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Cannot install Goole chrome in Debian Stretch

Post by Elt10W » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:52 pm

Debian 9.1.0 "Stretch" was installed for me during DebConf17.

To date, I've had no problems installing anything ... except today.
After downloading: google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb.
I click on the package, which launches the Debian software manager, ver. 3.22.5)
but then fails to install with this curt message:

"Sorry the file does not work. The file is not supported"

This is a Lenovo G50-45, AMD so this is correct for the architecture.
I also have root privileges, so why does this package refuse to install?
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Re: Cannot install Goole chrome in Debian Stretch

Post by kc1di » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:05 pm

You would be better off posting on the Debian Forum here: http://forums.debian.net/index.php?sid= ... 0fcab04cf8
But I would try re downloading the file, make sure your downloading the .deb file.
if it still will not install try install it with dpkg.
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Re: Cannot install Goole chrome in Debian Stretch

Post by Elt10W » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:32 pm

kc1di wrote:You would be better off posting on the Debian Forum here: http://forums.debian.net/index.php?sid= ... 0fcab04cf8
But I would try re downloading the file, make sure your downloading the .deb file.
if it still will not install try install it with dpkg.
I knew there's a Debian forum somewhere, I'm so accustomed to the Mint forums! :oops:
Thank you for that. Will repost over there.
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Re: Cannot install Goole chrome in Debian Stretch

Post by Moem » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:00 pm

Mod note:
Moved this to Chat because it's not about Linux Mint.
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Re: Cannot install Goole chrome in Debian Stretch

Post by kc1di » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:16 pm

This web page may be of help to you :
https://linuxconfig.org/google-chrome-w ... etch-linux
Easy tips : https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/
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Re: Cannot install Goole chrome in Debian Stretch

Post by Hoser Rob » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:44 am

POsting questions about Debian here isn't a good idea. You'll get a lot of well meaning posts from people who don't realize how different Mint/Ubuntu and Debian are. And they'll post solutions for UBuntu based Mint that won't work in Debian.

However, if you do post a question like this in the Debian support forum, most likely the response will be to just install Ubuntu or Mint. Debian is great but it ain't for beginners. And unfortunately the LMDE forum is useless foir beginners ... not enough users.

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Re: Cannot install Goole chrome in Debian Stretch [SOLVED]

Post by Elt10W » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:42 pm

NOTE TO MODERATORS.
First, my apologies for posting here (I'm still a Mint Linux advocate)
Second, I have found the correct forum, so is it possible to kill this thread, please?

Thank you.
...respectfully...
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