How To Install Google Chrome On Rocky Linux 8

In this short article we will learn how to install Google Chrome on Rocky Linux 8.

Introduction

Google Chrome, often simply referred to as Chrome, is a web browser developed by Google. It has become one of the most popular and widely used web browsers globally, thanks to its speed, simplicity, and extensive feature set. In this article, we’ll explore the key aspects of Google Chrome, its features, and why it has become the browser of choice for many users.

Key Features of Google Chrome

  • Speed: Chrome is known for its exceptional speed in loading web pages. It uses a powerful JavaScript engine that helps web applications run smoothly.
  • Minimalistic Interface: Chrome features a clean and straightforward user interface that puts the focus on web content. The address bar, known as the Omnibox, also serves as a search bar.
  • Tab Management: Chrome introduced the concept of tabs, allowing users to open multiple web pages in a single window. You can also group tabs into tab groups for better organization.
  • Extensions: The Chrome Web Store offers a vast library of extensions and add-ons that enhance the browser’s functionality. You can customize Chrome to suit your needs.
  • Sync Across Devices: Chrome allows users to sync their bookmarks, history, passwords, and settings across multiple devices, including smartphones and tablets.
    Incognito Mode: This private browsing mode doesn’t save your browsing history, cookies, or site data. It’s useful for private and secure browsing sessions.
  • Built-in PDF Viewer: Chrome includes a PDF viewer, eliminating the need for external PDF reader plugins.
    Security: Google constantly updates Chrome to protect users from security vulnerabilities. It also includes a sandboxed environment for added security.
  • Automatic Updates: Chrome automatically updates itself in the background, ensuring that users are always on the latest and most secure version.
    Developer Tools: Chrome offers robust developer tools for web developers and designers to inspect, debug, and test web pages and applications.

How To Install Google Chrome On Rocky Linux 8

To install Google Chrome on Rocky Linux 8 operating system is a simpel tasks, here is the steps :

1. Update System package
2. Download And Install Google Chrome
3. Use Chrome

1. Update System Package Repository

Before installing new package or software on the Linux operating system, it is recommended to update its repository database. For this purpose we will submit following command line :

$ sudo dnf update

2. Download And Install Google Chrome

Google Chrome comes as default repository on Rocky Linux OS, but for the newest version we will have to install it from the source. For this purpose we will download it and installing it with submitting the following command lines :

$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
$ sudo dnf install ./google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

Output :

[ramansah@bckinfo ~]$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
--2023-09-06 21:12:10-- https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
Resolving dl.google.com (dl.google.com)... 64.233.170.136, 64.233.170.190, 64.233.170.93, ...
Connecting to dl.google.com (dl.google.com)|64.233.170.136|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 101728764 (97M) [application/x-rpm]
Saving to: ‘google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm’

google-chrome-stable_curre 100%[======================================>] 97.02M 2.18MB/s in 50s

2023-09-06 21:13:01 (1.94 MB/s) - ‘google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm’ saved [101728764/101728764]

After downloading the last stable version of Google Chrome, then we will install it.

[ramansah@bckinfo ~]$ sudo dnf install ./google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
Last metadata expiration check: 0:04:09 ago on Wed 06 Sep 2023 09:10:51 PM WIB.
Dependencies resolved.
==========================================================================================================
Package Architecture Version Repository Size
==========================================================================================================
Installing:
google-chrome-stable x86_64 116.0.5845.179-1 @commandline 97 M
Installing dependencies:
liberation-fonts noarch 1:2.00.3-7.el8 baseos 19 k
liberation-serif-fonts noarch 1:2.00.3-7.el8 baseos 608 k

Transaction Summary
==========================================================================================================
Install 3 Packages

Total size: 98 M
Total download size: 626 k
Installed size: 314 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/2): liberation-fonts-2.00.3-7.el8.noarch.rpm 62 kB/s | 19 kB 00:00 
(2/2): liberation-serif-fonts-2.00.3-7.el8.noarch.rpm 892 kB/s | 608 kB 00:00 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 349 kB/s | 626 kB 00:01 
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
Preparing : 1/1 
Installing : liberation-serif-fonts-1:2.00.3-7.el8.noarch 1/3 
Installing : liberation-fonts-1:2.00.3-7.el8.noarch 2/3 
Running scriptlet: google-chrome-stable-116.0.5845.179-1.x86_64 3/3 
Installing : google-chrome-stable-116.0.5845.179-1.x86_64 3/3 
Running scriptlet: google-chrome-stable-116.0.5845.179-1.x86_64 3/3 
error: can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/.rpm.lock (Resource temporarily unavailable)
error: /tmp/google.sig.fT98lZ: key 1 import failed.
error: can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/.rpm.lock (Resource temporarily unavailable)
error: /tmp/google.sig.fT98lZ: key 2 import failed.

Verifying : liberation-fonts-1:2.00.3-7.el8.noarch 1/3 
Verifying : liberation-serif-fonts-1:2.00.3-7.el8.noarch 2/3 
Verifying : google-chrome-stable-116.0.5845.179-1.x86_64 3/3 
Installed products updated.

Installed:
google-chrome-stable-116.0.5845.179-1.x86_64 liberation-fonts-1:2.00.3-7.el8.noarch 
liberation-serif-fonts-1:2.00.3-7.el8.noarch

Complete!

Then we will verify it bu submitting command line :

$ google-chrome --version

Output :

[ramansah@bckinfo ~]$ google-chrome --version
Google Chrome 116.0.5845.179

3. Using Google Chrome

It is a simple task to use Google Chrome web browser on Rocky Linux OS. We just submit the following command :

$ google-chrome

Or we also can browse the application from the GUI.

How to install Chrome on Rocky Linux

Conclusion

Google Chrome has revolutionized web browsing with its speed, simplicity, and extensive features. It has earned its place as the browser of choice for millions of users, whether for casual web surfing or professional web development. With its robust ecosystem, security measures, and constant updates, Chrome continues to shape the way we experience the web.

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