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Install Google Chrome on Fedora 27/26, CentOS/RHEL 7.4 - Comment Page: 11

This guide explains howto install Google Chrome Web browser on Fedora 27/26/25/24 and CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL) 7.4. Best way to install and keep up-to-date with Google Chrome browser is use Google’s own YUM/DNF repository. Install Google Chrome on Fedora 27/26/25/24, CentOS 7.4, Red Hat (RHEL) 7.4 1. Change to root user. sudo -i ## OR ## su - 2. Enable Google YUM repository Note: Google...


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Doesn’t work:
Cannot download repomd.xml: Cannot download repodata/repomd.xml: All mirrors were tried,

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Anthony Fuentes

Trying to install google-chrome-unstable on Operating System: CentOS Linux 7 (Core) and I am getting the following error (any help would be appericated!):

[root@server ~]# yum install google-chrome-unstable
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, universal-hooks
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* EA4:
* cpanel-addons-production-feed:
* base: mirror.jax.hugeserver.com
* epel: mirror.nodesdirect.com
* extras: centos.mirror.lstn.net
* ius: archive.linux.duke.edu
* updates: centos.aol.com
Resolving Dependencies
–> Running transaction check
—> Package google-chrome-unstable.x86_64 0:61.0.3163.13-1 will be installed
–> Processing Dependency: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.18)(64bit) for package: google-chrome-unstable-61.0.3163.13-1.x86_64
–> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: google-chrome-unstable-61.0.3163.13-1.x86_64 (google-chrome)
Requires: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.18)(64bit)
You could try using –skip-broken to work around the problem
You could try running: rpm -Va –nofiles –nodigest

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Hi Anthony,

This is true, I just tested google-chrome-unstable on CentOS 7 and yes it won’t install (google-chrome-stable and google-chrome-beta works normally). Hopefully this doesn’t mean that Google Chrome 61 and above (stable and beta releases), won’t work anymore on CentOS 7.

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Installing Google Chrome in Fedora 26 from Google website works just fine with Wayland. Installing it from command line does not work with Wayland.

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Hi JW,

It’s same file!

Downloaded from Google’s rpm repo:

md5sum google-chrome-stable-60.0.3112.101-1.x86_64.rpm 
75466e3b2859651ff16b0ad9566077d9  google-chrome-stable-60.0.3112.101-1.x86_64.rpm

Downloaded from Google’s website:

md5sum google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm 
75466e3b2859651ff16b0ad9566077d9  google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

So doesn’t matter where you download stable version.

I just tested this with two clean Fedora 26 Workstation VM. Installed chrome stable from Google’s website and another from Google’s repo and both failed with Wayland.

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If you are getting a message when you try to install Chrome like this:

Failed to synchronize cache for repo ‘google-chrome’, disabling.

Simply get rid of the backslashes in front of $basearch from the bit above that you put in the /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo file.

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This is what i’m getting upon trying step 3.3…..Fedora 27

Failed to synchronize cache for repo ‘google-chrome’, disabling.
Last metadata expiration check: 0:43:06 ago on Sat 16 Dec 2017 05:24:51 PM IST.
No match for argument: google-chrome-stable
Error: Unable to find a match

Please help

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Hi kankit,

I just tested this and google chrome repo is working normally. Run following command first:

dnf clean all

Then try installation again.

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