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How to install latest Google Chrome on RHEL/CentOS 7 and Fedora 19/20

Google Chrome is the most rapidly growing web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. Google Chrome has the inbuilt translate faculty for translation of over 52 languages. Google Chrome has option to install extension and web application to increase the feature and functionality of the browser; you can also install themes for the visual change.

This howto explains howto install Google Chrome Web browser on Fedora 19/20 and RHEL/CentOS 7. Best way to install and keep up-to-date with Google Chrome browser is use Google’s own YUM repository.

Add Google Chrome official YUM repository

Step 1: Open Terminal (Applications –> System Tools –> Terminal).
Step 2: Switch to root user

sudo -i
## OR ##
su -

Step 3:Enable Google YUM repository
Run following command (copy paste all lines to console) to create /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo file:

cat << EOF > /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo
[google-chrome]
name=google-chrome - $basearch
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
EOF

Install Google Chrome with YUM

Step 4:Install Google Chrome Stable version

yum install google-chrome-stable

Start Google Chrome (Applications –> Internet –> Chrome). Note: Google Chrome can not be run as root

Google chrome
Google chrome

That’s all.

7 Comments

  1. Thank you.
    I edited the line as you told us
    baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/$basearch
    Then it worked perfectly.

  2. Saved by the comments. Thanks to “Jun” for providing the correct baseurl (in the /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo file)
    baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/$basearch
    It worked for CentOS 7.

  3. so how come this is not working now
    [google-chrome]
    name=google-chrome – $basearch
    baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/$basearch
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

  4. This one is working for me :

    cat < /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo
    [google-chrome]
    name=google-chrome – \$basearch
    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
    EOF

    after that : issue command : yum install google-chrome-stable

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