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Fedora, Linux and Stuff :: Chrome 28 and newer for CentOS 6

Chrome 28 and newer for CentOS 6

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 ~ 10:01 pm by Mauriat Miranda

Officially Google no longer support Chrome for CentOS 6 (ref). The recommendation (for now) is to either switch to Firefox or Chromium. I decided to go with the second option.

Obtain the YUM repository settings here: chromium-el6 repo.

First uninstall Google Chrome

# sudo yum remove google-chrome

To install:

# sudo wget http://people.centos.org/hughesjr/chromium/6/chromium-el6.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/chromium-el6.repo
# sudo yum install chromium

Do not launch Chromium immediately, if you want your Chrome settings to transfer over do the following:

# mv ~/.config/google-chrome ~/.config/chromium

(Alternatively you can copy cp -a or link ln -s)

If you want the Google Chrome PDF and/or Flash plugins (I did), then the extra step(s) are required:

# cd /tmp
# wget https://raw.github.com/hughesjr/chromium_el_builder/master/chrome_libpdf_copy.sh
# sh chrome_libpdf_copy.sh
# cd /tmp
# wget https://raw.github.com/hughesjr/chromium_el_builder/master/chrome_pepperflash_copy.sh
# sh chrome_pepperflash_copy.sh

I am not happy with Google’s lack of support but I have become dependent on Chrome sync across all my computers and devices. I hope that Google changes/updates their process or that RHEL7 releases soon.

Reference: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2013-June/135238.html

One Response to “Chrome 28 and newer for CentOS 6”

  1. Richard Lloyd Says:

    You could also try a script I’ve made available here:

    http://chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk/

    Downloads Chrome and Fedora 15 libraries to produce a working Chrome 28+ on CentOS 6.4.

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