I'm a bit of a Linux noob. I'm on a brand new desktop running RedHat and just trying to get Chrome going. Following a guide, I was told to download the .deb file, then to run sudo dpkg on that deb file. The error I get is the following:

dpkg: command not found

Is there some kind of problem with my PATH? What do people mean when they say that?

Thanks in advance.


rpm -i package_name.rpm will install Chrome.

It will install too the google repository.
To get an update, you'll have to type, as root, yum update.
It will update your system and your browser.

  • Just wondering - what is the -i indicate? and would you happen to know what I should do for Chrome if I run into failed dependencies when running rpm? It says it needs lsb >= 4.0 – dchang Dec 20 '11 at 19:22
  • -i to indicate you want to install it. Try yum install lsb. It will install it with all dependancies required. After that, re-try the rmp command. – Luc M Dec 20 '11 at 19:37

Red Hat isn't Debian based, so a .deb file won't do you a whole lot of good. You want the .rpm-based install.


dpkg and .deb files are specific to Debian-based distros (e.g. Ubuntu). Redhat uses rpm, so you should get the .rpm file instead, and install it like so:

rpm -i chrome.rpm

Where chrome.rpm is the name of the file.


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