How to Install Google Chrome 54 on Linux

Google Chrome 54 was released on October 12, 2016.

Notable changes in this release include:

  • Chrome 54 now support custom elements V1 spec allowing developers to create HTML tags and define their API and behavior in JavaScript.
  • BroadcastChannel API now allow one-to-many messaging between windows, tabs, iframes, web workers and service workers.
  • Rewrite YouTube Flash embed to HTML5. defaults to HTML5 back in January 2015, but there are still countless YouTube embeds out there that are using Flash technology. With Chrome 54 rewriting Flash to HTML5, uses will enjoy performance and security improvement when viewing these old YouTube embeds on the Web.
  • Various other developer features and security fixes

How to Install or Upgrade to Google Chrome 54 on Linux

Debian 8, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Linux Mint 18

First, open up a terminal and run the following command to download chrome deb package.


Then, install dependencies.

sudo apt install libappindicator1 libdbusmenu-glib4 libdbusmenu-gtk4 libindicator7 libpango1.0-0 libpangox-1.0-0

Finally, install the chrome deb packages using dpkg tool.

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

You can also use gdebi to automatically handle dependency when installing local deb packages.

sudo apt install gdebi-core

sudo gdebi google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Google Chrome will automatically add a source list file under /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ directory so next time you run the following command

sudo apt update

sudo apt upgrade

Google chrome will be updated when a new version is available in Chrome Linux repository.


Fedora 24

First, fire up a terminal window and execute the following command to download Chrome RPM package.


Then install Chrome 54 with dnf package manager which will automatically install dependencies for you.

sudo dnf install google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

Google Chrome adds a repo file under /etc/yum.repos.d/ when installing on Fedora, so next time you execute the update command

sudo dnf update

Google Chrome will be updated if a new version is available.

Arch Linux, Manjaro, Apricity OS

Arch Linux-based distros can install Google Chrome 54 from AUR repository. First, check out this tutorial on how to configure Yaourt package manager, then run the following command to install Chrome 54 from AUR.

yaourt google-chrome

And follow the on-screen instructions. When asked if you want to edit files, choose No.

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One Response to “How to Install Google Chrome 54 on Linux

  • Chris Rainey
    7 years ago

    Google Chrome fails to install entry in /sources.list.d/ after install / upgrade to 16.10.



    for possible *** WORK-AROUNDS *** till fixed by upstream.

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