How to install Google Chrome on Linux Mint 21 vanessa via the terminal emulator

How to install Google Chrome on Linux Mint 21 vanessa via the terminal emulator

Google Chrome

Google Chrome browser was first publicly released, officially as a beta version, on September 2, 2008, for Windows XP and newer, and with support for 43 languages, and later as a "stable" public release on December 11, 2008.

The idea was to innovate the web and the browser was built on the existing technologies. Google chrome was developed keeping in mind to build something more than a browser and so it was developed with a lot of web applications in mind.

Check your system

Make sure you have Linux Mint:

In the terminal

lsb_release -a


lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:    Linuxmint
Description:    Linux Mint 21
Release:    21
Codename:    vanessa

Update package manager repository information

sudo apt update

This command refreshes the data about available packages and their versions from the online repositories, ensuring that your system has the most up-to-date information about software packages that can be installed or upgraded.

So, saying that it updates the package manager repository is an accurate description.

Install wget

sudo apt -y install wget

wget is a free GNU command-line utility tool used to download files from the internet. It supports HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols.

wget has been designed for robustness over slow or unstable network connections; if a download fails due to a network problem, it will keep retrying until the whole file has been retrieved.

It is capable of downloading multiple files, resuming downloads and even mirroring a remote site.

Download the .deb package


.deb is the format, as well as extension of the software package format for the Debian Linux distribution and its derivatives.

So, deb is an abbreviation for Debian package, as opposed to source package.


sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

dpkg stands for "Debian Package." It is a package management system used on Debian-based Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and Debian itself.

dpkg is responsible for the installation, configuration, and removal of software packages on your Linux system.

Solve possible dependencies

sudo apt install -f

The sudo apt install -f command is used to fix and resolve package dependency issues on a Debian-based Linux system, such as Ubuntu or Linux Mint.

The -f parameter (or --fix-brokentells apt to attempt to fix any broken dependencies in the currently installed packages.

It tries to find and install any missing dependencies for packages that are marked as broken or have unresolved dependencies. It removes or purges packages that are in an inconsistent or broken state if necessary. It resolves conflicts and issues that prevent packages from being configured properly.

Running sudo apt install -f is a common step to take when you encounter errors related to package dependencies, installation, or configuration. It can help ensure that your system's package database is in a consistent and working state.

This command can be particularly useful after installing or upgrading packages manually using dpkg, as it helps to resolve any issues that may arise due to missing or broken dependencies.

Check installation

Location of the executable file

which google-chrome



The which command in Linux is used to determine the location of an executable file associated with a given command or program.

When you run which followed by a command or program name, it tells you the full path to the executable file that would be executed if you were to run that command in the current environment.


google-chrome --version


Google Chrome 117.0.5938.62

The --version option is a common command-line option used in many Unix-like and Linux programs to display information about the version of the software.

When you run a command followed by --version, the program typically responds by printing its version information to the terminal.




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