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Trying to install Google Chrome on my fresh Ubuntu 12.04 install. I have run a full apt-get upgrade and apt-get update on this system before installing Chrome. I downloaded the 32-bit deb package from and opened it in Ubuntu Software Center. It gets almost to the end and then throws up the following error.

Any insight?

Unpacking google-chrome-stable:i386 (from .../google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-stable:i386:
 google-chrome-stable:i386 depends on xdg-utils (>= 1.0.2).
dpkg: error processing google-chrome-stable:i386 (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
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Have you tried sudo apt-get install xdg-utils ? Then running the installer again? – Argusvision Oct 17 '12 at 18:54

I followed the instructions from here and finished with:

sudo apt-get -f install

I have no idea how or why, as I'm completely new to Linux, but it worked.

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Check to make sure your OS is 32 bit. Your message looks like the one I got when I tried to download the 32 bit version on my 64 bit machine.

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I was not able to install the google-chrome-stable-i386 via the software update. However; I was able to install in with the following line of code via the terminal:

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb

so far it is working with out issue..

Oh, I have Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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