Installing Google Chrome in Debian Linux
Installing Google Chrome in Debian Linux 5.0.2 Lenny 64 bit is easy. First you should download the deb package:
- Google Chrome (for Debian 5.0 32 bit): google-chrome-unstable_current_i386.deb
- Google Chrome (for Debian 5.0 64 bit): google-chrome-unstable_current_amd64.deb
After you get it just run from a terminal
sudo dpkg -i Desktop/google-chrome-unstable_current_amd64.deb
If you don’t have ia32-libs-gtk installed you will get an error:
[sudo] password for user:
Selecting previously deselected package google-chrome-unstable.
(Reading database … 116259 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking google-chrome-unstable (from …/google-chrome-unstable_current_amd64.deb) …
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-unstable:
google-chrome-unstable depends on ia32-libs-gtk; however:
Package ia32-libs-gtk is not installed.
dpkg: error processing google-chrome-unstable (–install):
dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
Now just install ia32-libs-gtk
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-gtk
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 12.3MB of archives.
After this operation, 30.4MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://ftp.de.debian.org lenny/main ia32-libs-gtk 2.7 [12.3MB]
Fetched 12.3MB in 20s (587kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package ia32-libs-gtk.
(Reading database … 116475 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking ia32-libs-gtk (from …/ia32-libs-gtk_2.7_amd64.deb) …
Setting up ia32-libs-gtk (2.7) …
Setting up google-chrome-unstable (188.8.131.52-r19969) …
Processing triggers for menu …
As you can see installing ia32-libs-gtk is also fixing google chrome.
Google Chrome installer will also add a script to update daily the installation. The installer is justing adding a script in cron.daily named google-chrome what is already packed up with the Public Key of the Google repository and all the stuff.
In Kde you will find it in K -> Applications -> Internet -> Google Chrome
Under Gnome you will find it under Applications > Internet -> Chromium Web Browser .
The most disturbing problem is the missing feature of this version of Chrome for linux: Plugins, including Flash (so no YouTube, Hulu, etc.), Printing. Complex text,Complex tab dragging, Gears support.