How to Install Google Chrome 59 in CentOS/RHEL 7/6 & Fedora 25/24

How to Install Google Chrome 59 in CentOS/RHEL 7/6 & Fedora 25/24

Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google Inc. It was released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and as a stable public release on December 11, 2008. Google Chrome 59 is latest stable version available for Linux users.

Google Chrome 59 Released: This article will help you to install Google chrome on CentOS/RHEL 7 and Fedora 25/24/23. The CentOS/RHEL 6 upgrade will not work for now.

Improvements in This Release

  • Automatically pauses Flash content.
  • A new JavaScript feature added, the ES2015 specification (earlier called ES6).
  • 26 security fixes
Be careful before installing it, The script recommended to upgrade system to latest version to work Google chrome properly

Install or Update Google Chrome on Linux

Richard Lloid provided an shell script to grab libraries from a more recent Linux distro, put them in a tree (/opt/google/chrome/lib) exclusively picked up by Google Chrome and then you can indeed run Google Chrome on CentOS 6.5 or later. Read More

# wget
# chmod +x
# sh

If you are using an older version of Linux distribution, This script will prompt you for confirmation to upgrade system. As per Richard Lloid we need to upgrade system by typing yes to work properly.

Launch Google Chrome

Use the following command to start Google Chrome from the non-root account.

$ google-chrome

or start the process in the background

$ google-chrome &

Uninstall Google Chrome

If you have used above shell script to install Google chrome. Then you can use the following command to uninstall Google Chrome and its dependencies added by this script.

# sh -u
Know Error

Error 1: Facing below error while starting Google chrome.

# google-chrome
/usr/bin/google-chrome: /usr/lib/ version `NSS_3.14.3′ not found (required by /usr/bin/google-chrome)

Solution – Update nss package to latest version

# yum update nss


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