How to Install Google Chrome in RedHat-Based Linux Distros

Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google Inc. Google Chrome team proudly announced the release of Google Chrome 92 on 16 August 2021.

The actual version is 92.0.4515.159 for Linux and Mac OS X/Windows operating systems. This new Chrome version is bundled with a number of exciting fixes, features, and improvements.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Google Chrome browser in RedHat-Based Linux Distros like CentOS, Fedora, Rocky Linux, and AlmaLinux using Google’s own repository with the yum package manager tool.

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

By using Google’s official repository you will keep your Chrome browser up-to-date.

# yum update google-chrome-stable

Step 1: Enable Google YUM repository

Create a new file called /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo.

# vi /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 the Chrome Web Browser in Linux

First, check whether the latest version is available from Google’s own repository using the following yum command.

# yum info google-chrome-stable
Sample Output
Check Google Chrome Package Info
Available Packages
Name         : google-chrome-stable
Version      : 92.0.4515.159
Release      : 1
Architecture : x86_64
Size         : 76 M
Source       : google-chrome-stable-92.0.4515.159-1.src.rpm
Repository   : google-chrome
Summary      : Google Chrome
URL          : https://chrome.google.com/
License      : Multiple, see https://chrome.google.com/
Description  : The web browser from Google.

Do you see the highlighted output in the above, that clearly told that the latest version of chrome is available from the repository. So, let’s install it using the yum command as shown below, which will automatically install all the needed dependencies.

# yum install google-chrome-stable
Install Google Chrome in RedHat-Based Linux Distros
Install Google Chrome in RedHat-Based Linux Distros

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 the RHEL 6.X version as of Google Chrome and on the other side, the latest Firefox and Opera browsers run successfully on the same platforms.

The next step for RHEL/CentOS 6 users is to move to RHEL/CentOS 8/7 or Rocky Linux/AlmaLinux, the latest Google Chrome works out-of-the-box on RHEL/CentOS 7.

Step 3: Starting Chrome Web Browser

Start browser with a non-root user.

# google-chrome &

Welcome screen of Chrome web browser.

Welcome Google Chrome
Welcome Google Chrome

Exploring www.tecmint.com with a cool Chrome web browser.

Google Chrome Preview on CentOS 8
Google Chrome Preview on CentOS 8

That’s it, enjoy browsing with Chrome, and do let me know your browsing experience with Chrome via comments.

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360 thoughts on “How to Install Google Chrome in RedHat-Based Linux Distros”

  1. I already have virtual-min installed and 2 running website, everything will work together? and how can i use Chrome to explore website? basically i want to run a Chrome extension for 24/7 hours.

    Reply
  2. The date is 19 Aug 2021. The environment I must work in is Centos 7. The latest, stable version of google-chrome is 92.0.4515.159. Other mission software in my environment does not work when chrome v92 is installed. the chrome install upgraded/updated other packages the mission software depends on.

    So how do I install an older version of google-chrome (version 85, perhaps?) on AWS, CentOS 7, virtual machine?

    Regards,
    Gus

    Reply
      • Yes, I agree. But where can I find the older repository? dl.google.com appears only to offer google-chome-stable-latest (version 92). If I can find the older RPM, I’ll be in good shape.

        Reply
        • @August,

          It seems there is no Google Chrome older repository and also there are no older RPMs for Chrome. Sad, but true that you simply can’t install an older version…

          Reply
  3. Hi,

    I installed Google chrome in my Centos 7 KDE environment but its working very slow. I have updated Patch as well still no go. Help on this will be much appreciated.

    Reply

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