How To Install Google Chrome 44 On a RHEL/CentOS 7 and Fedora Linux 22 Using Yum Command

 

Find out if your Linux distro is a 32bit or 64 bit

Type the following command Linux kernel and distro is running in 32bit or 64bit mode:

 echo "You are using $ (getconf LONG_BIT) bit Linux distro."

Outputs:

 You are using 64 bit Linux distro.

OR try:
$ uname -m
x86_64

Procedure to install Google Chrome 44 on a RHEL/CentOS/Fedora Linux:

Here is how to install and use the Google Chrome 44 in five easy steps:

  1. Open the Terminal application. Grab either 32bit or 64bit Google Chrome.
  2. Type the following command to download 32 bit version Google Chrome:
    wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm
  3. Type the following command to download 64 bit version of Google Chrome:
    wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
  4. Install Google Chrome and its dependencies on a CentOS/RHEL, type:
    sudo yum install ./google-chrome-stable_current_*.rpm
  5. Start Google Chrome from the CLI:
    google-chrome &

Sample outputs from yum command:

Fig.01 Installing Chrome Web Browser Using Yum Command

Sample session:

Fig.02: About Google Chrome Version Number

A note about Fedora Linux v22.x users

Type the following dnf command:
$ sudo dnf install google-chrome-stable_current_*.rpm
Sample outputs:

Fig.03: Installing Google Chrome on a Fedora using dnf command

A note about Google chrome repo file

The above procedure creates /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo file as follows. This is useful to automatically update your Google Chrome version:
$ cat /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo
Sample outputs:

 [google-chrome] name=google-chrome baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64 enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

How do I upgrade Google Chrome from version 44.x?

You can simply update it by typing the following command:
$ sudo yum update google-chrome-stable

 

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