Install Google Chrome in Fedora 20 / 19 / 18 / 17 / 16 / 15

Google chrome web browser from Google, Fast and safer web browser. To install Google Chrome in Fedora 20 / 19 / 18 / 17 / 16 / 15 / 14 and RHEL using yum, you need to add the Google Repository to your YUM Repository.

Alternatively you can download the rpm version of  Google Chrome and install it.

To add Google Repository

First download and install the key from Google Linux Repository.

Run the following commands in the terminal, issue the password for the user when prompted.

To Download

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

To Install

sudo rpm --import linux_signing_key.pub

After installing the key run the below command to add it to the repository.

Note: Copy and paste the command as it is below.

For 32 bit

sudo sh -c 'echo "[google-chrome]
name=Google Chrome 32-bit
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386" >> /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo'

For 64 bit

sudo sh -c 'echo "[google-chrome]
name=Google Chrome 64-bit
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64" >> /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo'

Thats it. Now install the chrome browser using yum on fedora / cent os.

To Install the Stable version

sudo yum install google-chrome-stable

The above command will install the current stable version.

To Install the Beta Version

sudo yum install google-chrome-beta

The above command will install the current beta version. You can also install the unstable version by using the following command.

sudo yum install google-chrome-unstable

Check the screen shot below.

Hope this will be helpful for you!!!

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    • disqus_j3In3OcMOj

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  • Jai

    Worked! Thanks!

  • Sivakumar

    [root@Sivakumar ~]# wget https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
    bash: wget: command not found…
    Getting the list of files failed: internal-error, Error Type:
    Error Value: File contains no section headers.

    Pls help

    • Hi Sivakumar,

      Install wget and then try, use this command “sudo apt-get install wget”

  • Malleswar

    Error: Missing Dependency: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.11) is needed by package google-chrome-stable-16.0.912.75-116452.i386 (google)

    Above error message received while trying to install chrome using above steps on 32-bit machine.

    Pls help to resolve this issue.

  • monica

    Below error occurs while installing google chrome in fedora 16.

    google-chrome-stable-16.0.912.77-118311.i386 requires libcurl.so.4
    google-chrome-stable-16.0.912.77-118311.i386 requires libgconf-2.so.4
    google-chrome-stable-16.0.912.77-118311.i386 requires libXss.so.1
    google-chrome-stable-16.0.912.77-118311.i386 requires lsb >= 4.0
    google-chrome-stable-16.0.912.77-118311.i386 requires libnss3.so(NSS_3.12.3)
    google-chrome-stable-16.0.912.77-118311.i386 requires libbz2.so.1

    pls help to resolve this issue

  • monica

    This error occurs when installing chrome
    sudo yum install google-chrome-stable
    Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit

    File contains parsing errors: file://///etc/yum.repos.d/google.repo
    [line 7]: [google]name=Google Chrome 32-bit

    • I’m facing the same issue.

      • Kiran Kashalkar

        Remove the repo at /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo, re-add it properly (copy pasting exactly what’s given above) and then install

  • sxmilovebb

    worked! thanks very much

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  • It doesn’t work

    –> Finished Dependency Resolution
    Error: Missing Dependency: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.11)(64bit) is needed by package google-chrome-beta

  • powderhound

    All worked great for me
    Thanks

  • mansynet

    I do it in fedora 17 – 64bit and every thing is great

    thanks

  • sanjeev

    It shows import failed for this command “sudo rpm –import linux_signing_key.pub”….kindly guide me

    • Joe

      “–import”, not “-import”

      • Matthew

        bash-4.1$ sudo rpm –import linux_signing_key.pub
        error: linux_signing_key.pub: import failed.

        I think is what he meant. Same thing happens to me.

  • ranjith

    thank you

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  • Thanks!.

  • Pankaj Kushwaha

    Thank you very much

  • Richard Lloyd

    You mention CentOS in your article, but I’m afraid Google Chrome 28 or later doesn’t work “out of the box” on CentOS 6. Instead, try my script which should enable you to run it on that platform:

    http://chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk/

  • happy fedora user

    I have this old laptop I thought to toss out but thought my daughter might play with. Windows had crashed on it. I couldn’t get Ubuntu on it – says it needs PAE. Whatever that is. Anyway, Fedora to the rescue. Even then, the Gnome would install but the shell would crash and not launch any aps. So I went for KDE. And here I am. Thanks for the smooth instructions to get Chrome on board.

  • Jeevan Swain

    getting an error in FEDORA 20 whenever i use yum command after adding the google repo…
    can anyone help me to sort out…..this…???
    Also,when i remove the repo the yum command runs as usual…. and install software….

    the ERROR message is as follows…

    Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
    google-chrome | 5.0 kB 00:00
    http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno -1] Error importing repomd.xml for google-chrome: Damaged repomd.xml file
    Trying other mirror.
    Error: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from google-chrome: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
    http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno -1] Error importing repomd.xml for google-chrome: Damaged repomd.xml file

  • Dani

    The content of the repo file must be like this:
    [google-chrome-x86_64]
    name=Google Chrome 64-bit
    baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64
    enabled=1
    But, anyway, I’m on Fedora 16 and I couldn’t install chrome due to version incompatibilities with some packages (lsb, patch, pax,…). Does anyone knows how to bypass that?

    • Louis

      I got the same problem, so tried to skip the problematic files, everything seems installed, but chrome will not start.

  • saikat

    You saved my day. Thanks

  • Thanks! Working perfectly! :)