Ubuntu: Can't update Google Chrome in Iran



Question:

Google lets users in Iran to download chrome deb from google.com/chrome, however the repo dl.google.com/linux is inaccessible!

So running apt-get update and upgrade results in a lot of error messages.

Is there an alternate repo for Chrome?


Solution:1

Using Tor and torify

sudo apt-add-repository universe  sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get install tor  sudo apt-get install torsocks  

If tor and torsocks is also not available, run (for Ubuntu Trusty)

wget https://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/t/tor/tor_0.2.4.27-1build0.14.04.‌​1_amd64.deb  wget https://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/t/torsocks/torsocks_1.3-3_amd64.d‌​eb  sudo dpkg -i tor*.deb  

After that use torify

sudo torify apt-get update  sudo torify apt-get install google-chrome-stable  


Solution:2

I managed to do it using tsocks and shadowsocks:

sudo apt-get install tsocks  sudo tsocks apt-get update  sudo tsocks apt-get upgrade  

Anyway this is still slow and annoying. I wish Canonical could work with Google to unblock the repo, or host chrome debs somewhere else.


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