Firefox is used as default browser in Debian 10. But Google Chrome is the favorite browser of many users. If you really like Google Chrome, don’t worry. You can very easily install Chrome Debian Buster 10.
In this article you will learn how to install Chrome in the latest version of Debian, update Google Chrome, or delete it after installation. Let’s start.
Installing Google Chrome on Debian 10
Step 1. Download the installer
First you need to download the Google Chrome DEB package from the official website of Google Chrome. Once you visit the page, click the Download Chrome, as noted in the picture below.
Now select 64-bit .deb (for Debian / Ubuntu) and click agree and install.
Your browser should offer you to save the package file Google Chrome DEB. Select Save file and click OK.
To begin the download. It takes a few seconds.
Step 2. Install Google Chrome
After the download is complete, open a terminal and navigate to ~/Downloads directory using the following command:
You should see the file there package Google Chrome. Select and copy the file name.
Now run the following command to update the repository cache of packages APT.
sudo apt update
Now install the package using the following command:
sudo apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
Now press Yand then press <Enter>to confirm the setting. Install Chrome 10 Debian may take a few seconds. After installation is complete, you can find Google Chrome in the applications menu. Click on the icon to launch the browser.
When you start Google Chrome for the first time, it will ask if you want to make it your default browser, and to send Google usage statistics and crash reports. Check / uncheck those you want, depending on your preference and click OK.
Google Chrome should start. You will be asked whether you want to sync all data from your Google account or not. Click on Enable synchronization, if synchronization is desired now. If you want to synchronize later, just hit Not now. Now you can use Google Chrome to visit your favorite web sites.
Update Google Chrome
Repository Google Chrome is automatically added to the file /etc/apt/sources.list when you install Google Chrome. Thus, your package Manager will manage updates, Google Chrome automatically, as for all other system packages. But you can perform a manual update.
First update the APT cache of repository to check whether any new version of Google Chrome using the following command:
sudo apt update
Now to update Google Chrome, run the following command.
sudo apt install --only-upgrade google-chrome-stable
In my case the latest version of Google Chrome is already installed. Thus, newer versions do not. But when you read it, you can be available a new version of Google Chrome. In this case, all you need to do is confirm the update operation.
Remove Google Chrome in Debian
If your Google Chrome new to you, and you installed it just to try, there is a possibility that you may not like the browser after you tried it. In this case, you can easily remove Google Chrome using the following command:
sudo apt remove google-chrome-stable
Now press Yand then press <Enter>to confirm the delete operation.
Now run the following command to remove all the dependencies, installed the deb package of Google Chrome. You no longer need them.
sudo apt autoremove
Hit Yand then hit <Enter>to continue.
You can also delete the cache files of the package APT, to save disk space. To do this, run the following command:
sudo apt autoclean
So, in this article you learned how to install Google Chrome on Debian Buster 10. Thank you for reading this article. What browser are you using? Share your opinions in the comments!