Fix: Internal Error in Ubuntu 11.10 Software Center when installing Google Chrome

[box]Platform: Ubuntu  Difficulty Level: normal   Time: 5min[/box]

There is a known bug, which displays Internal Error, when installing Google Chrome on Ubuntu 11.10 – Apparently this bug was fixed, I was able to install Chrome with and without encountering this bug. As I installed the Ubuntu 11.10 at least five times in the last couple of days using WUBI.

Bug Description:

Double-clicking the latest version of Google’s Chrome .deb file (x64) results in Software Center (eventually) loading and displaying the following:

Internal Error
The file “/home/…/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb” could not be opened.


Fix is quite easy, simply run below commands from the terminal. (You can launch terminal by pressing CTRL+ALT+T)

 sudo dpkg -i googlechromeamd64.deb

(replace googlechromeamd64.deb with whatever version of Google chrome you downloaded) and make sure you are in the directory where you downloaded Chrome deb file, most likely it would be your downloads folder. Since you have to run this command as an admin, you would need to enter your password for your account too before it proceeds.

next run this command in the same folder

 sudo apt-get -f install 

This would fix the dependencies that Google Chrome requires. Hope this fixes the bug for you, as it did work for me.

Edit: The OS Updates after installing the Ubuntu 11.10 also fixed this bug. If you are going to run a Fresh Install of Ubuntu 11.10 I’d recommend first run the Software Updates before installing any other App.


Hello my name is Imran Jafri, I am the Editor and founder of Maboot Mag. I am extremely passionate about Web design, UX and GUI. I love to play with PHP, javascript and Wordpress. Of course I am a MAC and using Ubuntu as my secondary OS. That's all.

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