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Installing Missing Debian Packages for Google Chrome

Original post is here eklausmeier.goip.de/blog/2014/05-30-installing-missing-debian-packages-for-google-chrome.

This is how I install Google Chrome, as I do not like Google to add automatic cron-jobs.

I unpack the Debian package.

mkdir T
cd T
dpkg -x ../google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb.140525 .

Switch to root.

mv ~User/Download/T/opt/google /opt
chown -R bin:bin /opt/google
mkdir /opt/google/chrome/plugins
chown bin:bin /opt/google/chrome/plugins
chown root:root /opt/google/chrome/chrome-sandbox
chmod u+s /opt/google/chrome/chrome-sandbox
cd /usr/bin
ln -s /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome

Then I check which libraries are missing.

ldd /opt/google/chrome/chrome | grep found

Then I install the missing libraries.

apt-get install libnss3
apt-get install libxss1
apt-get install libgconf-2-4
cd /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
ln -s libudev.so.1.3.5 libudev.so.0

Why do I do this? I have 90% faith in Debian and Ubuntu, but I have only 80% faith in Google and its products.