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Re: need google chrome installation instructions that work




On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 7:46 AM Greg Wooledge <wooledg@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> 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.
>

This is the way I install Google Chrome from the terminal.

cd Downloads &&
wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
&&
sudo apt install gdebi -y &&
sudo gdebi google*