run dockerfile in debian droplet, errored out google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb returned a non-zero code: 100

Hello I have similar issue in this question:Cannot Get Google Chrome (google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb) to download on VM.

I want to use dockerfile to install chrome in droplet directly. It was errored when process chrome installation command.

I tried commands in the linked answer. it doesn’t work as well. do you know have any other suggestions? Is there anything I missed? Is that version issue? How can I change to use an old version?

Besides,if I type google-chrome --version in cmd directly. I can see found google chrome

Google Chrome 120.0.6099.109
Unpacking google-chrome-stable (120.0.6099.109-1) ...
dpkg-deb: error: <decompress> subprocess was killed by signal (Killed)
dpkg: error processing archive /tmp/apt-dpkg-install-mNxaOF/087-google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 cannot copy extracted data for './opt/google/chrome/chrome' to '/opt/google/chrome/chrome.dpkg-new': unexpected end of file or stream
Selecting previously unselected package zutty.
Preparing to unpack .../192-zutty_0.14.0.20230218+dfsg1-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking zutty ( ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
The command '/bin/sh -c apt-get install -y ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb' returned a non-zero code: 100

This is my dockerfile:

# Use an official Python runtime as a parent image
FROM python:3.9-slim

# Set environment variables for Python
# set working directory

# Install system dependencies
RUN apt-get update && apt-get install -y --no-install-recommends \
    unzip \
    wget \
    gnupg2 \
    ca-certificates \
    apt-transport-https \
# Add Google Chrome to the repositories
RUN wget -q -O - | apt-key add - \
    && sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list'

# Install Google Chrome
RUN apt-get update && apt-get install -y google-chrome-stable

#sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
#sudo apt-get -f install -y

RUN google-chrome --version
RUN wget -q --continue -P /chromedriver "" \
     && unzip /chromedriver/chromedriver* -d /usr/local/bin/

# Install Python dependencies
COPY requirements.txt /app/
#RUN apt-get install python3-pip
RUN pip install --upgrade pip
RUN pip install --no-cache-dir -r requirements.txt

# Copy the current directory contents into the container at /app
COPY . /app/



#CMD [ "python3", "-m" , "flask", "run", "--host="]
CMD ["gunicorn"  , "-b", "", "app:app"]

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Bobby Iliev
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December 19, 2023
Accepted Answer

Hi there,

The error message dpkg-deb: error: <decompress> subprocess was killed by signal (Killed) suggests that the process might be getting killed due to insufficient memory or some other system constraint.

Here are a few steps you can try to resolve this issue:

  1. Increase Droplet Resources: If your Droplet has limited resources (RAM), the dpkg process might be getting killed due to out-of-memory issues. Consider resizing your Droplet to a higher configuration with more RAM and retry the installation.

  2. Add a swap file: In order to have some extra memory buffer, consider adding a swap file as described here:

Let me know how it goes!

On a side note, if this still does not work, what you could try is when installing Chrome, try using --no-install-recommends to minimize the number of additional packages that are installed, which can reduce the overall memory footprint during installation.


RUN apt-get update && apt-get install -y google-chrome-stable


RUN apt-get update && apt-get install -y --no-install-recommends google-chrome-stable



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