Google Chrome 46 Released – Install on RHEL/CentOS 7/6 and Fedora 23-15
Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google Inc. Google Chrome team proudly announced the release of Google Chrome 46 on October 14, 2015. The actual version is 46.0.2490.71 for Linux/Mac OS X and Windows operating system. This new version bundled with a number of exciting fixes, features and improvements, including:
If you would like to know more other cool features of this release, please visit at Google’s Chrome Features.
In this tutorial we will show you how we have practically installed Google Chrome 46 browser in one of our CentOS 7.0 server using Google’s own repository with Yum tool and a third party script from Richard Lloyd, which installs latest chrome version on RHEL/CentOS and Fedora versions.
By using Google’s official repository you will keep your Chrome browser up-to-date. However, it should also work on RHEL 7.0/6.x, CentOS 7.0/6.x and Fedora 23-15 versions as well.
Step 1: Enable Google YUM repository
Create a file called /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo and add the following lines of code to it.
[google-chrome] name=google-chrome baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/$basearch enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
Step 2: Installing Chrome Web Browser
First, check whether the latest version available from the Google’s own repository using following yum command.
# yum info google-chrome-stable
Do you see the highlighted output in the above image, that clearly telling that the latest version of chrome is available from repository. So, let’s install it using yum command as shown below, which will automatically install all needed dependencies.
# yum install google-chrome-stable
Update : Sadly, the Google Chrome browser no longer supports the most famous commercial distribution RHEL 6.x and its free clones such as CentOS and Scientific Linux.
Yes, they’ve discontinued support for RHEL 6.X version as of Google Chrome and on other side, latest Firefox and Opera browsers run successfully on the same platforms.
Luckily, there is a script developed by Richard Lloyd, that automatically download and install latest Google Chrome browser by picking libraries from a more recent released distro and put those libraries in (/opt/google/chrome/lib) directory and then you can able to run Google Chrome on RHEL/CentOS 6.x versions.
# wget http://chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk/install_chrome.sh # chmod u+x install_chrome.sh # ./install_chrome.sh
Google Chrome Installer 7.21 on the x86_64 platform (C) Richard K. Lloyd 2015
*** /tmp/chrome_install tree contains 1 files totalling 33 MB ... *** Changing working directory to /tmp/chrome_install ... *** Checking for an update to install_chrome.sh ... *** Downloading version.dat (please wait) ... --2015-10-21 02:13:24-- http://chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk/version.dat Resolving chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk (chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk)... 126.96.36.199 Connecting to chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk (chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk)|188.8.131.52|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 5 [text/plain] Saving to: ‘version.dat’ 100%[====================================================================================================================================================>] 5 --.-K/s in 0s 2015-10-21 02:13:24 (297 KB/s) - ‘version.dat’ saved [5/5] *** install_chrome.sh is already the latest version (7.21) - continuing ... *** Determining latest Google Chrome version number (please wait) ... *** Downloading chrome_versions.csv (please wait) ... --2015-10-21 02:13:25-- http://omahaproxy.appspot.com/all?os=linux&channel=stable Resolving omahaproxy.appspot.com (omahaproxy.appspot.com)... 184.108.40.206, 2404:6800:4003:c00::8d Connecting to omahaproxy.appspot.com (omahaproxy.appspot.com)|220.127.116.11|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 347 [text/plain] Saving to: ‘chrome_versions.csv’ 100%[====================================================================================================================================================>] 347 --.-K/s in 0s 2015-10-21 02:13:25 (17.0 MB/s) - ‘chrome_versions.csv’ saved [347/347] *** Latest google-chrome-stable version number is 46.0.2490.71 ... *** Downloading google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm (please wait) ... --2015-10-21 02:13:25-- https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm Resolving dl.google.com (dl.google.com)... 18.104.22.168, 2404:6800:4007:806::200e Connecting to dl.google.com (dl.google.com)|22.214.171.124|:443... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 47734256 (46M) [application/x-redhat-package-manager] Saving to: ‘google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm’ 100%[====================================================================================================================================================>] 4,77,34,256 764KB/s in 82s 2015-10-21 02:14:48 (569 KB/s) - ‘google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm’ saved [47734256/47734256] *** Google Chrome 46.0.2490.71 downloaded successfully ... *** Installing Google Chrome 46.0.2490.71 RPM (please wait) ... Preparing... ################################# [100%] Updating / installing... 1:google-chrome-stable-46.0.2490.71################################# [100%] Redirecting to /bin/systemctl start atd.service *** Google Chrome 46.0.2490.71 was installed successfully ... *** /opt/google/chrome tree contains 87 files totalling 174 MB ... *** /tmp/chrome_install tree contains 2 files totalling 79 MB ... Google Chrome 46.0.2490.71 was installed successfully. Please run the browser via the 'google-chrome' command as a non-root user. To update Google Chrome, run "yum update google-chrome-stable" or simply re-run this script with "./install_chrome.sh". To uninstall Google Chrome, run "yum remove google-chrome-stable" or "./install_chrome.sh -u".
Step 3: Starting Chrome Web Browser
Start browser with non-root user.
# google-chrome &
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