Jul 262007

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Google's Linux software repositories make it easier to download and stay up-to-date with current releases of Google Linux applications. Please choose one of the guides below to help configure your system to use these repositories.

First you need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list file

#vi /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following line

# Google software repository

deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free

Save and exit the file

you must download the key and then use apt to install it and refresh your package indexes.

Run these commands as root:

#wget -q -O -- https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | apt-key add -

Now you need to update the source list using the following command

#apt-get update

Install google applications now you can see the following command to install google picasa

#apt-get install picasa

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  9 Responses to “Use Google Linux repositories in Debian”

  1. Seems not to work or not more to work!
    sudo wget -q -O – https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | apt-key add -
    gpg: no writable keyring found: eof
    gpg: error reading `-’: general error
    gpg: import from `-’ failed: general error
    :~$ wget -q -O – https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | apt-key add
    gpg: can’t open `’: No such file or directory

  2. Yep, same issue here.

  3. Go to https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub and download or copy to your computer and after import.

    If the English is not good don’t worry i am Portuguese, but i hope you understand. ;)

  4. you have to add the sudo prefix to the post-pipe command.
    That is, do:
    wget -q -O – https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -

    please let me know if it works… :)

  5. hronir> Indeed, that worked. Thanks

  6. Confirmed, the instructions from Hronir work perfectly. Somebody please update the article. Blessings!

  7. @Hronir it works. thanks

  8. Run these commands as root:

    It works if you use su to become root.

  9. I think the repository service from google is discontinued at this moment.

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