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Instaling Chrome

Postby NewToLinux » 2017-12-01 14:18

I am having problems with Chromium (version 57.0.2987.98 amd64) on
a Jessie desktop system.

Drop down menus on certain websites are not working at all (the menus don't drop down). I understand that Chromium on Jessie is no longer supported.

Rather than going through the whole process of updating from Jessie to Stretch in order to get the latest stable Chromium version (62.0.3202.89),
I was thinking of the possibility of installing the latest version of Chrome on Jessie. I have seen several websites that refer to this process :-

https://askubuntu.com/questions/885973/ ... t-on-16-04

https://www.tecmint.com/install-google- ... linux-mint

My intention would be as follows :-

(1) Click on the following link and download the Google Chrome Browser from Google's website, as appropriate to a Debian 64 bit system :-

https://www.google.co.in/chrome/browser ... index.html

I note that Google's repository will be also be added to my system so that
Chrome can automatically be kept up to date.

(2) Perform an update :-

sudo apt-get update

(3) Install Chrome as follows :-

sudo apt-get install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb


(4) Run Chrome :-

$ google-chrome-stable


Would this work okay, with no problems at all ?
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Re: Instaling Chrome

Postby man_without_clue » 2017-12-02 00:23

I just downloaded .deb file and did dpkg -i XXXX.deb

working perfectly.
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Re: Instaling Chrome

Postby sunrat » 2017-12-02 01:08

NewToLinux wrote:...
Would this work okay, with no problems at all ?


No, you're mixing up the commands from both those guides in a way that won't work as apt-get won't install local packages. And why do 5 steps when 1 will do the same thing? The last answer at that askubuntu page is the easiest way:

Download the Chrome package and open a terminal in the download directory. Then:
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sudo apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Gdebi should work too. I usually switch to root first with su rather than using sudo.
This command will add the Chrome repository and add a launch icon to your menu.
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Re: Instaling Chrome

Postby debiman » 2017-12-02 08:08

...additionally, i think you should find out what the differences between chromium and chrome are.
your first post, you're mashing them together like they're the same.
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Re: Instaling Chrome

Postby NewToLinux » 2017-12-05 12:02

Just a check :-

Can Chrome and Chromium co-exist on a Jessie system without any problems ?
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Re: Instaling Chrome

Postby michapma » 2017-12-08 11:27

NewToLinux wrote:I am having problems with Chromium (version 57.0.2987.98 amd64) on
a Jessie desktop system.

Drop down menus on certain websites are not working at all (the menus don't drop down). I understand that Chromium on Jessie is no longer supported.

It is: https://packages.debian.org/jessie/chromium
The current version is 57.0.2987.98-1~deb8u1.

Otherwise, installing the locally downloaded .deb package as advised is the best way.
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Re: Instaling Chrome

Postby michapma » 2017-12-08 11:36

NewToLinux wrote:Just a check :-

Can Chrome and Chromium co-exist on a Jessie system without any problems ?


No problem. The program binaries and data are installed in separate locations. The profiles are also located at different directories. Chromium should be at
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~/.config/chromium

and Chrome (the stable version) should be in
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~/.config/google-chrome


Given your user name, the ~ stands for the location of your home directory: /home/username (whatever your username is).

https://chromium.googlesource.com/chrom ... ata_dir.md
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Re: Instaling Chrome

Postby pcalvert » 2017-12-10 14:36

Do not use Chromium on Debian Jessie. It is no longer supported and will not receive any more security updates.

See: https://lists.debian.org/debian-securit ... 00282.html
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Re: Instaling Chrome

Postby NewToLinux » 2017-12-13 13:34

Chrome has now been installed on a Jessie system as follows :-

(1) Logged into home directory as root.

(2) Downloaded google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb from

https://www.google.co.in/chrome/browser ... index.html

to the home directory.

(3) In the home directory, tried to install Chrome :-

apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

(4) This failed, giving lots of error messages such as :-

E: Release 'google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb' for 'firefox-l10n-hr' was not found

(5) The command :-

dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

was then run.

(6) This gave the messages :-

Selecting previously unselected package google-chrome-stable.
(Reading database ... 120380 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking google-chrome-stable (63.0.3239.84-1) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-stable:
google-chrome-stable depends on libappindicator1; however:
Package libappindicator1 is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package google-chrome-stable (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for menu (2.1.47) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.58) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.0.2-5) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
google-chrome-stable


(7) So the command :-

apt-get -f install

and then the command :-

dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

were run.

(8) Then the command :-

google-chrome-stable

was run to start Chrome.

(9) This produced the following error messages :-

libGL error: failed to open drm device: Permission denied
libGL error: failed to load driver: nouveau
ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment.
[32145:32145:1211/192714.812289:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(351)] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process.

Can anyone please explain what these errors mean and how can they be resolved ?

Chrome runs to some extent but I would like to clear up the above errors.

Thanks very much.
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