In this quick beginner’s guide, we explain the steps require to install Google Chrome in Arch Linux and Manjaro.
Google Chrome is a popular Web Browser from Google used by millions of users worldwide. It is based on the open-source browser project Chromium. Although there are many Chromium-based browsers out there, like Edge and Vivaldi; still Google Chrome is one of the top used because it’s connected to the Google ecosystem and services.
Installing Google Chrome in Ubuntu and its derivatives is easy, even in Fedora as well. But installing in Arch Linux or similar distributions like Manjaro requires some additional steps.
Install Google Chrome in Arch Linux
There are two ways to install Google Chrome in Arch Linux. The first method we explain here is installing via AUR Helper like Yay. This is the recommended step.
The second method is a direct compilation method.
Method 1: Install via Yay AUR Helper (recommended)
In this method, you need the Yay (AUR helper) to be installed in your system. If it is installed already, you can skip the installation steps. To install Yay, follow the below steps Or refer to this guide. If you are using Manjaro, the yay is probably already installed; hence you can go directly to the yay command.
Open a terminal and start executing the following commands for setting up Yay.
sudo pacman -Syu sudo pacman -S --needed base-devel git cd /opt git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yay.git cd yay sudo chown -R debugpoint:users ./yay [Replace 'debugpoint' with your id and 'users' with group name] cd yay makepkg -si
Now, to install Google Chrome, run the below command.
yay -S google-chrome
Method 2: Install via compilation
In the second method, you need to get the latest Google Chrome from the Git repo and compile it using
makepkg. Here are the steps.
Open a terminal and run the following commands in the sequence mentioned below.
sudo pacman -Syu
sudo pacman -S --needed base-devel git
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/google-chrome.git
sudo chown -R debugpoint:users ./google-chrome
This will compile and install Google Chrome in Arch Linux.
After the installation, you can launch Google Chrome from the application menu of your Arch Linux respective desktop environment.
These two are the most simple way to install in Arch Linux and Manjaro. If you face any problems, you can let me know in the comment box below.