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I updated google chrome from the software updates in ubuntu 12.04 , but it didn't actually update . The "about google chrome " is still showing the previous release .

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Chris, what version number are you seeing? –  user25656 Jun 29 '12 at 7:10

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If you would like to keep you browser up to date, I think the easiest thing to do is to add the PPA. I will explain how to do this for both Chrome and Chromium. These two browsers are mostly the same, but you can check out the differences here.


First you have to install the key. This can be done by opening Terminal and typing

wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -

Step two is to add the repository

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list'

Then you update and, if you haven't already, install Google Chrome

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable


Chromium is more straight forward. Just add the PPA, update, and install by typing this in Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:a-v-shkop/chromium
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
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Download the latest deb.

Google Chrome

Install it.It will add repository to your software source. After that you can update it via terminal when a update pack release. via comand sudo apt-get upgrade

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sudo apt-get update does not install software updates. It updates the information about what software is available (including updated versions) and from where. To actually update the software (i.e., to upgrade packages to newly available versions), run sudo apt-get update followed by sudo apt-get upgrade. You may want to edit your answer to incorporate this information. –  Eliah Kagan Jun 29 '12 at 11:26
Thanks for your correction. –  ScareCrow Jun 29 '12 at 18:38

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