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I'm new to Ubuntu and not a programmer, although I am definitely learning a few things on these boards... I am running 14.04 and trying to download Google Chrome, but I get this error when I try to download it in the software center:

Dependency is not satisfiable: libappindicator1


Any ideas? I can give you more information if necessary. Thanks!

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  • Edit your question and add the output of apt-cache policy libappindicator1 – A.B. Oct 9 '15 at 7:20
  • Have you added a PPA? Have you downloaded a deb file? What was the installation command? – A.B. Oct 9 '15 at 7:23

When I installed Ubuntu for the first time, I had the same dependency problems as you while installing the Chrome .deb file (before running update)

Therefore, press Ctrl+Alt+T to go to a terminal and run:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

... as that will install required dependencies.

Then just install chrome from the Software Centre.

  • I don't know who is the downvoter...but I too got same dependecy problem while installing .deb file...I solved by updating... – Ravan Oct 9 '15 at 8:25
  • A down vote may or may not hurt,but I appreciate it when there is an explanation=) – Ravan Oct 9 '15 at 8:26
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    If you add an explanation why this should work, I'll come back and upvote... This answer is a fish. Teach people to fish for themselves, please... :P :-) – Fabby Oct 10 '15 at 8:03
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    An edit and an upvote! ;-) – Fabby Oct 10 '15 at 14:47

You need to run first this command:

sudo apt-get install libxss1 libappindicator1 libindicator7 

Follow this answer to install chrome


This should be fixed by running

sudo apt-get install -f

When you install 3rd party packages, the dependencies do not install automatically.

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