Just installed Debian 7 Linux and wondered how to install Google Chrome Browser on Debian Wheezy. It took me a while until I figure it out, as direct download from Google after searching for Chrome Linux had library requirements which are missing from Debian 7 Wheezy repositories.
Here is how;
1. Add Wheezy Backports and Google's Chrome Repository to /etc/apt/sources.list
echo 'deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports main contrib non-free' >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo 'deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list
2. Install Google Chrome with apt-get
Here you have few options install Google Chrome Beta (whether you prefer you're an innovator), install unstable – if you prefer latest functionality and don't count on stability or install stable version.
a) Install Google Chrome Beta
apt-get install --yes google-chrome-beta
b) Install Google Chrome Unstable
apt-get install --yes google-chrome-unstable
c) Install Google Stable
apt-get install --yes google-chrome-stable
I personally prefer always to keep stable so prefer to install google-chrome-stable.
Only reason I need Google-Chrome is for testing how websites looks with it. Otherwise I don't recommend this browser to anyone who cares for his security. Obviously as Chrome is product of Google it is almost certainly it keeps complete surveillance on what you do on the net.
That's all happy web development with Chrome on Debian 🙂
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