I've been at this for hours going through every guide I've found and I'm still stuck.
I've installed Debian 9 from a bootable usb flash drive. I only copied the 1 DVD onto it since that's all Debian's site said I needed. I installed Debian on a whole partition (I didn't break it down into /home or anything). I installed the GNOME desktop. I DID NOT use the network install because my connection is terrible (I had to go to school to download the .iso in the first place).
My first attempt I added the chrome to /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
I then ran get https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
sudo apt-key add linux_signing_key.pub
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable
This is what comes out:
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: google-chrome-stable : Depends: gconf-service but it is not installable Depends: libgconf-2-4 (>= 3.2.5) but it is not installable Depends: libappindicator1 but it is not installable E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
So then I tried downloading an unpacking the installer from Google itself. First I ran apt-get clean && apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt --fix-broken install Then I ran dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb from my downloads directory. That spat out
Selecting previously unselected package google-chrome-stable. (Reading database ... 125174 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb ... Unpacking google-chrome-stable (60.0.3112.90-1) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-stable: google-chrome-stable depends on gconf-service; however: Package gconf-service is not installed. google-chrome-stable depends on libgconf-2-4 (>= 3.2.5); however: Package libgconf-2-4 is not installed. google-chrome-stable depends on libappindicator1; however: Package libappindicator1 is not installed. dpkg: error processing package google-chrome-stable (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Processing triggers for man-db (22.214.171.124-2) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-9) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1) ... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60) ... Errors were encountered while processing: google-chrome-stable
What am I doing wrong here? I need dependencies that were not installed with the USB bootable disk but I cannot get these dependencies. I tried searching for those dependencies in the synaptic package installer but it can't find them.