Ubuntu – “google-chrome-stable depends on libstdc++6 (>= 4.8.0); however: Version of libstdc++6 on system is 4.6.3-1ubuntu5.”

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I am trying to install google-chrome-stable on a fresh ubuntu 12.04 installation. I run the following commands

wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome*.deb

I get the following errors

dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-stable:
 google-chrome-stable depends on libstdc++6 (>= 4.8.0); however:
Version of libstdc++6 on system is 4.6.3-1ubuntu5.
 google-chrome-stable depends on lsb-base (>= 4.1); however:
Version of lsb-base on system is 4.0-0ubuntu20.3.
dpkg: error processing google-chrome-stable (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
Errors were encountered while processing:

When I run sudo apt-get install -f I just have google-chrome-stable removed:

The following packages will be REMOVED

If I look for the required versions, e.g. I try sudo apt-get install libstdc++6=4.8.0 I cannot find the version:

E: Version ‘4.8.0’ for ‘libstdc++6’ was not found

How do I fix that?

I know there is no longer support for 32bit version of Ubuntu 12.04. I am running 64bit Ubuntu version.

Best Answer

You are receiving these errors because Google has ended the support for Ubuntu 12.04.

Google: We will end support for Google Chrome on 32-bit Linux, Ubuntu Precise (12.04).

You alternatively can install the chromium-browser on which Google Chrome is built on.

You also can install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS or Ubuntu 15.10 - both are supported - to use Chrome.

But I suggest that you wait until April, 21st when the new Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will be released.

You should consider that Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has only one year of official security support left.

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