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Old 03-27-2012, 11:21 AM   #1
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I wanted to Download Google Chrome, but ended up with a weird .deb file


I went to Google Chrome homepage and tried to download the browser, but I just got this little file that looked like a satchel with a .deb extention. I didn't know what to do with it, so I clicked "extract" and ended up with three files full of stuff I can't use.

What am I doing wrong?

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Old 03-27-2012, 11:30 AM   #2
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Deb packages are how programs are delivered for Debian -based systems, line Ubuntu. Use the terminal and type
sudo gdebi chrome.deb
or whatever the Chrome package is called. That will not only install it for you, but check that all its dependencies are met and download anything that's missing from Ubuntu.
 
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:38 AM   #3
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Thanks!

Thanks for the super quick response man. I am not used to using the terminal though. Isn't there a point and click way to install Chrome into Ubuntu?
 
Old 03-27-2012, 11:42 AM   #4
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Open your software manager and install the gdebi package. from now on you should be able to install DEB-packages with a simple double-click
 
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:56 AM   #5
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'gdebi-gtk' refuses to "open google-chrome-stable_current".
( Plain 'gdebi' is a command line tool.)

The other package installer 'qapt-deb-installer' works OK :
Google-chrome + two dependencies gets installed.


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Old 03-28-2012, 11:59 AM   #6
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How many package installers does Ubuntu have, for heaven's sake? And this is supposed to be an easy distro! If I clicked on an rpm package it would get installed, not extracted; as for the command line, all I need is yum
 
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How many package installers does Ubuntu have, for heaven's sake? And this is supposed to be an easy distro! If I clicked on an rpm package it would get installed, not extracted; as for the command line, all I need is yum
Nice trolling and I think you'll find you mean all you need is rpm.
 
  


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