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I am receiving a '403 forbidden error' when running sudo apt-get update.
I have used the following commands to add the Google Chrome repository :

Add key:

wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add - 

Add repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list'

Install package:

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

Output of apt-get update:

  sudo apt-get update 
  Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease
  Ign http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg                                    
   Ign http://dl.google.com stable Release                                        
   Err http://dl.google.com stable/main amd64 Packages  403  Forbidden [IP: 80]                         
   Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en_IN                         
   Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en                            
   Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease                                  
   Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease                       
   Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease                              
   Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
   Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates InRelease                      
   Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg                                
   Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main Sources                    
   Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports InRelease                    
   Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release                                    
   Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages                        
   Hit https://repo.skype.com stable InRelease                                    
   Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg                            
   Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages                         
   Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted Sources              
   Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main Sources                   
   Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en                        
   Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe Sources                
   Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted Sources             
   Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse Sources              
   Hit https://repo.skype.com stable/main amd64 Packages                          
   Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe Sources               
   Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main Sources                               
   Ign ftp://apt.postgresql.org trusty-pgdg/main Translation-en                   
   W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/main/binary-amd64/Packages  403  Forbidden [IP: 80]
   E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

marked as duplicate by Zanna, George Udosen, Elder Geek, Eric Carvalho, waltinator Mar 4 '17 at 17:48

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  • And as the accepted answer reads: This error is due to server and it is completely not your fault. Could be because of that repository was offline for maintenance. – M. Becerra Feb 28 '17 at 11:00
  • I am trying this more than a day – Naveen Feb 28 '17 at 11:15

Maybe something went wrong when you imported the key and added the repository - so start over from scratch by deleting the imported keys and removing the Google Chrome repository.

Search the imported Google keys : apt-key adv --list-public-keys
Delete the imported Google keys : sudo apt-key del <key-ID>
Remove the Google Chrome repo : sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list

Additionally check the /etc/apt/sources.list file for old Google Chrome entries :
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list In case that you find old entries, remove them.

Import the Google keys, add the Google Chrome repository and install Google Chrome this way :

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 update
sudo apt install google-chrome-stable

Note that Google Chrome can only be installed on 64-bit Linux editions - more information here.
The commands are slightly different to those ones you used, perhaps that was the reason why ...

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