How to Install Google Chrome on Arch Linux
Google Chrome is a free, cross-platform web browser from Google that incorporates a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the Web faster, safer, and easier. It is very light, fast, and a solid browser with a good security record.
Chromium OR Google Chrome
Chromium is an open-source web browser developed and maintained by Google. The majority of its codebase is used in Google Chrome. You can read the difference between Chromium and Google Chrome to decide which one is suitable for you.
Install Chromium on Arch Linux
Arch Linux provides the latest version of the Chromium browser package through its official repository, and you can install it with the Pacman.
pacman -Sy chromium
Install Google Chrome on Arch Linux
Arch Linux doesn’t provide Google Chrome from the official repository. However, you can install it from Arch User Repository (AUR), a community-driven repository for Arch users. It contains package descriptions that allow you to compile and install a package from the source.
First, install the
git and development tools with Pacman as the root user.
pacman -Sy --needed base-devel git
Then, clone the Google Chrome package descriptions as a regular user.
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/google-chrome.git
You can also install Google Chrome beta by changing the AUR URL in the
git command with
Finally, install Google Chrome with the
cd google-chrome makepkg -is
Update Google Chrome on Arch Linux
You can follow the below instructions to update Google Chrome on Arch Linux.
First, go to the directory where you have downloaded the Google Chrome PKGBUILD with the
git clone command.
Then, run the update script that comes with Google Chrome.
Launch Chromium / Google Chrome
After installing Chromium / Google Chrome, you can start it by typing the command in the terminal or via the application launcher, depending on the graphical interface.
Google Chrome Stable:
You can also set Google Chrome as the default web browser.
Screenshot of Google Chrome browser running on Arch Linux:
Screenshot of Chromium browser running on Arch Linux: