Google Chrome won't install from .deb - missing package

Bug #1571904 reported by NoOne on 2016-04-19
This bug affects 8 people
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Ubuntu GNOME
gnome-software (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When trying to install Google Chrome from the GNOME Software Center, you can't. Nothing happens when clicking Install.

From the Terminal, using : sudo dpkg -i, you get a notification that a package is missing. libno... something. (Sorry, I forgot the exact name.)

Terminal asks you to do : sudo apt-get -f install and it solves the problem.

I also had a problem with another .deb file, DropBox.

So, I'm not sure if it's the case with all or some external deb packages and GNOME Software Center.

Uuntu GNOME 16.04 RC

Tim Lunn (darkxst) on 2016-04-19
Changed in ubuntu-gnome:
milestone: none → xenial
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :


It's usually something like libappindicator1 and libindicator7 missing, that you need to install manually.

However this is not a Gnome bug. It's a Google bug, so please report it to them.

Changed in ubuntu-gnome:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

  Except the google chrome packages do declare the dependencies, its the fact that dpkg and presumably gnome-software don't do any dependency resolution.

The same is true for this hangouts plugin I use in Firefox. It require this deb:

But, it won't install.

Same is true for this deb:

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