How To Install Google Chrome 52 On a RHEL/CentOS 7 and Fedora Linux 24 Using Yum Command

How To Install Google Chrome 52 On a RHEL/CentOS 7 and Fedora Linux 24 Using Yum Command

How do I installed the latest version of Google Chrome v45 on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS Linux version 7.x and Fedora Linux v22 using the yum command line option?

Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. You can install it on any Linux distro including CentOS, RHEL, and Fedora Linux.

Find out if your Linux distro is a 32bit or 64 bit

Type the following command Linux kernel and distro is running in 32bit or 64bit mode:

echo “You are using $(getconf LONG_BIT) bit Linux distro.”

Outputs:

You are using 64 bit Linux distro.

OR try:

$ uname -m

x86_64

Procedure to install Google Chrome 52 on a RHEL/CentOS/Fedora Linux:

Here is how to install and use the Google Chrome 45 in five easy steps:

  1. Open the Terminal application. Grab 64bit Google Chrome.
  2. Type the following command to download 64 bit version of Google Chrome:
  3. wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
  4. Install Google Chrome and its dependencies on a CentOS/RHEL, type:
  5. sudo yum install ./google-chrome-stable_current_*.rpm
  6. Start Google Chrome from the CLI:
  7. google-chrome &

Sample outputs from yum command:

Fig.01 Installing Chrome Web Browser Using Yum Command

Fig.01 Installing Chrome Web Browser Using Yum Command

Sample session:

Fig.02: About Google Chrome Version Number

Fig.02: About Google Chrome Version Number

Google Chrome 45 running on my Fedora Linux desktop:

Google Chrome 45 in action on a Fedora Linux 22

Google Chrome 45 in action on a Fedora Linux 22

Please note that these instructions always installs the latest version of Google Chrome on a CentOS/RHEL/Fedora Linux.

A note about Fedora Linux v24.x users

Type the following dnf command:

$ sudo dnf install google-chrome-stable_current_*.rpm

Sample outputs:

Fig.03: Installing Google Chrome on a Fedora using dnf command

Fig.03: Installing Google Chrome on a Fedora using dnf command

A note about Google chrome repo file

The above procedure creates /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo file as follows. This is useful to automatically update your Google Chrome version:

$ cat /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo

Sample outputs:

[google-chrome]name=google-chromebaseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64enabled=1gpgcheck=1gpgkey=https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

How do I upgrade Google Chrome from an older version?

You can simply update it by typing the following command:

$ sudo yum update google-chrome-stable

OR use the following dnf command to update it on a Fedora Linux:

$ sudo dnf update google-chrome-stable

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