Google Chrome 55 Released – Install on RHEL/CentOS 7/6 and Fedora 25-20

Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google Inc. Google Chrome team proudly announced the release of Google Chrome 55 on December 01, 2016.The actual version is 55.0.2883.75 for Linux and Mac OS X/Windows operating system. This new version bundled with a number of exciting fixes, features, improvements and killing Flash contents in favor of latestHTML5.If you would like to know more other cool features of this release, please visit at Google’s Chrome Features.In this tutorial we will show you how we have practically installed Google Chrome 55 browser in one of ourCentOS 7.0 server using Google’s own repository with Yum tool and a third party script from Richard Lloyd, which installs latest chrome version on RHEL/CentOS and Fedora versions.Important: Google Chrome support for all 32-bit Linux distributions is deprecated from March, 2016.By using Google’s official repository you will keep your Chrome browser up-to-date. However, it should also work on RHEL 7.0/6.x, CentOS 7.0/6.x and Fedora 25-20 versions as well.Step 1: Enable Google YUM repositoryCreate a file called /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo and add the following lines of code to it.[google-chrome] name=google-chrome baseurl=$basearch enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey= 2: Installing Chrome Web BrowserFirst, check whether the latest version available from the Google’s own repository using following yum command.# yum info google-chrome-stable Sample OutputCheck Google Chrome Package InfoLoaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, product-id, search-disabled-repos, subscription-manager, versionlock Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: * epel: * extras: * remi-safe: * rpmforge: * updates: Available Packages Name : google-chrome-stable Arch : x86_64 Version : 55.0.2883.75 Release : 1 Size : 44 M Repo : google-chrome Summary : Google Chrome URL : License : Multiple, see Description : The web browser from Google : : Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. Do you see the highlighted output in the above, that clearly telling that the latest version of chrome is available from repository. So, let’s install it using yum command as shown below, which will automatically install all needed dependencies.# yum install google-chrome-stable Sample OutputInstall Google Chrome in LinuxLoaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, product-id, search-disabled-repos, subscription-manager, versionlock Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: * epel: * extras: * remi-safe: * rpmforge: * updates: Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package google-chrome-stable.x86_64 0:55.0.2883.75-1 will be installed --> Finished Dependency Resolution Dependencies Resolved ====================================================================================================================================================================== Package Arch Version Repository Size ====================================================================================================================================================================== Installing: google-chrome-stable x86_64 55.0.2883.75-1 google-chrome 44 M Transaction Summary ====================================================================================================================================================================== Install 1 Package Total download size: 44 M Installed size: 171 M Is this ok [y/d/N]: y Update : Sadly, the Google Chrome browser no longer supports the most famous commercial distributionRHEL 6.x and its free clones such as CentOS and Scientific Linux.Yes, they’ve discontinued support for RHEL 6.X version as of Google Chrome and on other side, latestFirefox and Opera browsers run successfully on the same platforms.Luckily, there is a script developed by Richard Lloyd, that automatically download and install latest Google Chrome browser by picking libraries from a more recent released distro and put those libraries in (/opt/google/chrome/lib) directory and then you can able to run Google Chrome on RHEL/CentOS 6.xversions.# wget # chmod u+x # ./install_chrome.shSample OutputRichard Lloyd Google Chrome ScriptGoogle Chrome Installer 7.50 on the x86_64 platform (C) Richard K. Lloyd 2016 *** Creating temporary directory /tmp/chrome_install ... *** Changing working directory to /tmp/chrome_install ... *** Generating a list of out-of-date packages (please wait) ... *** Checking for an update to ... *** Downloading version.dat (please wait) ... --2016-12-05 02:11:44-- Resolving ( Connecting to (||:443... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 5 Saving to: ‘version.dat’ 100%[=====================================================================================================================================================>] 5 --.-K/s in 0s 2016-12-05 02:11:44 (335 KB/s) - ‘version.dat’ saved [5/5] *** is already the latest version (7.50) - continuing ... *** Determining latest Google Chrome version number (please wait) ... *** Downloading chrome_versions.csv (please wait) ... --2016-12-05 02:11:46-- Resolving (, 2404:6800:4009:801::2011 Connecting to (||:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 318 [text/plain] Saving to: ‘chrome_versions.csv’ 100%[=====================================================================================================================================================>] 318 --.-K/s in 0s 2016-12-05 02:11:46 (39.1 MB/s) - ‘chrome_versions.csv’ saved [318/318] *** Latest google-chrome-stable version number is 55.0.2883.50 ... *** Downloading google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm (please wait) ... --2016-12-05 02:11:46-- Resolving (, 2404:6800:4009:806::200e Connecting to (||:443... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 43781619 (43M) [application/x-rpm] Saving to: ‘google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm’ 100%[=====================================================================================================================================================>] 4,37,81,619 3.40MB/s in 14s 2016-12-05 02:12:00 (3.42 MB/s) - ‘google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm’ saved [43781619/43781619] *** Google Chrome 55.0.2883.50 downloaded successfully ... *** Installing Google Chrome 55.0.2883.50 RPM (please wait) ... Preparing... ################################# [100%] Updating / installing... 1:google-chrome-stable-55.0.2883.50################################# [100%] Redirecting to /bin/systemctl start atd.service *** Google Chrome 55.0.2883.50 was installed successfully ... *** /opt/google/chrome tree contains 87 files totalling 181 MB ... *** /tmp/chrome_install tree contains 1 files totalling 47 MB ... Google Chrome 55.0.2883.50 was installed successfully. Please run the browser via the 'google-chrome' command as a non-root user. To update Google Chrome, run "yum update google-chrome-stable" or simply re-run this script with "./". To uninstall Google Chrome, run "yum remove google-chrome-stable " or "./ -u". Step 3: Starting Chrome Web BrowserStart browser with non-root user.# google-chrome &Welcome screen of Chrome web browser.Welcome Google Chrome

Welcome Google Chrome

Exploring with cool Chrome web browser.Google Chrome Preview on CentOS 7

Google Chrome Preview on CentOS 7

About Google Chrome

About Google Chrome

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