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Simple way to Install Google Chrome on Debian 9

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Google Chrome – Do you need an introduction? Who knows, you may be reading this on Google Chrome. Why wasting time on something you already know what it is.

Let’s get straight into the installation of Google Chrome on Debian 9.

Requirement

Google Chrome no longer works on the 32-bit version of Debian. Consider moving to the 64-bit Debian version.

Install Google Chrome on Debian 9

Download the Google signing key and install it.

wget -q -O - https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -

Set up Google Chrome repository.

echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list

Update repository index.

sudo apt-get update

Output:

Ign:1 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch InRelease
Hit:2 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch-updates InRelease
Hit:3 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch Release
Ign:5 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Get:6 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release [1,189 B]
Get:7 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release.gpg [819 B]
Get:8 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable/main amd64 Packages [1,365 B]
Hit:9 http://security.debian.org stretch/updates InRelease
Fetched 3,373 B in 7s (478 B/s)
Reading package lists... Done

Install Google Chrome using the below command.

apt-get -y install google-chrome-stable

Output:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  gconf-service gconf2-common libappindicator1 libdbusmenu-glib4 libdbusmenu-gtk4 libgconf-2-4 libindicator7
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  gconf-service gconf2-common google-chrome-stable libappindicator1 libdbusmenu-glib4 libdbusmenu-gtk4 libgconf-2-4 libindicator7
0 upgraded, 8 newly installed, 0 to remove and 42 not upgraded.
Need to get 67.7 MB of archives.
After this operation, 282 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch/main amd64 gconf2-common all 3.2.6-4 [1,040 kB]
Get:2 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch/main amd64 libgconf-2-4 amd64 3.2.6-4+b1 [427 kB]
Get:3 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch/main amd64 gconf-service amd64 3.2.6-4+b1 [415 kB]
Get:4 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch/main amd64 libdbusmenu-glib4 amd64 12.10.2-2 [104 kB]
Get:5 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch/main amd64 libdbusmenu-gtk4 amd64 12.10.2-2 [90.8 kB]
Get:6 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch/main amd64 libindicator7 amd64 0.5.0-3+b1 [52.9 kB]
Get:7 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch/main amd64 libappindicator1 amd64 0.4.92-4 [52.5 kB]
Get:8 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable/main amd64 google-chrome-stable amd64 61.0.3163.79-1 [65.5 MB]
Fetched 67.7 MB in 18s (3,567 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package gconf2-common.
(Reading database ... 127745 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../0-gconf2-common_3.2.6-4_all.deb ...
Unpacking gconf2-common (3.2.6-4) ...
Selecting previously unselected package libgconf-2-4:amd64.
Preparing to unpack .../1-libgconf-2-4_3.2.6-4+b1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libgconf-2-4:amd64 (3.2.6-4+b1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package gconf-service.
Preparing to unpack .../2-gconf-service_3.2.6-4+b1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking gconf-service (3.2.6-4+b1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package libdbusmenu-glib4:amd64.
Preparing to unpack .../3-libdbusmenu-glib4_12.10.2-2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libdbusmenu-glib4:amd64 (12.10.2-2) ...
Selecting previously unselected package libdbusmenu-gtk4:amd64.
Preparing to unpack .../4-libdbusmenu-gtk4_12.10.2-2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libdbusmenu-gtk4:amd64 (12.10.2-2) ...
Selecting previously unselected package libindicator7:amd64.
Preparing to unpack .../5-libindicator7_0.5.0-3+b1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libindicator7:amd64 (0.5.0-3+b1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package libappindicator1:amd64.
Preparing to unpack .../6-libappindicator1_0.4.92-4_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libappindicator1:amd64 (0.4.92-4) ...
Selecting previously unselected package google-chrome-stable.
Preparing to unpack .../7-google-chrome-stable_61.0.3163.79-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking google-chrome-stable (61.0.3163.79-1) ...
Setting up gconf2-common (3.2.6-4) ...

Creating config file /etc/gconf/2/path with new version
Setting up libindicator7:amd64 (0.5.0-3+b1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1) ...
Processing triggers for sgml-base (1.29) ...
Setting up libdbusmenu-glib4:amd64 (12.10.2-2) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.24-11+deb9u1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.6.1-2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-9) ...
Setting up libgconf-2-4:amd64 (3.2.6-4+b1) ...
Setting up gconf-service (3.2.6-4+b1) ...
Setting up libdbusmenu-gtk4:amd64 (12.10.2-2) ...
Setting up libappindicator1:amd64 (0.4.92-4) ...
Setting up google-chrome-stable (61.0.3163.79-1) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable to provide /usr/bin/x-www-browser (x-www-browser) in auto mode
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable to provide /usr/bin/gnome-www-browser (gnome-www-browser) in auto mode
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable to provide /usr/bin/google-chrome (google-chrome) in auto mode
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.24-11+deb9u1) ...

Want to try Google Chrome beta, run:

apt-get -y install google-chrome-beta

Access Google Chrome

Once the Chrome installation is complete, you can start Google Chrome by typing below command in the terminal or Going to Activities on Debian.

Command Line

google-chrome

OR

google-chrome-stable

Google Chrome beta:

google-chrome-beta

Graphical Mode

Install Google Chrome on Debian 9 - Starting Google Chrome
Install Google Chrome on Debian 9 – Starting Google Chrome

Screenshot of Google Chrome running on Debian 9:

Install Google Chrome on Debian 9 - Google Chrome on Debian 9
Install Google Chrome on Debian 9 – Google Chrome on Debian 9

That’s All.

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