Ubuntu – Installation of Google Chrome fails in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


I installed the recently introduced Ubuntu 16.04 LTS version directly in my machine and tried installing Google Chrome web browser via Ubuntu Software Installer. I constantly receive the an installation failure message when attempting this.

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It has to be noted that Google Chrome worked fine in another PC in which I upgraded the Ubuntu version from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS.

What could be the cause for this issue?

Best Answer

Let me guess the error: Chrome depends on libappindicator1.

I ALWAYS get that when installing Chrome. Good news is the fix is simple:

sudo apt-get install libappindicator1