Installing Google Chrome 32 on CentOS 6.5

If you ever desire to use Google Chrome as your preferred choice browser in CentOS, then this article will show you howto install the latest Google Chrome and keep up-to-date.

Step 1: Enable Google YUM repository

– Open Putty and log into CentOS using root account. Run the following command to edit/create a new file called “google-chrome.repo

[code language=”js”]# vi /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo[/code]

– Add the following lines of code to it

[code language=”js”]

[google-chrome]

name=google-chrome

baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/$basearch

enabled=1

gpgcheck=1

gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

[/code]

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Step 2: Install Google Chrome

– First update your CentOS

[code language=”js”]# yum update -y[/code]

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РTried running the install command yum install google-chrome-stable but ended up with the error below

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After further research, it appears Google has stopped further release of Google Chrome for CentOS/RHEL 6.x versions and Scientific Linux. Thanks to Richard Lloyd for developing a script to auto install the latest Google Chrome versions including all required dependencies. To complete the install using Richard Lloyd’s script, run the following commands

[code language=”js”]# wget http://chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk/install_chrome.sh

# chmod u+x install_chrome.sh[/code]

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[code language=”js”]# ./install_chrome.sh[/code]

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РAfter install is done, log into your CentOS desktop screen, click on Applications > Internet  and you should see Google Chrome

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– Click on in to launch it and click on Start Google Chrome pop up

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– Now you have Google Chrome v32 running on your CentOS 6.5

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If you try this steps on a different version of CentOS other than 6.5 and run into issues, please feel free to post the errors or issues here using the comment field.

 
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