Quote Originally Posted by oldos2er View Post
I don't really understand why it's not picking up ia32-libs-multiarch. Try
sudo apt-get clean

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install google-earth-stable
That last command assumes you have Google's repository enabled. Also, could you post
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
Me neither I am totaly stumped
here is the results

cabz@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install google-earth-stable
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
google-earth-stable : Depends: ia32-libs but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

cabz@ubuntu:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-updates main restricted universe multiverse

and is software sources i have an entry for http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb/stable main