Install Google Chrome on Rocky Linux 8

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Follow through this guide to learn how to install Google Chrome on Rocky Linux 8 desktop. Rocky Linux 8 does not come with Google Chrome browser installed by default. Therefore, if you are running Rocky Linux 8 desktop and you want to use Chrome browser, you then have to install it.

Install Google Chrome on Rocky Linux 8

You got two options to install Google Chrome on a Rocky Linux 8 desktop system;

  1. Download an Google Chrome RPM binary and install it using rpm or dnf package manager
    or
  2. Create the Google Chrome Linux repository and install it from Repos.

Run system update

Ensure that your system packages are up-to-date.

dnf update

Install Google Chrome on Rocky Linux 8 using RPM Binary

Well, you got two options here as well:

Obtain a link for the Google Chrome RPM binary and install it automatically as shown below;

dnf install https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm                                                                                                     1.5 MB/s |  79 MB     00:52    
Dependencies resolved.
============================================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                          Architecture                     Version                                     Repository                              Size
============================================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 google-chrome-stable                             x86_64                           91.0.4472.114-1                             @commandline                            79 M
Installing dependencies:
 liberation-fonts                                 noarch                           1:2.00.3-7.el8                              baseos                                  19 k
 liberation-serif-fonts                           noarch                           1:2.00.3-7.el8                              baseos                                 608 k
 mesa-vulkan-drivers                              x86_64                           20.3.3-2.el8                                appstream                              5.4 M
 vulkan-loader                                    x86_64                           1.2.162.0-1.el8                             appstream                              117 k

Transaction Summary
============================================================================================================================================================================
Install  5 Packages

Total size: 85 M
Total download size: 6.1 M
Installed size: 276 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y

If you got enough time with you, download Google Chrome RPM binary package for your respective system architecture from Google Chrome page and install it as shown below.

For example, to download a binary package for a 64 bit system;

wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

Once the download completes, use dnf command to run the installation as shown below. This ensures that all required dependencies are taken care of.

dnf localinstall google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

Install Google Chrome from Chrome Repositories

To create the Google chrome Linux repositories on Rocky Linux 8, execute the command below;

cat << EOL > /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo
[google-chrome]
name=google-chrome
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
EOL

After the repos are in place, install Google Chrome stable version on Rocky Linux 8 desktop.

dnf install google-chrome-stable
google-chrome                                                                                                                               3.9 kB/s | 3.5 kB     00:00    
Dependencies resolved.
============================================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                        Architecture                     Version                                      Repository                               Size
============================================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 google-chrome-stable                           x86_64                           91.0.4472.114-1                              google-chrome                            79 M
Installing dependencies:
 liberation-fonts                               noarch                           1:2.00.3-7.el8                               baseos                                   19 k
 mesa-vulkan-drivers                            x86_64                           20.3.3-2.el8                                 appstream                               5.4 M
 vulkan-loader                                  x86_64                           1.2.162.0-1.el8                              appstream                               117 k

Transaction Summary
============================================================================================================================================================================
Install  4 Packages

Total download size: 85 M
Installed size: 275 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y

Verify Installed Version of Google Chrome

After the installation, you might want to verify the version of installed Google Chrome browser.

google-chrome --version

or

google-chrome-stable --version

Both commands give you same result.

Google Chrome 91.0.4472.114

You can find help on command line usage of Google Chrome browser on;

man google-chrome
man google-chrome-stable

Running Google Chrome Stable on Rocky Linux 8

You can now launch Google Chrome browser from activities on Rocky Linux 8.

Install Google Chrome Browser on Rocky Linux 8 desktop

You can as well launch it from terminal by simply running the command google-chrome or google-chrome-stable.

That marks the end of the installation of Google Chrome on Rocky Linux 8. Happy browsing!!

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