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Can't install Google Chrome, is my Source list right?

Postby Meky » 2018-03-02 12:35

Hi all,

I am new in Linux and very new in Debian, I tried a lot of Linux distributions and I think Debian is the best for me and for my Hardware, now I installed None free Debian copy and I tried to install Chrome, I downloaded it from Google (The .deb Version) and when I run it I get: Sorry, this did not work, The file is not supported.

I start to search on the Internet and I found that maybe my update sources not right, when I checked it I found that the CDROM is the only source is available in my list, so I searched again and I found some resources and I installed them, I searched for updates and I installed about 5 of them but I still can't install chrome.

My source list:
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch main
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch main

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch-updates main
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch-updates main

deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ stretch/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ stretch/updates main

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch main contrib non-free
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch main contrib non-free

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch-updates main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free

deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free

Any ideas please?

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Re: Can't install Google Chrome, is my Source list right?

Postby arochester » 2018-03-02 12:42

Debian does not use Google Chrome by default. It uses Chromium instead. Chromium is very like Chrome and you can log in, in exactly the same way, with the same extensions etc.

The advantage of Chromium, over Chrome, is that it does not "phone home" to Google.

If you still want Chrome then go to the Chrome website and get the .deb.

The easiest way to install a .deb is to install gdebi first and use that.
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Re: Can't install Google Chrome, is my Source list right?

Postby Meky » 2018-03-02 13:01

arochester wrote:Debian does not use Google Chrome by default. It uses Chromium instead. Chromium is very like Chrome and you can log in, in exactly the same way, with the same extensions etc.

The advantage of Chromium, over Chrome, is that it does not "phone home" to Google.

If you still want Chrome then go to the Chrome website and get the .deb.

The easiest way to install a .deb is to install gdebi first and use that.


Thanks,

I already downloaded Chrom from Google website but it not running also when I use gdebi.

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Re: Can't install Google Chrome, is my Source list right?

Postby sgage » 2018-03-02 13:26

It is not very clear from your posts exactly what you have tried. Did you install Chrome with gdebi? How did you do it? What exactly was the error message, and was it from Chrome or Debian, and what did you do that made it appear?
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Re: Can't install Google Chrome, is my Source list right?

Postby Lysander » 2018-03-02 13:47

OP you have not really understood what your sources.list file is. It sounds like you panicked, threw some text in the file and just blindly hoped that things would work. Secondly, it seems that you have installed Debian and the first thing you want to do is install some proprietary software.

Now, installing proprietary software is OK - it's allowed and enabled in Debian - but the Debian ethic is to avoid such. I personally install proprietary when I have little other choice. But you do have another choice - Chromium.

You can install from whichever repos you have enabled in your sources list by using

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#apt install <package>


Now, note that

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#apt install chrome


will not work since Chrome is not supported by Debian for the reasons already given. It is not in the repos enabled in your sources.list and such an official repo does not exist. However,

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#apt install chromium


will work. I don't understand why anyone would use Chrome over Chromium but there' s no accounting for taste.

I would recommend reading

https://wiki.debian.org/SourcesList

to understand your sources.list file. To do so would be extremely beneficial to you. It is bloated with needless repos in it. As an example, here's mine:

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deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ stretch main

deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates main

# stretch-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian stretch-backports main contrib non-free


I would tidy your sources.list file up and try Chromium over Chrome. You will see very little difference between the two.

NB: I have not given you any advice on how to actually install Chrome for two reasons. 1] Chromium is virtually indistinguishable and open-source. 2] Google your problem with Chrome if you really want to know [hint, searching for the exact phrase "how to install Google Chrome on Debian" brings up literally thousands of results, including a very similar issue on this very forum].
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Re: Can't install Google Chrome, is my Source list right?

Postby Meky » 2018-03-02 19:05

sgage wrote:It is not very clear from your posts exactly what you have tried. Did you install Chrome with gdebi? How did you do it? What exactly was the error message, and was it from Chrome or Debian, and what did you do that made it appear?


Sorry, in the past 6 months I installed Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora... etc to test them and after any new installation I go to google.com and download google chrome and install it in one click, but with Debian it’s not the same, the Software store told me the file not fount or something like this.

Now I did a new clean install and I will try again.

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Re: Can't install Google Chrome, is my Source list right?

Postby stevepusser » 2018-03-02 19:13

I doubt a reinstall will solve your issue.
Sorry, but you must be more precise when asking for help with a problem. Computers and computer people don't handle "fuzzy" too well.
the Software store told me the file not fount or something like this.


Ideally, you'd go to the folder where the deb file is, open a terminal there, and run

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gdebi  <name-of-deb-file>
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Re: Can't install Google Chrome, is my Source list right?

Postby Dai_trying » 2018-03-02 20:16

or without installing gdebi you could use the command

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# apt install ./<name-of-deb-file>
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Re: Can't install Google Chrome, is my Source list right?

Postby Lysander » 2018-03-02 20:22

Meky wrote:Now I did a new clean install and I will try again.


This shows a complete lack of comprehension of the issue. I really hope you are not doing a clean install because you can't use Chrome. You did not even try Chromium, did you, because if you did you would have seen that it's almost identical to Chrome in every respect.

I even linked to a post which could help solve your problem. But it looks like you either didn't read my post or didn't understand it.

If you're going to reinstall your entire system because you can't use the browser you want, this doesn't bode too well for your future use with the OS. I hope the other responses presented so far don't fall similarly by the wayside.
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Re: Can't install Google Chrome, is my Source list right?

Postby Bulkley » 2018-03-02 22:32

There is no point in wasting any more time with this OP. He/she is either not listening or it is a bot.
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Re: Can't install Google Chrome, is my Source list right?

Postby pawRoot » 2018-03-03 01:28

Lysander wrote:You did not even try Chromium, did you, because if you did you would have seen that it's almost identical to Chrome in every respect.


No it's not.
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Re: Can't install Google Chrome, is my Source list right?

Postby stevepusser » 2018-03-03 21:41

pawRoot wrote:
Lysander wrote:You did not even try Chromium, did you, because if you did you would have seen that it's almost identical to Chrome in every respect.


No it's not.


"Almost"...well, it won't track you and send the data to Google.
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Re: Can't install Google Chrome, is my Source list right?

Postby pawRoot » 2018-03-04 03:38

And it doesn't work with services like Netflix or Spotify, which is a big deal for many users.
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Re: Can't install Google Chrome, is my Source list right?

Postby Bulkley » 2018-03-04 04:07

pawRoot wrote:And it doesn't work with services like Netflix or Spotify, which is a big deal for many users.


Do Netflix and Spotify require tracking cookies?
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Re: Can't install Google Chrome, is my Source list right?

Postby pawRoot » 2018-03-04 14:19

Bulkley wrote:
pawRoot wrote:And it doesn't work with services like Netflix or Spotify, which is a big deal for many users.


Do Netflix and Spotify require tracking cookies?


I think they use some codecs that won't work with Chromium.
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