Cannot install Chrome on Ubuntu 16.04


Solution 1

Google Chrome requires some missing dependencies as can be seen when trying to install from the terminal using dpkg -i. Prior to installing Chrome, run:

sudo apt-get install libindicator7 libappindicator1

After that, Chrome installation works fine.

Solution 2

Its very simple to install google chrome on ubuntu . Type the following commands in the terminal

Step 1 : Download the latest Google Chrome .deb package with wget:


Step 2 : Install the Google Chrome .deb package

sudo apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Hope this helps!

Solution 3

Update the packages first in Ubuntu by below command.

$ sudo apt-get update

Install Required Dependices for Google Chrome as shown below.

$ sudo apt-get install libnss3-1d libxss1 libgconf2-4 libappindicator1 libindicator7

Download the Google Chrome command using below command.

$ wget

still during installation if you get some error that some dependency is not installed run the below command and it will install all required dependencies.

$ sudo apt-get -f install

Now let's go ahead and install Google Chrome by below command.

$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

And its done....

To open it just run below command command

$ google-chrome
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Updated on July 05, 2022


  • shakedzy
    shakedzy 3 months

    Doenloaded the .deb package of Chrome from Google's site. The installation doesn't work when trying to install from the GUI. What's up with that?

  • GillesC
    GillesC over 5 years
    Just had the issue myself on a fresh ubuntu built (17). The following dependencies were also needed gconf-service-backend gconf-service gconf2-common and libgconf-2-4 - best call is to install from cmd line so one can see error if any. Pretty poor UX on Ubuntu part for not showing errors in the GUI.