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How to update Google chrome in Ubuntu?

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What have you tried, and how didn't it work? –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Apr 13 '10 at 1:08
    
@Ignacio: Add/Remove Applications and it's not there. –  OscarRyz Apr 16 '10 at 5:23

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You must have http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ in repo list

Now open a terminal. Type following -

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install google-chrome-stable

This will install the current stable version of it. Now you have to kill all instances (may be hidden) of old Google Chrome.

sudo pkill -15 google-chrome
sudo pkill -15 chrome

Then start google-chrome as you start it.

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Thanks. killall google-chrome works well also. –  Fedir Sep 26 '13 at 9:53
    
Says google-chrome-stable is in the latest version available. But I'm on Chrome 30.0.1599.101 and apparently version 32 exists now. Is the debian package regularly updated as well? –  Augustin Riedinger Jan 30 at 11:44
    
No, Debian packages are NOT regularly updated. And this depends on your Ubuntu version. –  Soumyabrata Ghosh Feb 1 at 9:41
    
+1 worked like a charm –  Abraham Van Helsing Feb 21 at 6:48

From the Chrome EULA page:

Note: Installing Google Chrome will add the Google repository so your system will automatically keep Google Chrome up to date. If you don't want Google's repository, do "sudo touch /etc/default/google-chrome" before installing the package.

[emphasis theirs]

So, as mgpyone indicated Ubuntu's update-manager should take care of that for you.

Here are the contents of my /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list

deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable main
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From Google Chrome Help

Use your package manager to check for updates.

Privacy information

Google Chrome uses a process called Google Update to periodically check for updates. This process sends information, such as version number, language, operating system, and other installation or update-related details, back to Google servers. This information is not associated with you or your Google Account.

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I had similar problem with broken package in Chrome 20.0.xxx. I could see two chrome packages in Synaptic package manager. I deleted the new version of chrome package then marked older version on chrome package for upgrade. Then upgrade all packages through, which took care of everything and my Chrome was upgraded to the latest version.

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