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Today after installing ubuntu I encountered a problem when I was trying to install chrome I first downloded the file then when I clicked software centre got opened I clicked install button many times but it didn t get installed

marked as duplicate by Pilot6, karel, Sumeet Deshmukh, Eric Carvalho, user364819 Jun 28 '17 at 8:22

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Use gdebi to install .deb files, instead of Software Center, as it's a lot more reliable, and more user-friendly.

In terminal...

sudo apt-get update # to update the software databases
sudo apt-get install gdebi # to install gdebi, if it's not already there

Find the Chrome .deb file that you downloaded. Right-click on it, and choose Properties, and change the "open with" default from Software Center to gdebi.

Then double-click on the .deb file to install Chrome.

  • There is no need to install gdebi just to install Chrome. The same effort will install Chrome already. – Pilot6 Jun 26 '17 at 17:23
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    @Pilot6 I've seen systems that didn't have gdebi. – heynnema Jun 26 '17 at 17:25
  • Ubuntu does not have gdebi. I mean that you don't need it to install Chrome. – Pilot6 Jun 26 '17 at 17:30
  • @Pilot6 Would you use dpkg? Yes, but double-clicking the .deb file won't get you there. Much easier for the user. – heynnema Jun 26 '17 at 17:36
  • thanks a lot it worked i think ubuntu should improve their software centre – Newbie Jun 27 '17 at 9:28

Why not try using the terminal way

dpkg -i <packge name>.deb

if not successful you might get errors why.

  • I tried to install gdebi by software centre – Newbie Jun 27 '17 at 1:26
  • But there is no gdebi spftware centre – Newbie Jun 27 '17 at 1:26
  • i have installed google chrome sucessfully by gdebi – Newbie Jun 27 '17 at 9:29

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