Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google. It was released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and as a stable public release on December 11, 2008.
Step 1. Add Google Yum Repository
Create a new yum repository using below instructions.
# vim /etc/yum.repos.d/google.repo
Add following content to this file
[google] name=Google baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/$basearch enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
Step 2: Install/Update Google Chrome
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 6.4 or later. Read More
# wget http://chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk/install_chrome.sh # chmod +x install_chrome.sh # sh install_chrome.sh
If you are using 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
Step 3: Launch Google Chrome
Use following command to start Google Chrome from non root account.
or start process in background
$ google-chrome &
How to Uninstall Google Chrome
If you have used above shell script to install Google chrome. Then you can use use following command to uninstall Google Chrome and its dependencies added by this script.
# sh install_chrome.sh -u