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I need to install google-chrome on debian stable. Is there any way I can add the google's repos and have always the recent version of chrome installed?

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From Google's Linux Repostory Page:

Add Google's key,

wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -

Then install package from the chrome site, which should add the file '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list' that will contain the following,

# You may comment out this entry, but any other modifications may be lost.
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main

E.g., installing the package from Google should just auto-configure your sources.list for you.

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I don't have a browser currently installed and it won't download through links. I just need to add the google repo stuff to my repos and apt-get update and then install the package. – tux_drummer Nov 1 '12 at 13:17
IMO worth noting that you can also get their key off a keyserver instead, ie: apt-key adv --keyserver ha.pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys A040830F7FAC5991 – tianon Jan 26 at 23:58

A new bug has just arisen with this. The file etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list automatically gets generated and this clobbers the previous version to wipe out your '[arch=amd64]' so then apt-get raises an error. See https://www.reddit.com/r/chrome/comments/48oje6/linux_how_to_fix_failed_to_fetch/ So the answer to the original question is that there is no fully working method at present but hopefully Google will fix the bug.

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I am also experiencing the problem of the disappearing edit [arch=amd64] vanishes. File comments read "automatically configured", but I don't know by what it is automatically configured. So I put a chattr +i on google-chrome.list.

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The disappearing edit .. vanishes. Does that mean it reappears? – Anthon Mar 6 at 15:57

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