This is a beginner’s guide shows how to install Google Chrome web browser and keep it up-to-date in Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint based systems.
You can easily get the .deb package from google.com/chrome/. If however you want to add the official Google Chrome apt repository (PPA) and keep the browser updated via Software Updater, then this simple tutorial is for you.
This tutorial will work on all 64-bit systems in the list below:
- All current Ubuntu releases, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and Ubuntu 16.04.
- Linux Mint 20, 19.x
- Current Debian releases.
- And their derivatives.
1. How to add Google Chrome apt repository (PPA):
Open terminal from your system application menu. When it opens, run following commands one by one.
- Run command to download & install the repository key file:
wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
Type your password if asked and hit Enter.
- Add the apt repository by creating a config file and insert repository line (via command):
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list'
- Finally refresh system package cache and install the web browser:
sudo apt update sudo apt install google-chrome-stable
2. Update Google Chrome package:
Now if a new web browser release is out, you’ll receive update either via Software Updater or Update Manager.
3. Manage Google Chrome apt repository:
You can disable, re-enable, or remove the official Google Chrome repository via Software & Updates (or Software Sources in Linux Mint.)
Don’t forget to reload package caches after made changes.