Friday, November 27, 2009

Google Chrome released for Linux [Unstable]

The Google Chrome Browser is finally out for the Linux distributions.Presently Google have marked it as unstable.
Process of installing chrome on the Fedora 11 box went as below :

1. As root, added a file called google.repo in /etc/yum.repos.d/ for a new repository information.

[google]
name=Google - i386
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/i386
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

2. Searched for chrome in the available repositories.
[root@mybox yum.repos.d]# yum search chrome
Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit
=========================================================================== Matched: chrome ===========================================================================
links.i586 : Web browser running in both graphics and text mode
bleachbit.noarch : Remove unnecessary files, free space, and maintain privacy
google-chrome-unstable.i386 : Google Chrome
qfaxreader.i586 : A multipage monochrome/color TIFF/FAX viewer
wordpress-mu-plugin-add-to-any.noarch : Add to Any: Share/Bookmark/Email Button plugin for WordPress MU
wordpress-plugin-add-to-any.noarch : Add to Any: Share/Bookmark/Email Button plugin for WordPress
xloadimage.i586 : Image viewer and processor
xorg-x11-drv-openchrome.i586 : Xorg X11 openchrome video driver
xorg-x11-drv-openchrome-devel.i586 : Xorg X11 openchrome video driver XvMC development package

3. Queried about the available package of Google Chrome.
[root@mybox yum.repos.d]# yum info google-chrome-unstable.i386
Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit
Available Packages
Name : google-chrome-unstable
Arch : i386
Version : 4.0.249.11
Release : 32790
Size : 18 M
Repo : google
Summary : Google Chrome
URL : http://chrome.google.com/
License : Multiple, see http://chrome.google.com/
Description: The web browser from Google
:
: Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

4. Finally fired the command for installation.
[root@mybox yum.repos.d]# yum install google-chrome-unstable.i386

5. Located the Google Chrome in the Applications > Internet > Google Chrome


6. And it was running.

Configuration for other distributions can be found at Google Application Repositories for Linux based OS

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