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Commands to install Chrome browser on CentOS 8 Linux / Stream

By default CentOS 8 or RHEL 8 Linux including CentOS stream uses the opensource Mozilla Firefox as their default browser. However, if you want to use the Google Chrome browser on your server or desktop system running on CentOS 8 you can install it by following a few simple commands. After having Google Chrome as an alternative browser you can even remove the Firefox if you want.

How to install Google Chrome on CentOS 8 or Stream

Here is the step by step tutorial with commands to install Chrome browser in few minutes. Also, the steps are applicable to old versions such as CetnOS 7, 7.6 or 6.

  1. Open your CentOS 8 Command terminal.
  2. Log in as root or with a user that has sudo rights. To login as root you can use:
    su
  3. Import Google Chrome key for RHEL or CentOS 8 Linux
    wget https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
    sudo rpm --import linux_signing_key.pub
  4. Command to download Google Chrome browser packages
    wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
  5. Now use this command to install the RPM package of Chrome. All the dependencies will be configured automatically.
    sudo dnf install google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
    or 
    sudo yum install google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

    Above Command output:

    [[email protected] Downloads]$ sudo dnf install google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
    [sudo] password for raj:
    Last metadata expiration check: 0:14:20 ago on Wed 02 Oct 2019 04:47:26 AM EDT.
    Dependencies resolved.
    =========================================================================================================
     Package                            Arch           Version                    Repository            Size
    =========================================================================================================
    Installing:
     google-chrome-stable               x86_64         77.0.3865.90-1             @commandline          59 M
    Installing dependencies:
     libappindicator-gtk3               x86_64         12.10.0-19.el8             AppStream             43 k
     libdbusmenu                        x86_64         16.04.0-12.el8             AppStream            140 k
     libdbusmenu-gtk3                   x86_64         16.04.0-12.el8             AppStream             41 k
     libindicator-gtk3                  x86_64         12.10.1-14.el8             AppStream             70 k
     redhat-lsb-core                    x86_64         4.1-47.el8                 AppStream             46 k
     redhat-lsb-submod-security         x86_64         4.1-47.el8                 AppStream             22 k
     liberation-fonts                   noarch         1:2.00.3-4.el8             BaseOS                19 k
     liberation-serif-fonts             noarch         1:2.00.3-4.el8             BaseOS               607 k
     mailx                              x86_64         12.5-29.el8                BaseOS               257 k
     ncurses-compat-libs                x86_64         6.1-7.20180224.el8         BaseOS               331 k
     postfix                            x86_64         2:3.3.1-8.el8              BaseOS               1.5 M
     spax                               x86_64         1.5.3-13.el8               BaseOS               217 k
    
    Transaction Summary
    =========================================================================================================
    Install  13 Packages
    
    Total size: 63 M
    Total download size: 3.2 M
    Installed size: 218 M
    Is this ok [y/N]:
  6. Also, the Linux repository for Google Chrome will get configured for a future update. To updates the browser in future just type:
    sudo yum install updates

Alternative GUI way without command:

1. You can also install the Chrome on CentOS Graphically, for that open your Firefox browser of CentOS and use this link: https://www.google.com/chrome/.

2. It will give you the option to download RPM packages, get that.

3. Once the package of Chrome is on your system, double click on that, the system will automatically pop-up to for the installation of that.

Download Google Chrome in Centos 8

4. Click on the install button.

Click on install button from software installer

5.  Finally to access & run Chrome browser on CentOS 8, go to Activities and search for it.

RUn Chrome on CentOS 8 linux


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