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    HOWTO: Install Google Chrome from the Google repository

    This is a guide for those that want to install the new Google Chrome Beta, and be able to update it through apt.

    First add the google repo to the end of your /etc/apt/sources.list file as root.
    Code:
    # Google software repository
    deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free main
    Now add the package signing key by running:
    Code:
    sudo wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | apt-key add -
    Now run
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Now to actually install the Google Chrome Beta run
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install google-chrome-beta
    And that's it! Now you can run Google Chrome from you Application>Internet menu or by running google-chrome in the terminal.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Google Chrome from the Google repository

    Chromium is better. But still, nice guide.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Google Chrome from the Google repository

    The Chrome install creates a cron job that goes out and checks the Google Chrome repository daily, so there is really no need to add it to your /etc/apt/sources.list

    I agree I like the Chromium better, but the one thing I can't do is edit tags without having to right-click and open the editor in another tab. That can get real old after you've done it a dozen or more times a day

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Google Chrome from the Google repository

    If you install the official deb from google, it already adds the google repository to your sources.list.d directory.

    Code:
    $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list 
    deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable main
    Opera also does the same.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Google Chrome from the Google repository

    The difference being that opera repositories work and google does not - apt-get update takes forever and finally times out on the google repositories added by the google chrome install. I have had google chrome installed for a week or two (on three machines) and none pick up the repositories from google (Kubuntu9.10)

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Google Chrome from the Google repository

    Quote Originally Posted by gletob View Post
    This is a guide for those that want to install the new Google Chrome Beta, and be able to update it through apt.

    First add the google repo to the end of your /etc/apt/sources.list file as root.
    Code:
    # Google software repository
    deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free main
    Now add the package signing key by running:
    Code:
    sudo wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | apt-key add -
    Now run
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Now to actually install the Google Chrome Beta run
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install google-chrome-beta
    And that's it! Now you can run Google Chrome from you Application>Internet menu or by running google-chrome in the terminal.
    Actually you need to put

    Code:
    wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    Otherwise you get errors like this:

    Code:
    gpg: no writable keyring found: eof
    gpg: error reading `-': general error
    gpg: import from `-' failed: general error
    Otherwise a perfect howto!
    Last edited by rifter; March 24th, 2010 at 08:37 AM.
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    Re: HOWTO: Install Google Chrome from the Google repository

    Thanks, still confuse in this way, cause I am newbie in linux. But I success to install chromium browser from Ubuntu Software Center. Just sharing...thanks.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Google Chrome from the Google repository

    so much for that "howto" working.........

    W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/dists/stable/Release Unable to find expected entry 'non-free/binary-amd64/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)

    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    Oh well, back to the drawing board

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Google Chrome from the Google repository

    Old thread closed.

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