Installing Google Chrome on Debian/Ubuntu


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Google Chrome is undoubtedly the most popular web browser in the world, and has several forks from being an open-source program. With Google Chrome's continued success it only makes sense for web developers, users, and everyone in between to have it for testing or day-to-day use when you want things to work as expected. While Windows and macOS users basically have 1 important step, those not familiar with Debian may find themselves unsure how to install the browser since it's not in the apt repository.

In order to install you'll need access to either sudo or the root user.

  1. Download the .deb file for Google Chrome (via HTTPS or via FTP)
  2. Install Google Chrome with sudo apt install ./Downloads/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
  3. Follow the on-screen prompt.
  4. Enjoy Google Chrome!

Google Chrome will now automatically update from Google's APT repository when updates become available. Make sure that the file "/etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list" exists and contains

deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main

Updates to Chrome may automatically update or modify the file, and manual changes may get removed.


Anton McClure / anton@tilde.pw
Page last updated on: 11 August 2020 @ 23:18:15 UTC (+0000)