Google Chrome 50 Release notes, installation & upgrade steps on Linux

Note :1) This page will be update on every Google chrome release.

2) Google Chrome no longer provides 32-bit packages, 64-bit Ubuntu/Debian users will notice an error when updating the software sources, like “W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release Unable to find expected entry ‘main/binary-i386/Packages’ in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)

3) Just open the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list and modify like below.

$ sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main

Web browser is the important software in our computer. Everybody knows without web browser we can’t do anything. We spend most of the time in web browser when we chat, email, browse, shopping, reading news, online banking, etc…,

Google Chrome is the best browser ever, because they use V8 engine. V8 is Google’s open source high performance JavaScript engine. Google chrome is a light weight browser. Every tab uses different process so its very fast compared to other browsers. Google Inc has proudly announced the release of new version of Google Google Chrome 50 on April 13, 2016 which supports Windows, Mac & Linux. This update includes 20 security fixes.

Method -1 : Using YUM Repositories

1) Google Chrome installation in linux CentOS/RHEL/Fedora

Create the file called google-chrome.repo under /etc/yum.repos.d/ and add Google Chrome Repositories on your system.

For 32-bit

# nano /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo
[google] 
name=Google - i386 
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/i386 
enabled=1 
gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

For 64-bit

# nano /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo
[google64] 
name=Google - x86_64 
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/x86_64 
enabled=1 
gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

For more details adding yum repositories

1a) Install Google Chrome (as root user)

Use the below commands to install google chrome 49 from YUM Repositories on your system.

# Install Google Chrome Stable version #
# yum install google-chrome-stable

# Install Google Chrome Beta version #
# yum install google-chrome-beta

# Install Google Chrome Unstable version #
# yum install google-chrome-unstable

# Uninstall Google Chrome stable version #
# yum remove google-chrome-stable

1b) Start Google Chrome (as Normal user)

Use the below commands to start google chrome from terminal.

$ google-chrome

Method -2 : Using Richard Lloid script.

Richard Lloid developed one shell script which will help us to install google chrome in CentOS / RHEL / Fedora. Use the below command to install latest google chrome. For more details about Richard Llloid script

# wget http://chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk/install_chrome.sh
# chmod +x install_chrome.sh
# sh install_chrome.sh
# google-chrome
# sh install_chrome.sh -u

2) Google Chrome installation in linux Ubuntu/Debian/linuxmint

Follow the below steps to install google chrome in ubuntu/debian/linuxmint.

# Google Public Key downloading #
$ wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -

# Adding Google Chrome Repository #
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'

# Repository update #
$ sudo apt-get update

# Install Google Chrome #
$ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

# Start Google Chrome (as Normal user) #
$ google-chrome

3) Upgrading google chrome to CentOS, RHEL, Fedora from version 49 to 50

Use the below commands to upgrade your google chrome version to latest release in CentOS, RHEL, Fedora, Oracle Linux,etc,…

# Update your system #
# yum update

# Check Google chrome upgrade is available CentOS/RHEL/Fedora #
# yum list google-chrome-stable

# Google chrome upgrade in CentOS/RHEL/Fedora as a root #
# yum update google-chrome-stable

4) Upgrading google chrome to Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint from version 49 to 50

Use the below commands to upgrade your google chrome version to latest release in Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint,etc,…

# Update your system #
$ sudo apt-get update

# Re-Check Google chrome upgrade is available Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint #
$ apt-cache policy google-chrome-stable

# Google chrome upgrade in Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint #
$ sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade google-chrome-stable

See below, Google chrome upgraded version 50 screen shot. If it is not showing upgraded version restart your PC and check again.
install-google-chrome-49-on-linux
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Prakash Subramanian

Prakash Subramanian is a Linux lover and has 3.5+ years of experience in linux server administration with major Linux distribution such as (RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu). He is currently working as a Senior L2 Linux Server administrator.

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  • Rob.

    Thanks!!!

  • vaishali

    Hello,

    I tried a lot to install Google chrome in Linux Mint but I am nt able to install it. I have followed all the steps. When i run comman number 4 for install Google chrome I got this error:

    $ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    You might want to run ‘apt-get -f install’ to correct these:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    google-chrome-stable : Depends: libcurl3 but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try ‘apt-get -f install’ with no packages (or specify a solution).

    Please help me.

    • Hi,

      It seem’s that libcurl3 is not installed on your system. Install libcurl3 on your system then try google chrome installation.

      $ sudo apt-get install libcurl3

      $ sudo apt-get update

  • Raj Kiran Gade

    Hey guys,

    looks like for kernel 3.10.e17 , you need to update the yum repository before you try to install.
    Magesh,
    Good work. You can include that the update statement as well.

  • Mansur, yes you’re absolutely correct. The GPGKEY attribute must begin on a newline. 2daygeek, thanks for the article, i knew the procedure but I didn’t have the proper attribute values required to set up the repository. Keep up the good work.

  • Mansur

    I had a parsing error in CentOS 7, so the key ‘gpgkey=…’ should start from a new line.

  • @Jaafar,

    Can i have the error message.

  • Jaafar

    hello , it is not working for me i need some help pleass

  • @ihnausten,

    GNOME 3.x, Can i have your issue ?

  • ihnausten

    What’s your Desktop Environment? πŸ˜€

  • @ronaldo,

    Welcome

  • ronaldo

    Yes very useful πŸ™‚
    In Linux OS very thing must be searched in Internet
    because neither always Synaptic is utility. πŸ™‚
    All help with Linux is valuable.
    thanks so much ! Job here in advance !!
    ps: Open this page already no G.Chrome just installed (:^P

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