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Re: need google chrome installation instructions that work




One suggestion (and, yes, I'm intentionally top posting) -- why don't you 
repost you're reply with:

   * the Subject changed to say Solved (was: need G...)

   * Top post the solution in as concise a fashion as you can -- my first 
feeble partial attempt:

"I <meaning you> had trouble installing Google Chrome using dpkg -i until I 
followed the instructions at <the wiki page where you found the instructions> 
which required that I add a line in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
containing

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

I <meaning me> am not sure of the accuracy of what I wrote as I only read the 
other posts in this thread superficially.

For extra credit, you could modify the wiki page you mention if appropriate.

regards,  and if you celebrate (American) thanksgiving, happy Thanksgiving.

Randy Kramer

On Wednesday, November 21, 2018 04:44:14 AM Felix Miata wrote:
> Curt composed on 2018-11-21 09:15 (UTC):
> > Felix Miata wrote:
> >> (Stretch)
> >> Downloading Chrome is easy. Installing is not. The download page says
> >> "download and install", but all that happens is firefox fetches, and no
> >> auto install via apt* or dpkg is attempted. Apt and aptitude won't
> >> install the local file because it "isn't found". The
> >> https://www.google.com/linuxrepositories/ "Google Linux Software
> >> Repositories" page says how to configure GPG, but nothing about
> >> configuring repo in sources.list. Where are the secret incantations to
> >> be found?
> > 
> > deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
> > 
> > in /etc/apt/sources.list
> 
> It seems Curt's instructions to use dpkg to install the downloaded deb
> resulted in creation of /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
> containing
> 
> 	deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
> 
> With any luck the next to search for such instruction will find this post
> instead of needing to ask here, or better yet a Debian wiki page somewhere
> updated or created to include them and googling to produce on first
> results page. :-p