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I am running Ubuntu Maverick under VMWare on Windows to make sure the code I write works on various OSes and browsers. I don't use it as my primary operating system.

I can't figure out how to update Google Chrome dev channel I installed a while ago.

  • I can't do it via the "About Google Chrome" like in Windows.
  • Update manager lists 317 MB of updates and doesn't seem to let me search them or deselect or. They are not even in alphabetical order but I can't see Chrome in there.
  • Ubuntu Software Centre under Get Software/Google/google-chrome-unstable/More Info says "Version: 12.0.725-r80304" which would be the latest, but running Crhome, the "About Google Chrome" dialog tells me it is "11.0.686.1 dev"

What am I doing wrong? By the way is "unstable" a synonym for "dev" in Google Chrome. Ubuntu Software Centre only lists "beta", "stable", and "unstable" but not "dev".

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This question is Complete mess. You have chrome UNstable and we All have google stable ! – Pratik C Joshi Dec 13 '15 at 11:51
up vote 8 down vote accepted

Google Chrome in updated in Ubuntu via normal system update. The Unstable channel is actually the DEV Channel of Google Chrome.

Go to System -> Administration -> Update Manager and update your system and the Google Chrome would be updated to latest DEV release.

Or to selectively upgrade Google Chrome, run this command from the terminal:

sudo apt-get upgrade google-chrome-unstable
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I think you missed my middle point about 317 MB of updates. I have to pay for very slow internet here and don't need all that stuff. But I did figure out how to disable all the other updates so I'll accept your answer thank you (-: – hippietrail Apr 6 '11 at 5:54
Yes I did missed your second point. You can use sudo apt-get upgrade google-chrome – Chakra Apr 6 '11 at 6:19
@Jorge +1 for your observation, though I usually let update-manager do its work in updating packages :-) – Chakra Apr 7 '11 at 12:46
This question is Complete mess. You have chrome UNstable and we All have google stable ! – Pratik C Joshi Dec 13 '15 at 11:51
Why one should upgrade to an unstable version? – Mostafa Ahangarha Mar 11 at 14:30

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