In the latest version of Ubuntu LTS 16.04 google chrome will not install. once downloaded software install opens when install is clicked it immediately fails. It worked fine with Ubuntu 14 LTS.
This is a known bug in the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (GNOME) Software application, but you can install Google Chrome in an alternative way ... open a terminal and execute the following commands :
echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list wget -q -O - https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add - sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable
Alternatively you can install it with gdebi package installer
sudo apt-get install gdebi
then right click your .deb file and open with > select Gdebi package installer
This is a known bug - but this workaround has worked for me successfully so far on 16.04.
cd /Downloads sudo dpkg -i awesome_new_app.deb sudo apt-get -f install