There was an update for Google Chrome today, and it wasn't installable due to unresolved dependencies. How can I correct this?

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  • I have the same problem... but only lib32gcc1...
    – lilicus
    Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 15:57
  • @lilicus I think that's because you have libxss1 installed
    – Silviu
    Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 21:08
  • This was an issue with the Chrome repositories. The issue was fixed and solutions doesn't apply.
    – Braiam
    Commented Oct 23, 2013 at 17:37

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See, I am also having this problem, and I did a little research of my own to see what the issue was. Also, I have the same exact errors that were posted.

As it turns out, the Google Code Developers for 32-bit Ubuntu/Debian Google Chrome "made a goof," and accidentally added those dependencies which are of 64-bit architecture, and inaccessible by 32-bit Ubuntu/Debian. The 64-bit program is working fine, as it turned out.

All we can do is wait until another update comes out that will fix this issue; I am currently waiting patiently, using Chromium as my backup. Make sure to update/install when a new Google Chrome version is released as it will possibly--and hopefully--fix this issue.

If you can not wait, I have read that the unstable/beta version of Chrome does not have this issue as it was resolved during the development of this new version. You can download it here.

I would only download that if you can not wait or use another browser until the stable update comes out.

source: Google Chrome update won't install due to unmet dependencies


You have probably encountered this bug: Wrong 64-bit dependencies on 32-bit version of Ubuntu. It's being worked on.

All I can suggest is that you keep watching that bug's progress and stay on your current version until it's well and truly fixed. There are a few comments there indicating that it's fixed but then look at a more recent bug report which has been merged into #304017, which is why I'm suggesting patience. If you wish, just sudo untick the Google Chrome ppa in your Software Sources for now. You can re-enable it whenever you wish.


Try this.

Download dummy packages:

wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/85403877/ubu13-chrome-fix/lib32gcc1_4.7.3-1ubuntu1_all.deb
wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/85403877/ubu13-chrome-fix/lib32stdc%2B%2B6_4.7.3-1ubuntu1_all.deb
wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/85403877/ubu13-chrome-fix/libc6-i386_2.17-0ubuntu5_all.deb

Then install them:

sudo dpkg -i lib32gcc1_4.7.3-1ubuntu1_all.deb lib32stdc++6_4.7.3-1ubuntu1_all.deb libc6-i386_2.17-0ubuntu5_all.deb

Then you can install Google Chrome:

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
  • Working for me. But it is not bad for future automatic updates of this packages? Commented Oct 19, 2013 at 4:35
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    Good question. But anyway these packages cannot be installed on 32-bit Ububntu in normal way so I think they won't be updated in normal way too.
    – Max K
    Commented Oct 19, 2013 at 12:13

I was experiencing exactly the same problem, on two different 32-bit 12.04 machines; see Unable to select Chrome updates on Ubuntu 12.04

However, I can report that as of noon EST on 23 Oct 2013, the problem seems to be resolved for me. The Chrome update could be selected, and it installed successfully.

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