Google Chrome Fails To Install Ubuntu 12.04
Posted on December 20, 2013
Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as a dual boot system for a friend to test it out Linux. Of course it will need Chrome, so after all the updates etc, I downloaded Google Chrome and tried to install it. It gets to just about the end and fails. The error given is:
dpkg - i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb fails with the error dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-stable:i386: google-chrome-stable:i386 depends on xdg-utils
The solution given is to rebuild the package and try again.That did not work and failed. I downloaded Chrome again just to make sure there was not some issue with the download. Same error same issue. Then I realized I downloaded the 32-bit version of Chrome, but I was running the 64-bit version of Ubuntu. To check which version of Linux you are running open a terminal window and type in the following command:
For the 64-bit version the result will be x86_64 and for the 32-bit the result will be i686.
I downloaded the 64 bit version of Chrome for Ubuntu and is sailed right on without a problem.
Hopes this helped you out. If this did not work for you please leave a comment if you have found another solution.