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Linux owner 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.82-1 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I recently installed the amd64 version of Debian Wheezy on my amd64 machine.

Since it's 64 bit, I tried to install Google Chrome because they still support 64 bit Wheezy.

I used GDebi to install it and got the following message:

Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libstdc++6(>=4.8.0)

Any ideas?


If Chrome requires libstdc++6 version 4.8.0 or later, that indicates that Google no longer supports 64-bit Wheezy (which only has version 4.7.2).

You should upgrade to Debian 8 (Jessie). That will give you newer versions of all the distribution's software, support for much longer, and you'll be able to install Chrome.

  • I installed 64 bit Jessie and installed both Chromium and Chrome. Only problem is that both browsers crash frequently, locking up the screen and requiring a hard reboot When I click on the browser menu, the menu window pops up and I can read it okay. As soon as I move my pointer over that window it turns black and the font turns large and pixelated. After several attempts, the browser crashes. Same thing with the bookmarks. Firefox/Iceweasel is the only browser I can depend on at this point. uname -a Linux owner 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.36-1+deb8u2 (2016-10-19) x86_64 GNU/Linux – Sedulous Nov 18 '16 at 10:19
  • That's a separate question really... You might want to try a newer kernel, see this answer for details. – Stephen Kitt Nov 18 '16 at 15:04

You can try to install the newest version of libstdc++6 from here: https://packages.debian.org/sid/amd64/libstdc++6/download

Or install chromium instead:

sudo apt-get install chromium

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