As I try and install Paraview on a desktop running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with
sudo apt-get install paraview
I receive a lengthy warning, whose most worrisome part is
The following packages will be REMOVED:google-earth-stable ia32-libs ia32-libs-multiarch:i386 libgl1-mesa-dri libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libglapi-mesa:i386 libglu1-mesa:i386 libhdf5-serial-1.8.4 libqt4-opengl:i386 libvisual-0.4-plugins:i386 nvidia-331-updates skype skype-bin:i386 xorg xserver-xorg
which seems to me rather excessive and greedy since it's aiming to remove some other important and unrelated packages such as Google Earth or Skype. Obviously I don't continue.
The interesting piece of information is that the same apt-get command runs smoothly and without such auto-immune demands on another machine operated by Ubuntu 14.04 LTS where, for example, both Google Earth and Skype are installed too.
I have reasons (left) to have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running on the first computer. The question is then: is anybody aware of the causes of this auto-immune behaviour of Paraview? What could be fixes and workarounds?
NB I could not create a 'Paraview' tag owing to my young forum age, but a senior member may find it useful to do so.