How To Install And Upgrade Google Chrome 71 Web Browser on Linux

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

2) Google Chrome no longer provides 32-bit packages and also removed 32-bit repo.

If you have 32-bit version installed on your system, you can use but you won’t get anymore updates.

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…,

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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 Chrome 71 on December 12, 2018 which supports Windows, Mac & Linux. This update includes multiple improvements and security fixes.

Method-1 : Using YUM Repository


1) Add Chrome Repository on CentOS/RHEL/Fedora

Create a file called google-chrome.repo under /etc/yum.repos.d/ and add below Google Chrome repository contents on your system.

# vi /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo

Install Chrome on CentOS/Fedora

Use the below commands to install google chrome Stable, Beta & Unstable on your system.

[Install Chrome Stable, Beta & Unstable version on CentOS/RHEL]
# yum install google-chrome-stable
# yum install google-chrome-beta
# yum install google-chrome-unstable

[Install Chrome Stable, Beta & Unstable version on Fedora]
# dnf install google-chrome-stable
# dnf install google-chrome-beta
# dnf install google-chrome-unstable

Method-2 : Using Richard Lloid script

Sadly, the release of Google Chrome 59 (and later versions) has switched to GTK+3, so Richard Lloid script wont work any more on RHEL/CentOS 6. Hence, his site has been shut down..

Richard Lloid developed a shell script which will help us to install latest google chrome in CentOS, RHEL & Fedora. Navigate to following link to know more details about Richard Llloid script

[Install Chrome Stable Version]
# wget
# chmod +x
# sh

[Upgrade Chrome Stable Version]
# sh -u

2) Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu/Debian

Add following APT repository to install chrome on Ubuntu, Debian & Linux Mint. 64-bit Ubuntu/Debian users will notice an error when updating the software sources, like “W: Failed to fetch 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] stable main

First download the Google GPG key to verify product updates with the public signing key.

[Download Google Public Key]
$ wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

Add Google repository to install Chrome web browser.

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

3) Install Chrome on openSUSE

Add following google repository to install chrome on openSUSE system.

$ sudo zypper ar Google-Chrome
$ wget
$ sudo rpm --import
$ sudo zypper ref
$ sudo zypper in google-chrome-stable

4) Install Chrome on Arch Linux

Install packer or yaourt in order to install google chrome on Arch Linux system.

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$ yaourt -S google-chrome
$ packer -S google-chrome

5) How To Upgrade Google Chrome to latest version

Use the below commands to upgrade your google chrome version to latest release on Linux distributions.

For [RHEL/CentOS/Fedora]
# yum update google-chrome-stable

For [Debian/Ubuntu/LinuxMint]
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade google-chrome-stable

Google Chrome web browser screen shot.

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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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