How to install Google Chrome on Debian Wheezy 7.5 64 bit edition

May 14, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More

This quick tutorial is going to show you how to install Google Chrome 34.0 on Debian Wheezy 7.5. I am using 64 bit edition on this tutorial. Google Chrome is a free, simple and lightweight web browser for Linux. I prefer to use Google Chrome other than Mozilla Firefox.

To install Google Chrome on Debian Wheezy, simply follow these steps:

Open Terminal and login as root

su

Now execute this command

wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

In some cases you will get the following error

root@debian:/home/dhani/Downloads# dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package google-chrome-stable.
(Reading database … 142008 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking google-chrome-stable (from google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb) …
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-stable:
google-chrome-stable depends on libcurl3; however:
Package libcurl3 is not installed.

dpkg: error processing google-chrome-stable (–install):
dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils …
Processing triggers for gnome-menus …
Processing triggers for man-db …
Processing triggers for menu …
Errors were encountered while processing:
google-chrome-stable

To solve this, simply execute this command

apt-get -f install

You should see something like this

root@debian:/home/dhani/Downloads# apt-get -f install
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information… Done
Correcting dependencies… Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libcurl3
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libcurl3
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/331 kB of archives.
After this operation, 615 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?

Press Y and press Enter. In few moment, Google Chrome should be installed correctly.

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  1. Eli says:

    # got this:(very similar but no quite)

    root@eli:/home/sup4eli# dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
    Selecting previously unselected package google-chrome-stable.
    (Reading database … 129199 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking google-chrome-stable (from google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb) …
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-stable:
    google-chrome-stable depends on libappindicator1; however:
    Package libappindicator1 is not installed.
    google-chrome-stable depends on libcurl3; however:
    Package libcurl3 is not installed.

    dpkg: error processing google-chrome-stable (–install):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
    Processing triggers for man-db …
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils …
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus …
    Processing triggers for menu …
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    google-chrome-stable

    # then followed as instructed:

    root@eli:/home/sup4eli# apt-get -f install
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Correcting dependencies… Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    gnash-common libboost-program-options1.49.0 libboost-thread1.49.0
    Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    google-chrome-stable
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    1 not fully installed or removed.
    After this operation, 187 MB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? ^C

    # what did i do wrong?
    thanks!

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