Re: need google chrome installation instructions that work
- Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 11:41:31 -0600
- From: Robert Crawford <webguytx@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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:
> 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
> 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 &&
sudo apt install gdebi -y &&
sudo gdebi google*