How do I update Chrome browser?

Guys my browser is Chrome on my netbook, distro Peppermint 9. I keep getting prompts from Chrome to update it, and I did click on the prompt tonight and it took me to a page to download a deb file which it says will update the browser without having to re install it.

I now have some folders in my download folders on my netbook ( 3 of them ) and no idea what to do with them.

Anyone know what to do please?


You could try this from Google Chrome Help -

"Get a Chrome update when available

Normally updates happen in the background when you close and reopen your computer’s browser. But if you haven’t closed your browser in a while, you might see a pending update:

On your computer, open Chrome.
At the top right, look at More More.
If an update is pending, the icon will be colored:
    Green: An update was released less than 2 days ago.
    Orange: An update was released about 4 days ago.
    Red: An update was released at least a week ago.

To update Google Chrome:

On your computer, open Chrome.
At the top right, click More More.
Click Update Google Chrome.
    [b]Important: If you can't find this button, you're on the latest version.[/b]
Click Relaunch.

The browser saves your opened tabs and windows and reopens them automatically when it restarts. Your Incognito windows won’t reopen when Chrome restarts. If you’d prefer not to restart right away, click Not now. The next time you restart your browser, the update will be applied".

And this from me -

Alternatively, open Synaptic Package Manager, search ‘Chrome’, click on the highlighted entry ‘chromium-browser’, click ‘Mark for Reinstallation’ and follow the prompts. Start chrome and you should have the latest version available to your distro. :wink:

  • I rarely use Chrome so don’t know if the update warning is genuinely from Chrome or not so, me being me, I’d err on the side of caution and try the above methods first before installing .deb’s from (possibly) unknown sources.


To get chrome and keep it up-to-date with the rest of your system, you could try this;

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'
sudo apt update
sudo apt install google-chrome-stable

After this Google Chrome should be included whenever you do a system update, either via the GUI or via “apt update && apt upgrade”

What this does;

  1. Add the Google public key to your machine so your machine will validate software from this source
  2. Add Google as a valid download location
  3. Bring in all possible updates from all sources (including new ones, i.e. Google)
  4. Install new software (i.e. Chrome) from available sources (that now include Google)

matildaw@ASUS-X102BA ~ $ wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -
[sudo] password for matildaw:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for matildaw:
matildaw@ASUS-X102BA ~ $

Did that work Mad Penguin?

Rich- the message was coming from Chrome, but I could not see any more on my Chrome applications. I think that applies to Windows.

When I was getting this message I did not have any pending updates coming from Linux.

This morning I have ( on that shield icon at the bottom of my netbook ) so I have clicked on it to update. I did see Chrome included in it. Let’s hope that updates it!