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How to update Google Chrome on Linux Mint?

I had a problem with Google Chrome on Linux Mint warning me there is a new version and that I should update. But the usual update methods didn’t work. How did I solve the problem?
This solution should work with any Debian (and Ubuntu as its child) Linux distro – but I haven’t tested it (feedback is welcome).

I had to do it “manually,” using the command prompt (CTRL+ALT+T).

First I removed the existing installation using the command:
It will ask for the admin password. When you are typing the password, the command prompt may not move, as if nothing is happening, but once you hit “Enter,” all’s good – or you get a notification that you’ve entered an incorrect password if you mistype.

apt purge google-chrome-stable

Then I downloaded the latest version “64 bit .deb (For Debian/Ubuntu)” from:

Then I used the command prompt to open the directory where I had downloaded the package. In my case that was “Pictures,” but I suppose most normal people will put that into “Downloads,” so: 🙂

cd Downloads

Then I run the installation using (file name, as it was saved/downloaded, is bolded – in my case I used “chrome.deb”):

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

If you had exited the command prompt, you may be asked to enter the admin password again.

Finally, I confirmed that the Google Chrome repository was added, using:

inxi -r

Which gave this listing:

No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list 
  1: deb [arch=amd64] stable main

...and so on....
Verifying the addition of the Google Chrome repository
Verifying the addition of the Google Chrome repository

That’s it. I’ve updated Google Chrome for my Linux Mint. 🙂

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