Google Chrome 50 Released – Install on RHEL/CentOS 7/6 and Fedora 23-15

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254 Responses

  1. Joe Wulf says:

    I’ve installed your script, Richard Lloyd. At the command line ran the ‘google-chrome &’ and in a few seconds it core-dumps. Am running centos 6.7, x64 bit, fully patched on a dell inspiron 17 studio laptop.

    • I just did a clean install of a CentOS 6.7 64-bit VM in VirtualBox (using the defaults and choosing the default “Desktop” product). On an unpatched 6.7 system, there is an issue with nss being out-of-date, so Google Chrome will badly behave (it didn’t crash for me, but struggled to load any Web pages at all).

      I then did a “yum update” (as strongly recommended on the script’s Web page) and google-chrome started up fine once nss had been updated. Remember to run google-chrome as a non-root user of course.

  2. i follow the instruction and got this error

    http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 – “The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found”
    Trying other mirror.
    Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: google-chrome. Please verify its path and try again

    help me please @_@

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Banu,

      Read this statement:

      Important
      : Google Chrome support for all 32-bit Linux distributions is deprecated from March, 2016.

      So, it seems your system is 32-bit, so I’m afraid that you no longer going to install or use Google Chrome, better go for 64-bit systems..

  3. Darius says:

    these instructions worked fine for me. I am able to browse the web WITHOUT resorting to the Richard Lloyd script

  4. Saravana Pandiyan says:

    Hi Ravi,

    Even I am facing the same issue whenever I try to run the google-chrome.

    Note: I followed the repo file approach

    Error:

    Couldn’t load libexif. libexif.so.12: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    Bad NaCl helper startup ack (0 bytes)

    Machine details:

    3.10.0-327.10.1.el7.x86_64

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Saravana,

      It seems to me a bug that will be going to fix in next version of libexif, for now as a workaround try to run this command:

      # ln -s /usr/lib/libexif.so.10.2.2 /usr/lib/libexif.so.12
      
    • Ravi’s reply missed that it’s a 64-bit CentOS 7 system that you’re having issues with. Digging through the chrome binary, it looks like it tries to dynamically load libexif.so.12 at runtime rather than being linked in as a shared library (which is unusual and why I missed libexif as a dependency in my script). The fix for you might simply be to run “yum install libexif” as root. If that does fix it, I’ll put libexif in as a dependency in my next script release.

  5. Justin says:

    Thanks for the article! However, I think the URLs for the google’s yum repo are bad. I swapped the “d1” for “dl” and that seemed to work. That’s replacing the one with an lowercase ‘L’. Those fonts man, get you every time.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Justin,

      Thanks for finding this article useful, the url of Google Chrome repo are correct, its due to our fonts its looks like “1”, but its actually “l”. I hope you got it and also we try to use different fonts soon..

  6. sufianbadar says:

    I got this error, after using google-chrome
    /bin/google-chrome: error while loading shared libraries: libXss.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Sufian,

      Would you tell me which installation instructions you’ve followed Google Chrome repository or Richard Lloyd script? and also on which Linux distribution you’ve tried it?

    • If you get a missing library error like this, a handy command in this case is “yum provides */libXss.so.1” which will provide a list of packages that supply the missing library. In this case, it’s libXScrnSaver so the fix is to run “yum install libXScrnSaver” as root.

      Note that if you ran my script mentioned in this article, it would indeed install libXScrnSaver as one of several required dependencies.

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