Google Chrome on Ubuntu - not yet auspicious

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Just for fun, since I use Google Chrome as my main browser on my Windows desktop now, I decided to try the very first public Dev release of Google Chrome for Linux. It’s interesting that they’ve only released the package for Ubuntu and Debian – apparently Google believes, as I do, that the other distributions are on the wane.

Unfortunately, so far it’s not going so well. I downloaded the .deb file fine, but on attempting to install…

bryanf@ronin2:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-unstable_current_i386.deb
(Reading database ... 165673 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking google-chrome-unstable (from google-chrome-unstable_current_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing google-chrome-unstable_current_i386.deb (--install):
 corrupted filesystem tarfile - corrupted package archive
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:

I’ll try the next build…

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