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What is a “bad quality” package?

I'm doing a fresh install of 12.10 and am trying to install Google Chrome. I've downloaded the deb from http://chrome.google.com and am installing it through the Ubuntu Software Centre.

I'm getting a message:

The package is of bad quality 

(same as What is a "bad quality" package?)

In the expanded section, the "error" states:

E: google-chrome-stable: file-in-etc-not-marked-as-conffile etc/cron.daily/google-chrome

Is it safe to click on the "Ignore and Install" button?

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    As far as I know, perfectly safe. Oct 21, 2012 at 3:57
  • did you try "dpkg -i your_deb_file.deb" instead?
    – Stefan
    Oct 21, 2012 at 4:41
  • Just as an aside, does it need to be Google Chrome? Chromium, the open source browser developed by Google as the foundation of Chrome is available in the Software Centre. Version-wise, it may not be the most bleeding edge available, but you'll have less problems if you use that.
    – user2405
    Feb 2, 2013 at 17:07
  • Chromium doesn't work with Netflix, as it doesn't bundle windevine.
    – Sirber
    Sep 24, 2015 at 14:31
  • @Sirber while I appreciate the comment this is a 3 year old thread, a lot has changed in both Ubuntu and Chromium. If you're having issues I'd recommend you ask a new question and see if others have some answers for you
    – hafichuk
    Sep 24, 2015 at 19:56

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You get such kind of errors when Ubuntu doesn't trust the package your are installing. This was a known bug and fix has been released for the same.

You can safely click on Ignore and install(Do this only when you trust the package) and the other alternate way is to install the package via command line using

 sudo dpkg -i deb_package_name.deb

But make sure you have the dependencies installed for a clean installation.

  • This actually isn't that bug, but it's a fairly similar issue. Nov 1, 2012 at 16:15

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