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 '16 at 10:59
  • Using apt would be a lot more fruitful. – Ken Sharp Aug 2 '18 at 4:00

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

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

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?" – David your friend Sep 3 '16 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 '16 at 16:56

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