In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Google Chrome on Debian 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google, that uses the WebKit layout engine. It is available for the Linux, Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X operating systems. But Google Chrome is more than a web browser, as it combines sophisticated open source technology, borrowed from the Chromium application, into a minimal design, all in order to help users surf the web much faster, a lot easier, and safer than ever before. Google Chrome is not available through the Debian repository, so we need to install it from the official package.
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 Google Chrome browser on a Debian 8 (Jessie) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 8 (Jessie).
- 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).
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 8
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt-get commands in the terminal:
apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get install gdebi
Step 2. Installing Google chrome browser on Debian 8 Jessie.
First, download the latest version of Google Chrome. Issue the following command to download it in the terminal:
Install Google Chrome DEB package, forcing installation of dependencies:
sudo gdebi google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
Step 3. Accessing Google Chrome.
Once installed, open Google Chrome from Ubuntu Dash or Terminal:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Google Chrome. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Google Chrome browser on Debian 8 Jessie server. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Google Chrome website.