How to install Google Chrome on the different Linux distributions?

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This tutorial is for beginners in LinuxBecause we are going to share some ways to install the Google Chrome browser on Linux.

Google Chrome developers officially offer deb and rpm packages for the installation of this browser in the respective Linux distributions with support for this type of packages.

Also, before proceeding to the direct installation of the Google Chrome browser on Linux, it is essential that you take into account Google Chrome no longer include 32-bit support for Linux.

Installing Google Chrome from the deb package

In the case of Debian-based systems such as Deepin OS, Neptune, Tails or even their derivatives such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS or any distribution with support for deb packages.

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Must of download the package from the official Google Chrome page, so they should go to the following link to get the package.

Or from the terminal with:

wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Done the package download they can install directly with their preferred package manager, or from the terminal they can do it by typing the following command:

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

And in case you have problems with dependencies, you can solve them by typing the following command:

sudo apt install -f

Installing Google Chrome on Debian, Ubuntu and derivatives from repository

It is also possible to install the browser without having to download the deb package, for this it is necessary to add a repository to the system, which is added with the following command:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list

And inside the file we must add the following:

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

We save with Ctrl + O and exit with Ctrl + X. Once this is done, it is necessary that we import the public key from the Google Chrome repository, we do this by typing:

wget https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

We must import it into the system with:

signing key chrome sudo apt-key add linux_signing_key.pub

Now We must update our list of repositories and applications with:

sudo apt update

Y finally we install the application with:

sudo apt install google-chrome-stable

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Installing Google Chrome from the rpm package

For, the case of systems with support for RPM packages such as CentOS, RHEL, Fedora, openSUSE and derivatives they should download the rpm package, which can be obtained from the following link. 

Once the download is done, they must install the package with their preferred package manager or from the terminal they can do it with the following command:

sudo rpm -i google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

Installing Google Chrome from repository on CentOS, RHEL, Fedora and derivatives.

For these systems we can add a repository which will help us to install the browser without having to download the RPM file.

In the special case of Fedora 28 if you activated the third-party repositories since you installed, there is no need to add anything, just go to the installation command.

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On the other hand if not, you just have to type:

dnf install fedora-workstation-repositories

dnf config-manager --set-enabled google-chrome

For all other systems to add the repository to the system, just type the following in the terminal to add the corresponding to /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo

cat << EOF > /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo

[google-chrome]
name=google-chrome
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
EOF

Done this, already We can install the web browser on the system with any of the following commands:

dnf install google-chrome-stable
yum install google-chrome-stable

Installing Google Chrome on Arch Linux and derivatives.

In the case of Arch Linux and systems derived from it, such as Manjaro, Antergos and others, we can install the application from the AUR repositories.

So that must have an AUR wizard installed on their systems, You can check the following link where I share some of them.

They simply have to type the following command in the terminal:

yay -S google-chrome

And ready with it, you will have already installed the Google Chrome browser on your system.

Although in most distributions the browser is within their repositories, they do not always have the most current version. So if there is an official channel it is better to use it.


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  1.   Miguel Mayol i Tur said

    I, at liGnux, would recommend using Chromium plus pepperflash. It is the open version of Chrome, it almost has all its characteristics, it would be strange to need some of the one that is missing, and above all it is in almost all repositories, so the update does not slow down, if that bothers you.

  2.   alex zaragoza said

    Hello, I am trying to download chrome to a raspberry pi3 with debian, and following the steps you indicate, at the time of importing the key with the command «signing key chrome sudo apt-key add linux_signing_key.pub» it tells me «signing: no se found the order2. How can I solve it?

    Thanks in advance

    1.    David naranjo said

      Hello good day.
      Remember, the packages for the RB, they are different they are ARM packages, what you can do is use Chromium, basically it is the same since Chromium is the project that Chrome is based on.

  3.   George said

    Thank you very much, it was perfect for me Installing Google Chrome from the deb package, I couldn't do it before.

  4.   Matheus said

    When trying to install from the repository, I get: "signing: Order not found", from Ubuntu / AMD64

  5.   Marcia said

    I loved the explanation and everything worked for me until I realized that my Linux is 32 bits = (I congratulate you because you explain very well.

  6.   Andrew Jovel said

    The error that comes out of “signing: Order not found” the command line is wrong, it should only go like this: «sudo apt-key add linux_signing_key.pub» in other words of that command must delete «signing key chrome» and the rest if it is written.