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According to Google, the chrome browser is a web browser built for speed, simplicity, and security. Note that this package has little to do with chromium as this is a pre-compiled package by Google, instead of a package that a user can compile locally from the open-source project.
Google Chrome is not installed as a default application in Slackware but it is provided instead as an installation-ready application through a Slackbuild, created by Patrick Volkerding that is available in the extra folder of the Slackware folder tree. At the time of this writing, the Google Chrome Slackbuild is available in the extra directory of Slackware13.37, and 14.
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In the Slackware directory tree, the google-chrome folder inside the extra directory contains a README file that provides simple instructions to follow for this installation. Using a Slackware mirror, the Google Chrome Slackbuild folder can be easily downloaded online.
The following simple steps illustrate the installation of a Stable release of Google Chrome in Slackware 14:
1. Visit the official Google Chrome download page.
2. Click the download button, and select either:
- Or 64 bit .deb (for Debian/Ubuntu).
3. Select a download package that is appropriate for your architecture:
- 32 bit .deb (for Debian/Ubuntu) for a 32-bit version of Slackware.
- 64 bit .deb (for Debian/Ubuntu) for a 64-bit version of Slackware.
4. Read and accept the license terms.
5. Download the .deb package.
6. Copy the extra/google-chrome Slackbuild folder into a temporary location (/tmp for example).
7. Move or copy the downloaded .deb package (google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb or google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb) package in the same folder (/tmp/google-chrome).
8. In a terminal log in as root:
9. Change into the temporary directory:
10. Edit the Slackbuild-
The .deb packages no longer use lzma compression so you must change the line that says:
11. Make the Slackbuild executable:
12. Run google-chrome.SlackBuild script as root:
13. At completion of the SlackBuild execution, a message similar to the following one will appear:
14. Install the newly created package as root. It will be located in the /tmp directory:Note that OLD VERSIONS of Google Chrome requires the PAM library libpam.so.0. A google-chrome-pam-solibs package is available in the same folder (extra/google-chrome) as the Google Chrome Slackbuilds. Installing the google-chrome-pam-solibs package allow newer versions of Chrome to run without having to actually switch the system to using PAM. To install the google-chrome-pam-solibs package, run the following code as root within the downloaded or copied Google Chrome Slackbuild directory (/tmp/google-chrome) :
If you need real PAM (to compile Chromium for example), you can find it in extra/source/pam/ from the Slackware directory tree.
Beta and Unstable Google Chrome Release Installation on Slackware 14.1 & 14
Installing Beta or Unstable release of Google chrome follows the same steps as installing the Stable release installation with minor tweaks:
- Download a Beta or Unstable release of Google Chrome.
- In step 10, execute the Slackbuild script as follow:
for an Unstable release.
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This article demonstrates several ways of installing Chromium browser in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions.
Chromium is an open-source browser project that sits at the foundation of Google Chrome. It is maintained by The Chromium Projects, along with Chromium OS.
You can install Google Chrome in Ubuntu easily but if you want to use the open source version of Chrome (i.e. Chromium), then you are at the right place.
In this article, I’ll be covering information about Chromium, how you can install Chromium in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions, as well as how to install the Beta and Dev versions of Chromium.
Installing Chromium in Ubuntu
There are various ways you can install Chromium on your Linux machine.
If you are okay with using commands, you can simply type this in the terminal:
If you are not comfortable with terminal, don’t worry. In Ubuntu (as well as in other distributions), you can find Chromium in the Software Center. Open up Software Center and search for Chromium:
Click on the entry and then on Install:
You can now open Chromium by searching for it in the Applications menu:
or by opening up a terminal and typing in:
You can uninstall the app in Ubuntu the same way you installed it (from the Software Center).
However, you may not get the latest version through the software center, if you want that, you can follow any of the methods below.
You can use install the snap version of Chromium on any distribution using:
You can uninstall this version with:
If you installed Chromium using the package manager (or the PPA), you can install/update the non-proprietary media codecs using:
If you want to add the proprietary media codecs:
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Additionally, on Arch, you can install chromium-widevine from the user repositories. This will allow you to stream Netflix in Linux, for example.
Installing Chromium Beta & Dev Channels
Dev and Beta builds of Chromium enable you to access several experimental features that are not available in the stable version. Some enthusiastic users or developers try these unstable channels from time to time.
You can install the beta and dev version of Chromium using an unofficial PPA.
Note: Your install of stable Chromium browser will be overridden by the unstable version.
Install Chromium Beta channel in Ubuntu
Use the following commands to install Chromium Beta:
To remove this (unstable) version, use:
Install Chromium Dev channel in Ubuntu
Enter the following in the terminal to install Chromium Dev:
As before, to remove this unstable version, use:
Install Chromium via Flathub
If you need the latest stable version and you prefer using Flatpak, you can choose to install the Flatpak package.
Chromium is available as a Flatpak package on Flathub but the only problem is — you need to have Flatpak 1.8.2 installed to be able to install Chromium.
You can check your installed version by typing in:
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If you have anything below 1.8.2, you need to upgrade Flatpak installed on your system. You can easily do that using the following commands below:
Note: This will upgrade your Flatpak to the latest pre-release version (proceed at your own risk):
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Once you’re done upgrading, you can simply install Chromium using the command:
In this article, I’ve covered some features of Chromium and the various methods you can install it on Ubuntu and other Linux distributions, even covering Beta and Dev releases.
I also recommend mastering Chromium keyboard shortcuts to use it more efficiently.
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