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Re: need google chrome installation instructions that work




On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 04:44:14AM -0500, Felix Miata wrote:
> 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

Or, and I know this is like SUPER surprising, right, but...

... maybe you could try searching on Google's web search engine for the
way to install Google's web browser.

Having just done this myself, the surprising part is that the answer was
NOT the first result.  It was part way down the first page for me:

https://www.google.com/chrome/

On this page, there is a "Download Chrome" button.  Clicking this
gives me a pop-up overlay panel thingy which asks me to select
between "64 bit .deb" and "64 bit .rpm".  There is a note that tells
me how to avoid adding the Google repository if for some reason I
wouldn't want that.

I'm not going to go through the entire download process again here,
having already done it long ago.  Suffice to say, there are no
detailed instructions on the wiki for how to do this, because it's
incredibly simple and obvious, and nobody should NEED detailed
instructions.

You download the .deb from Google and you install it with dpkg -i
or apt install ./ or whatever you prefer.  Then you're done.

Those are the instructions.