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Fix for Google Chrome on Linux Lite
« on: March 03, 2016, 11:36:20 PM »
 

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Source - http://www.webupd8.org/2016/03/fix-failed-to-fetch-google-chrome_3.html

We've removed Chrome from the Lite Software 32bit version.

For 32bit Google Chrome:

Open a terminal and do each of these commands one at a time:

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sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable

Install Chromium via Lite Software. Do not keep Chrome installed on 32bit Linux Lite. You are placing your system at risk by taking this chance.

For 64bit Google Chrome:

Open a terminal and do each of these commands one at a time:

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sudo sed -i -e 's/deb http/deb [arch=amd64] http/' "/etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list"
sudo sed -i -e 's/deb http/deb [arch=amd64] http/' "/opt/google/chrome/cron/google-chrome"
 


Re: Fix for Google Chrome on Linux Lite
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2016, 08:07:30 AM »
 

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Was doing a clean install of LL 2.8 64 bit on a friends laptop this morning.

After install you cannot update until sources list is corrected.

Difficult for someone new to Linux  ::)

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Re: Fix for Google Chrome on Linux Lite
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2016, 12:56:51 PM »
 

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I installed last night the 2.8 32 bits and have the same issue when trying to update.. but the source or server it's jamming on doesn't seem to be chrome related though... always something like:

"http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en"  or close to that (don't have it in front of me right now.

If I apply the fix for chrome 32 bits, will this fix it too (best guess)?
 

Re: Fix for Google Chrome on Linux Lite
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2016, 01:55:42 PM »
 

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apply the 32bit fix, try to update, and report if you still get an error.
But you will need to install an alternative browser,
Chrome 32 bit is no longer supported.
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Re: Fix for Google Chrome on Linux Lite
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2016, 04:46:04 PM »
 

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The same problem arose in my two 32-bit Mint MATE installations, so I'm grateful for the discussion here.  I've removed the repositories and uninstalled Chrome.

I've been phasing out Chrome from all my systems anyway, as I have Firefox synced across all of them and also Chrome had been crashing on our desktop when certain situations arose. 

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Re: Fix for Google Chrome on Linux Lite
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2016, 07:38:13 PM »
 

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Was doing a clean install of LL 2.8 64 bit on a friends laptop this morning.

After install you cannot update until sources list is corrected.

Difficult for someone new to Linux  ::)

Jocklad

You can thank Google for this.
 

Re: Fix for Google Chrome on Linux Lite
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2016, 08:50:44 AM »
 

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Fixing the Chrome 32 bit fixed my updates too, Thanks for the info! :)
 

Re: Fix for Google Chrome on Linux Lite
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2016, 07:28:11 AM »
 

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I'm using the 64bit version.  Updated a couple weeks ago with no issues.  Tried updating when I read this and couldn't.  Uninstalled Chrome and typed in those fixes and now it updates.  Too bad as I can't get videos on Amazon Prime to play in Firefox but could in Chrome.
 

Re: Fix for Google Chrome on Linux Lite
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2016, 09:23:58 AM »
 

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Monkeyman,

You didn't need to uninstall your 64-bit version of Chrome.  Instead you could have copied and pasted the two lines associated with the 64-bit Chrome fix, and your updates would have continued.

To get back to a world with Amazon working in a browser, reinstall Chrome via Lite Software.  If you run into the same problem with updates not running afterwards, then copy and paste those two lines.

This is not a Linux Lite issue.  It's a Google issue that is affecting Debian/Ubuntu based Linux distributions.  And it's been going on for a week.
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Re: Fix for Google Chrome on Linux Lite
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2016, 10:32:43 PM »
 

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New Chrome out today, looking at some of the code, it looks like they fixed the repo issue eg.

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# sources.list setting for google-chrome updates.
REPOCONFIG="deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main"
REPOCONFIGREGEX="deb (\[arch=[^]]*\bamd64\b[^]]*\][[:space:]]*)?https?://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main"
 

Re: Fix for Google Chrome on Linux Lite
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2016, 10:44:15 PM »
 

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Re: Fix for Google Chrome on Linux Lite
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2016, 06:52:15 AM »
 

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Monkeyman,

You didn't need to uninstall your 64-bit version of Chrome.  Instead you could have copied and pasted the two lines associated with the 64-bit Chrome fix, and your updates would have continued.

To get back to a world with Amazon working in a browser, reinstall Chrome via Lite Software.  If you run into the same problem with updates not running afterwards, then copy and paste those two lines.

This is not a Linux Lite issue.  It's a Google issue that is affecting Debian/Ubuntu based Linux distributions.  And it's been going on for a week.

I guess I misunderstood.  I c/p'ed both of those lines of code then uninstalled Chrome.  I'll either reinstall Chrome or see what the the code below does.  Thanks.

New Chrome out today, looking at some of the code, it looks like they fixed the repo issue eg.

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# sources.list setting for google-chrome updates.
REPOCONFIG="deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main"
REPOCONFIGREGEX="deb (\[arch=[^]]*\bamd64\b[^]]*\][[:space:]]*)?https?://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main"

If I c/p that code, will it reinstall Chrome or do I need to install Chrome THEN run that code?  Or reinstall Chrome and disregard that code?
 

Re: Fix for Google Chrome on Linux Lite
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2016, 07:01:12 AM »
 

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...reinstall Chrome via Lite Software.

When I try to install Chrome via Lite Software, I get this error: "Error  Unable to locate package google-chrome-stable".  I can run updates just fine.  What am I missing?
 

Re: Fix for Google Chrome on Linux Lite
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2016, 07:23:32 AM »
 

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Hi,

It maybe just a sequence thing, or maybe Lite Software now needs an update because of Google fix Jerry noted.??

Try this:
Open a terminal, and run the initial commands again:
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sudo sed -i -e 's/deb http/deb [arch=amd64] http/' "/etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list"
sudo sed -i -e 's/deb http/deb [arch=amd64] http/' "/opt/google/chrome/cron/google-chrome"


Then do:

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sudo apt-get update

Do you see any errors..??, If YES, post here, otherwise: Menu > Favourites > Install Updates

Do you see any errors..??, If YES, post here, otherwise: Menu > System > Lite Software

Then try to install Chrome again, does it now install.??

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Re: Fix for Google Chrome on Linux Lite
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2016, 08:20:29 AM »
 

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Still won't install although: Menu>System>Lite Software shows it installed.  Menu>Internet doesn't show it.

EDIT:  I get the same error message when I try to uninstall Chrome and it continues to show that it's installed.
Last Edit: March 09, 2016, 08:29:19 AM by Monkeyman
 


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