How to update Google chrome in Ubuntu?
First download and install the key from Google Linux Repository. Or run the following commands in the terminal, type the password for the user when prompted.
wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add - sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list' sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install google-chrome-beta
To update only:
sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install google-chrome-stable
Then update (if available) the Network Security Service libraries (libnss), or Chrome will behave weird
sudo apt-get install libnss3-1d
In Ubuntu 18.04 or later libnss3-1d - Network Security Service libraries - transitional package is depreciated and incorporated in generic libnss3 library. (Thanks Bishoy Melek)
sudo apt-get install libnss3
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.
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.
So, as mgpyone indicated Ubuntu's
update-manager should take care of that for you.
Here are the contents of my
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable main
If it does not update properly, just download the last
.deb file from:
The deb file like
Then you can:
sudo dpkg -i /path/to/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
/path/to with your proper path.
It just worked for me on Ubuntu 14.04
From Google Chrome Help
Use your package manager to check for updates.
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.
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.