Google Chrome on Linux

How to Install Google Chrome on Different Linux Distributions

Published on Sunday, 24 October 2021

In new system, i.e, fedora 34/35 etc this is the way,

sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled google-chrome
sudo dnf install google-chrome-stable

If you want to install a beta release of google-chrome apply this command,

$ sudo dnf install google-chrome-beta

To install the latest development release apply following,

$ sudo dnf install google-chrome

If you are using other operating systems continue reading.

Generally, there are 3 ways of installing Google Chrome:

  • Using dnf (apt-get on Ubuntu), setting up with google's repository in dnf configuration file or ubuntu's aptitude source.lst
  • Locally download chrome rpm or debian package and apply dnf localinstall command
  • last option: Download all dependencies manually and install them one by one, then install google-chrome package.

Earlier Systems (Fedora Core, RHEL, Cent-OS etc)

To enable google's dnf repository add a repo file inside directory /etc/dnf.repos.d/ named google-chrome.repo For 64 bit systems contents should look like this,

name=google-chrome - \$basearch

Afterwards, if you want to install a stable release of google-chrome apply this command,

$ sudo dnf install google-chrome-stable

If you have trouble accessing https URLs substitute https using http on the gpgkey field. This is useful when you hit errors like this,

Error: failure: No more mirrors to try.

Or error such as this,

GPG key retrieval failed: [Errno 14] problem making ssl connection

Previously, we used to manually substitute the base url like this (not required anymore),

name=google-chrome - 64-bit

For 32 bit systems contents should be like this,

name=google-chrome - 32-bit

Beaware that, google stopped updating 32 bit builds for Linux. If you install those versions you won't receive updates.

RHEL/Cent-OS 7

RHEL/CentOS 7 have all required packages available for Google Chrome. Hence, a simple,

dnf install google-chrome-stable   

command dies the job. However, if you don't have redhat subscription you might get following error, is needed by google-chrome-stable

If you enable local repository following instruction at fftsys - Setup-RHEL-DVD-ISO-as-local-repository-to-install-packages the same previous dnf command completes without any error.

Using apt-get on debian system (ubuntu etc)

Add signing key

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

Add google repository to the sources list,

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'

Update and install chrome,

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

For Ubuntu's new release 13.04 if you face following error "Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libudev0(>=147)" use the beta version of chrome which has already resolved it.

sudo apt-get install google-chrome-beta

Chromium project has details on the issue here.

Chrome on RHEL 6 or Earlier

With RHEL 6 you will run into issues while installing google-chrome. Officially, Google Chrome is not supported on RHEL 6 or earlier since Google Chrome 28. If you are okay with experimental third party script to install google chrome you can follow tecadmin's article. You can install chromium as an alternative. If Not True Then False provides instructions if-not-true-then-false's blog - how to install chromium on rhel. If an updated firefox does the job for you in RHEL old OSs in that case you can try remi repository to update firefox. Check remi famillecollet's site for info, tecmint also has an article Installing or Updating Firefox 30 using Remi. If you hate 3rd parties you can simply download the archive from firefox's site, extract it and run (possibly add few links such as in /usr/bin for convenience)

Installing using direct full package

Download google chrome linux package first from Chrome's page. Apply this command in the directory where you downloaded the file,

sudo dnf localinstall google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm    

If you want to install the package manually the command will be like this:

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.deb


  1. Install Google Chrome on Fedora 17/16, CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL) 6.3

Commit history

  1. update fedora 34-35 - Oct 26, 2021
  2. update fedora section - Dec 19, 2016
  3. update - June 29, 2014