Install Google Chrome

Written by r2d2. Posted in Linux, Tips

Google Chrome isn’t in the repositories – however, Chromium is.

Google Chrome is only available for 64-bit Linux. I’ve included directions for 64 below.

To install Google Chrome, run the following:

sudo apt-get install libxss1 libappindicator1 libindicator7
wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome*.deb

If error messages pop up after running the command sudo dpkg -i google-chrome*.deb then run the command

sudo apt-get install -f

and then re-run the previous command. The error messages mentioned should include something similar to

google-chrome-stable depends on [lib-example]; however; Package [lib-example] is not installed.

This installs a needed library for Google Chrome, then downloads the latest version of Chrome to a temporary directory and installs it. Run google-chrome to start the browser.

During the installation a PPA is added to your system so that Google Chrome receives the latest updates whenever you check for system updates.

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