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    Unable to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 20

    I am new to Ubuntu.
    I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 20.04.3 on Virtual Box
    When I downloaded the google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb and try to install using the Software install program. It say "Failed to install file: not supported"

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    Re: Unable to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 20

    We install the Chrome web browser by downloading a Chrome installer package.

    Google Chrome is not preinstalled on Ubuntu by default, and you can’t install Chrome on Ubuntu using the Ubuntu Software app.
    I got that quote from the OMG! Ubuntu web site along with these instructions.

    https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/how-to-i...rome-on-ubuntu

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    Re: Unable to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 20

    You are both right. (Sort of). What I see in the photo is "Gnome Software"... which replaced the Ubuntu Software Store when it went away after 16.04. The old Ubuntu Software Sore was written in Python2.x, and Gnome Software was written in Python 3.x In 20.04, Gnome software was no longer a default installed app, because they were pushing the Snap Store.

    You can still manually install Gnome Software. If you do, then as before, if you DL a .deb from a browser, the user will be asked if they want to save or install.

    Both the Ubuntu Store, and Gnome Software, are (partly) app installers. When the were installed, if you downloaded a .deb package in a browser, you were given the choice to save or open with one of those two app installers. I have instralled past version of chrome with the Ubuntu Software Store (years ago).

    So what the OP is reporting, is that Gnome Software comes up with an error when trying to install the Chrome .deb.

    Gnome Software is no longer a default installed app, "and" another method to install .deb package files is what grahammechical posted.

    BUT, the current Google Chrome .deb installation package, what it actually does, is add's Google Chrome's Linux Repo's to the sources, then installs the current version using APT.
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    Re: Unable to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 20

    I suggest you use the
    Code:
    dpkg -i /path/to/filename.deb
    command in a terminal to install Chrome. Obviously point to the actual deb file in your filesystem. The command above as-is will not work

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    Re: Unable to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 20

    Quote Originally Posted by ActionParsnip View Post
    I suggest you use the
    Code:
    dpkg -i /path/to/filename.deb
    command in a terminal to install Chrome. Obviously point to the actual deb file in your filesystem. The command above as-is will not work
    That's how I install it.


    Run this to get the latest version, which is 94.0.4606.81-1:
    Code:
    wget --no-check-certificate https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

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    Re: Unable to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 20

    Thanks for your help. The issue is resolved. I installed Google Chrome successfully

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