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    Google Chrome Install by Terminal

    Hello All,
    Is it possible to install google Chrome via a command terminal, instead of going to google.com and installing that way?
    Thanks for the help
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    Re: Google Chrome Install by Terminal

    The open source Chromium which Chrome is based on can be installed from the command line, but not Chrome without the source . See Below
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    Re: Google Chrome Install by Terminal

    Yep.

    This is dated but should still apply:

    http://www.liberiangeek.net/2011/12/...neiric-ocelot/

    Basically you need to add the chrome repos.
    Then update
    And install
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    Re: Google Chrome Install by Terminal

    Code:
    wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
    sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
    Replace amd64 with i386 if you want the 32-bit version.

    This is exactly the same as downloading it from the website, just using the wget command instead of a browser.
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    Re: Google Chrome Install by Terminal

    Is there some good reason for your wanting to do it that way?

    There is no source code for Google Chrome as it is a proprietary application, so you can not install in that manner, but if you have the google chrome .deb file available to you it is possible to use the terminal to install it with
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i /path/to/google-chrome.deb
    Chromium, the open source browser on which google-chrome is built, can be installed like any other open source application, of course, ie using the .deb package in terminal as above, using the package manager, or if you wish using the source code from an archive.
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    Re: Google Chrome Install by Terminal

    Wow i was looking for this thxs

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    Re: Google Chrome Install by Terminal

    You don't need to add chrome repo, just grab the deb from Google and right click to install it and that's it. The repo will be automatically created. Some people apparently try to push for Chromium, that is fine but just bear in mind that Chromium is not Chrome, it is stripped down and quite crippled by comparison, it doesn't have the built in pdf browser and updated flash for examples. Chromium is also very outdated.

    If you want to install Chrome on *buntu 13.04, you need to grab libudev0 which is absent from 13.04's repository

    There are download links for this package here.

    http://www.webupd8.org/2013/04/fix-g...talled-in.html

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    Re: Google Chrome Install by Terminal

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain2012 View Post
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    If you want to install Chrome on *buntu 13.04, you need to grab libudev0 which is absent from 13.04's repository
    ...
    Hi, that's no longer necessary since Chrome 27 (which has the fix for the missing dependency) is now Chrome stable. I installed it on 13.04 last night without any dependency issue.
    Users can easily damage their systems by using sudo su if they aren't experienced enough.

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    Re: Google Chrome Install by Terminal

    try
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i /path/to/google-chrome.deb

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