In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Google Chrome on Debian 12. For those of you who didn’t know, Google Chrome stands as one of the most popular web browsers globally, providing users with a powerful, feature-rich, and user-friendly experience. For Debian 12 Bookworm users, installing Google Chrome ensures optimal web browsing performance and access to a vast array of extensions.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Google Chrome web browser on a Debian 12 (Bookworm).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 12 (Bookworm).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Google Chrome.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Google Chrome on Debian 12 Bookworm
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt install apt-transport-https lsb-release ca-certificates
This command will refresh the repository, allowing you to install the latest versions of software packages.
Step 2. Installing Google Chrome on Debian 12.
- Method 1: Install Google Chrome Using Chrome Repository
Google offers a dedicated repository for Chrome, streamlining the installation process. Use the following command to add the Google Chrome repository to your system:
wget -q -O - https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/google-archive-keyring.gpg
Next, execute the following command to install the Google Chrome repository:
echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/google-archive-keyring.gpg] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
With the Google Chrome repository added to your system, now use the following command to install Google Chrome:
sudo apt update sudo apt install google-chrome-stable
- Method 2: Install Google Chrome From the Official Website
Open the terminal and execute the following command to download the Google Chrome package:
Next, navigate to the directory where you saved the Google Chrome package and execute the following command to install the package:
sudo apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
The package manager will handle the installation process, including any necessary dependencies.
Step 3. Accessing Google Chrome on Debian.
To launch Google Chrome from the applications menu, click on the “Activities” button in the top-left corner of your screen. Then, search for “Google Chrome” and click on the icon to open the browser.
Step 4. Troubleshooting Common Issues.
Though the installation process is typically straightforward, you may encounter some common issues. Here are some troubleshooting tips to resolve them:
- Dependency Conflicts:
If you face dependency conflicts during installation, run the following command to fix them:
sudo apt --fix-broken install
- Installation Errors:
In case of installation errors, remove any partial installations and then reinstall Google Chrome:
sudo apt purge google-chrome-stable sudo apt autoremove sudo apt install google-chrome-stable
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Chrome. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Chrome web browser on Debian 12 Bookworm. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Chrome website.