Trying to install Chrome browser on Debian Stretch

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Re: trying to install chrome browawe on Debian Stretch

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-10-18 17:09

I just now selected the "Notify when Replies" option, and the box at the bottom,
in Options , is now checked, so it appears to be working.
Won't know for sure until some one replies here though.

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It seems to be working fine for me, I started receiving notices on every post
I have replied to.
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Re: trying to install chrome browawe on Debian Stretch

Postby debiman » 2017-10-19 17:01

^ by email or by some other means?
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Re: trying to install chrome browawe on Debian Stretch

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-10-19 17:46

I receive them by e-mail.
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Re: Trying to install chrome browser on Debian Stretch

Postby debiman » 2017-10-19 18:17

elton-w, maybe the notification mails are in your spam folder?
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Re: trying to install chrome browawe on Debian Stretch

Postby elton-w » 2017-10-20 17:54

GarryRicketson wrote:When you start a topic, or are replying, look at the bottom of the post editor:
Notify me when a reply is posted
Make sure the box is checked,
if you want to be notified about replies.
If it is not checked, you will not receive a notification.

I do not use the automatic option, in the "user control" panel, I guess I could try it, to see. Probably you should have started a different topic, here:
http://forums.debian.net/viewforum.php?f=12
In order to avoid de-railing (interrupting) this topic. Also make sure your e-mail
address is correct, if that is not correct , obviously you would not receive notifications.

Thank you so much!
I'm not frequent in any forums, turning on notifications will not overwhelm me. So I got your response in my email today.
I've only logged in today to briefly check my email.
Having difficulty concentrating while being being plagued with severe toothache pain .
(Should be back online after seeing the dentist next week Monday.) :-/
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Re: trying to install chrome browawe on Debian Stretch

Postby debiman » 2017-10-21 06:34

elton-w wrote:Having difficulty concentrating while being being plagued with severe toothache pain .

a combination of painkillers & strong alcohol, both administered liberally, should do the trick! :D
(doesn't help with concentrating though)
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Re: trying to install chrome browawe on Debian Stretch

Postby elton-w » 2017-10-24 21:23

debiman wrote:
elton-w wrote:Having difficulty concentrating while being being plagued with severe toothache pain .

a combination of painkillers & strong alcohol, both administered liberally, should do the trick! :D
(doesn't help with concentrating though)

I make it a habit to only post or participate in forums only if I am capable of expressing myself lucidly and concisely ...out of consideration for the other users of the forum(s).
[Addendum and as an aside: I wish I could laugh but I now face a couple of root-canal procedures... :( ).

So lets get back on topic, shall we? (Thanks).
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Re: Trying to install Chrome browser on Debian Stretch

Postby elton-w » 2017-10-24 21:50

So to get back on topic: I gather that the problem is a malformed line in the code. Couldn't this be fixed with a simple edit of the sources.list file? Rather than beat my head against a wall, perhaps I should give up and install Chromium. One would think that the maintainers of the repository should have fixed this by now.
Surely I'm not the only person who wants to install Google's Chrome browser in Debian Stretch :?
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Re: Trying to install Chrome browser on Debian Stretch

Postby sunrat » 2017-10-24 22:45

The normal way to install Chrome is to download the .deb from Google's download page and install it with dpkg -i or gdebi. The installation creates a file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list with the correct repo. We are all wondering how you managed to get the incorrect entry in the wrong sources file.
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Re: trying to install chrome browawe on Debian Stretch

Postby debiman » 2017-10-25 05:05

elton-w wrote:I make it a habit to only post or participate in forums only if I am capable of expressing myself lucidly and concisely

doesn't seem to be working very well?

SCNR (snigger)
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Re: Trying to install Chrome browser on Debian Stretch

Postby elton-w » 2017-10-25 15:37

sunrat wrote:The normal way to install Chrome is to download the .deb from Google's download page and install it with dpkg -i or gdebi. The installation creates a file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list with the correct repo. We are all wondering how you managed to get the incorrect entry in the wrong sources file.

First, I agree to the TOS, and then download the 64-bit DEB package from HERE:
https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html.
Once the download is completed, the Debian Software Installer initiates the install, the pops up this cryptic message (screenshot):
Image.
NO error message.
Once I click "OK" to close the dialog button, the Debian Software Installer loads (displays)
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Re: Trying to install Chrome browser on Debian Stretch

Postby elton-w » 2017-10-25 15:50

sunrat wrote:The normal way to install Chrome is to download the .deb from Google's download page and install it with dpkg -i or gdebi. The installation creates a file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list with the correct repo. We are all wondering how you managed to get the incorrect entry in the wrong sources file.

First, I agree to the TOS, and then download the 64-bit DEB package from HERE:
https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html.
Once the download is completed, the Debian Software Installer initiates the install, the pops up this cryptic message (screenshot):
Image.
NO error message.
Once I click "OK" to close the dialog button, the Debian Software Installer loads (displays)

At the time of this writing, I try an install from the console:
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elton@debian:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
[sudo] password for elton:
Selecting previously unselected package google-chrome-stable.
(Reading database ... 218938 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking google-chrome-stable (62.0.3202.62-1) ...
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+b1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-9) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.6.1-2) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 google-chrome-stable
elton@debian:~/Downloads$
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Re: Trying to install Chrome browser on Debian Stretch

Postby debiman » 2017-10-25 17:04

please perform
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apt-get install -f


after that, update & upgrade your system.
make note of the output and post it here if you encounter problems.

then check if the googlechrome is compatible with your debian version.

if all checks out, retry the install.
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Re: Trying to install Chrome browser on Debian Stretch

Postby elton-w » 2017-10-25 18:16

debiman wrote:please perform
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apt-get install -f


after that, update & upgrade your system.
make note of the output and post it here if you encounter problems.

then check if the googlechrome is compatible with your debian version.

if all checks out, retry the install.

This is my result:
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elton@debian:~$ sudo apt-get install -f
[sudo] password for elton:
E: Type 'http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/' is not known on line 19 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list
E: The list of sources could not be read.
E: Type 'http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/' is not known on line 19 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list
E: The list of sources could not be read.
elton@debian:~$



(Side note: I have to leave to do my volunteering, so I shall take this up later tonight or tomorrow).

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Re: Trying to install Chrome browser on Debian Stretch

Postby stevepusser » 2017-10-25 22:49

You must still remove line #19 from your /etc/apt/sources.list file. It is incorrect and causing the error, as has been clearly stated several times already. You can use Synaptic if installed to manage your repositories from a GUI.

It is possible to disable a line by commenting it out, but since you are going to have a working line in another file, remove it altogether.
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