/l/lsb/lsb-core_4.1+Debian13+nmu1_amd64.deb wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/l/lsb/lsb-invalid-mta_4.1+Debian13+nmu1_all.deb sudo apt install lsb-*.deb
If you get dependency error, make sure to run below.
sudo apt -f install
Download and Install Google Earth
Run below commands from terminal.
wget https://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/current/google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i google-earth-stable_current_amd64
Once installed, you can find the Google Earth in Application menu / search in Dash.
Enjoy earth view!
Drop a comment if you are facing issues while installing Google Earth in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus.