Google Cloud SDK Made into Canonical Partners Repository

October 31, 2014 — Leave a comment

Google Cloud SDK

Google Cloud SDK has been finally made into Ubuntu Canonical Partners repository, which means you can install it directly from Ubuntu Software Center or by running apt-get command.

Google Cloud SDK is the command line tools for Google App Engine, Computer Engine, Cloud Storage, BigQuery, Cloud SQL, and Cloud DNS.

For Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and future releases, you can follow below steps to install the Google Cloud SDK:

1. Add Canonical Partners repository.

Open Software & Updates, or Software Sources for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and navigate to Other Software tab. Check the boxes that says “Canonical Partners”

Enable Canonical Partners repository

2. Checking for updates by running Software Updater from the Unity Dash:

Checking for Updates

3. Finally install Google Cloud SDK via Synaptic Package Manager. Or click the button below to bring up Ubuntu Software Center and click the install button.

Click to install Google Cloud SDK

For command line, just run commands below one by one:

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties

sudo add-apt-repository "deb $(lsb_release -sc) partner"

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install google-cloud-sdk

That’s it. Enjoy!

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