Google Chrome With APT On Ubuntu Foo

Installing Google Chrome on a Debian based distribution is actually pretty nice and easy… if you know how.

So lets get started. In the directory /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ create a file called google-chrome.list. Make sure that he extension is .list. The content of the file should be this:

deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main

After running apt-get update you will see an error message like this (the public key ID might change!):

W: GPG error: http://dl.google.com stable Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY A040830F7FAC5991

This is just telling you that you have to add Google’s key to your keychain. And here are the commands to do exactly that:

gpg --recv-keys A040830F7FAC5991
gpg --export -a A040830F7FAC5991 | sudo apt-key add -

Here is a sample output of that procedure:

root@majestix:/etc/apt/sources.list.d# gpg --recv-keys A040830F7FAC5991
gpg: requesting key 7FAC5991 from hkp server keys.gnupg.net
gpg: /root/.gnupg/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 7FAC5991: public key "Google, Inc. Linux Package Signing Key " imported
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: imported: 1
root@majestix:/etc/apt/sources.list.d# gpg --export -a A040830F7FAC5991 | sudo apt-key add -
OK
root@majestix:/etc/apt/sources.list.d# apt-get update
...

After that you can look for and install Google Chrome out of the apt repository:

root@majestix:/etc/apt/sources.list.d# apt-cache search google-chrome
google-chrome-beta - The web browser from Google
google-chrome-stable - The web browser from Google
google-chrome-unstable - The web browser from Google