Installing Google Chrome in Debian Lenny

If you are thinking about installing the newest version of Google Chrome in Debian Lenny, don’t waste your time, you can’t (actually, you can but i don’t think you want to compile every package dependency).

The Google Chrome team is not supporting Debian Lenny and the latest package version supported is Google Chrome 12.

The package depends on other packages that are not in Debian Lenny anymore, there isn’t even a backport package for some of them. So, if you want this browser in the “super stable” Lenny version, you need to be satisfied with the version 12.

And if you really need the newest version, upgrade to Debian Squeeze. The installation in Squeeze is pretty straightforward, just install the .deb and resolve the dependencies:

dpkg -i google-chorme-latest-version.deb
apt-get -f install

I couldn’t find older packages in the Google Chrome page, so here you have a link to the 12 version:

Arch AMD64: http://linuxfreedom.com/hacktolive/repo/archive/pool/main/g/google-chrome-stable/google-chrome-stable_12.0.742.112-r90304_amd64.deb

Arch i386: http://linuxfreedom.com/hacktolive/repo/archive/pool/main/g/google-chrome-stable/google-chrome-stable_12.0.742.112-r90304_i386.deb

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5 Comments on “Installing Google Chrome in Debian Lenny”

  1. Zenitur says:

    I think that latest Google Chrome with Debian Lenny support is 12.0.742.124-r92024. Can you check this?

    • v1ktoor says:

      Zenitur, probably your are right, i couldn’t test every Chrome version. I checked 12.0.742.122-r90304, and since 12.0.742.124-r92024 is pretty similar, i guess it would work as well.

  2. Kunal Panchal says:

    Thank you so much for sharing it :)

  3. when trying to run i get:
    /usr/bin/google-chrome: error while loading shared libraries: libdbus-glib-1.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

  4. After installing
    aptitude install libdbus-glib-1-dev
    chrome started. many thanks!


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