Friday, October 19, 2012

Installing Google Chrome in Ubuntu 12.04

       Whenever it comes to browsing the Internet, Google Chrome always forms a favourite option. Its easy to install it in Windows but again when it comes to Linux, it becomes a headache.

The most irritating fact is that Chrome does not come by default in the Synaptic package Manager. So using the terminal to install it forms the only solution.

Believe me its very easy and you need just around 5 minutes to get it done.

Steps:
  • Download the package file as per your need from the official website. Link
  • Keep the download path as "Downloads".
  • Once the download is done you are almost 90 percent done. Then all you have to do is type in some commands to finally install it.
  • Just copy these commands as they are into the terminal one by one.
  • For 32 bit system:                   
  • sudo apt-get install libcurl3 libnspr4-0d libxss1
  • cd Downloads
  • sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
  • For 64 bit system:                 
  • sudo apt-get install libcurl3 libnspr4-0d libxss1
  • cd Downloads
  • sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
That's it !! You are done. Now enjoy the web.

These are some of the problems I faced while installing.
  • In the step sudo install I got a message "pkg : status database area is locked by another process while trying to install" .
  • If you get this message then try out the following commands:
                                               sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock                                        
                                                 sudo dpkg --configure -a
  • If still you get the error then perhaps you can try out the command
                                sudo apt-get -f install libcurl3 libnspr4-0d libxss1


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