I installed the recently introduced Ubuntu 16.04 LTS version directly in my machine and tried installing Google Chrome web browser via Ubuntu Software Installer. I constantly receive the an installation failure message when attempting this.

Error message image link.

It has to be noted that Google Chrome worked fine in another PC in which I upgraded the Ubuntu version from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS.

What could be the cause for this issue?

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    Edit you question and show What is your failure message?
    – Hizqeel
    May 16, 2016 at 10:59
  • Using apt would be a lot more fruitful.
    – Ken Sharp
    Aug 2, 2018 at 4:00

3 Answers 3


You probably need to enable the "universe" repository.

Once you enable it, update your system and you should now be able to install google-chrome-stable.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libgconf2-4 libnss3-1d libxss1

Let me guess the error: Chrome depends on libappindicator1.

I ALWAYS get that when installing Chrome. Good news is the fix is simple:

sudo apt-get install libappindicator1

A simple solution was to install G-debi package manager in Ubuntu 16.04 and download the .deb file to your home. then run command

    $ sudo gdebi <packagename>.deb

and it installed smoothly. There is a GUI way, but I dont know How to use it and running commands is way easier.

  • This answer is an alternative method which should fix the OP's situation. It does not answer his question though, which is, "What could be the cause for this issue?" Sep 3, 2016 at 16:52
  • Loading Ubuntu store takes longer than it used to. I assume that the OS is not stable about packages
    – VOiD
    Sep 3, 2016 at 16:56

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