This quick tutorial shows how to install the latest Google Chrome web browser, and keep it up-to-date, in Ubuntu 20.04 via the official Google repository.
Note: if you hate Linux command line, you may download and install the
.deb package from Google Chrome site via a web browser.
1. Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or by searching for ‘terminal’ from system application menu.
2. When terminal opens, run command to install the key:
wget -q -O - https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
Type user password (no asterisk feedback) for sudo prompts and hit Enter.
Then add the repository to your system via command:
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list'
3. Refresh system package cache and install Google Chrome via commands:
sudo apt update sudo apt install google-chrome-stable
If a new version is available, you’ll be able to update the browser via Software Updater (Update Manager):
You can remove Google Chrome web browser for any reason by running command in terminal:
sudo apt remove google-chrome-stable
And remove the repository by going to Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.
Why can’t Google just make a snap and a flat pack for it already? Am I the only one that wants this?
No, Eric. You are not the only one!Jim
When I run “sudo apt update” I get this error:
E: The repository ‘http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb focal Release’ does not have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can’t be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
The command to save the apt key worked, so I don’t understand why it’s giving me this error. It does install, but I’m afraid it’s not going to find updates.
Search for and open “Software & Updates” from ‘Show Applications’ menu, under “Other Software” tab, edit the repository line for google, and change focal to stable