One of the facts which I had observed about the Google Chrome browser version, which is meant for Linux, was that Google no longer provides a 32-bit version of its binaries. In keeping with this, Google has also removed the section in its code repository, which would make a 32-bit version available. Hence, I can only be subscribing to the 64-bit upgrades. Yet, my Linux computer ‘Phoenix’ has its package manager set up, to query a repository for both the 64-bit and the 32-bit versions of any package by default, and then to download and install the packages which are relevant.
In this earlier posting, I observed how this can lead to an error message when running ‘
apt-get update‘. What I had done, was to make minor configuration changes like so, which I had needed to re-apply, after every upgrade to Chrome.
Well Google has caught up with the scenario which I was describing. As of their latest upgrade, their own ‘
cron.daily‘ symlink will properly put the following source into ‘
deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
You may note, that the script from Google now includes the ‘
[arch=amd64]‘ parameter, which means that I won’t have to make any manual adjustments to this configuration detail of my machine, every time the Chrome browser receives an upgrade.
Thank you, Google!