[SOLVED] Chromium or Chrome?

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retriever
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[SOLVED] Chromium or Chrome?

Post by retriever » 19. May 2014, 02:07

I did a search with gslapt and couldn't find either of these. I like Midori, but I am burning an ISO for a friend who likes Chrome.

Thanks!
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Re: Chromium or Chrome?

Post by aaditya » 19. May 2014, 04:39

Alien Bob has a package for chromium in his repository:
http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/peopl ... epos/14.1/

Also, there is Slackbuild for google-chrome in /extra directory on the Slackware ISO / mirror:
http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slackware/

(Note- I am new to Salix but use Slackware, so there may be other methods..)

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Re: Chromium or Chrome?

Post by retriever » 19. May 2014, 05:09

Thank you so much for responding. I just wish I knew how to install the package. :cry:

Thank you again.

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Re: Chromium or Chrome?

Post by aaditya » 19. May 2014, 05:53

I currently dont have access to my Salix VM, but does it have the installpkg tool?
You can check with

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which installpkg
or

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ls -l /sbin/installpkg; ls -l /usr/sbin/installpkg
If its available, you can download the Chromium package from Alien Bob's mirror,
for eg, for 64 bit(x86_64), its http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/peopl ... 1alien.txz

And then use installpkg chromium-34.0.1847.137-x86_64-1alien.txz in the directory where you had downloaded this package.

If you want google-chrome, the instructions can be found at: http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slack ... ome/README

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Re: Chromium or Chrome?

Post by aaditya » 19. May 2014, 06:10

After some reading, I think the tool for installing or upgrading packages on Salix is spkg

So you can download the package from Alien Bob's mirror, and then run:

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spkg -i chromium*.txz
in the directory where you had downloaded the package.

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Re: Chromium or Chrome?

Post by mimosa » 19. May 2014, 06:43

installpkg would work but spkg is the tool of choice.

I believe AlienBob's package works well, whereas the SlackBuild failed when I tried it - as well as being a rather long build.

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Re: Chromium or Chrome?

Post by retriever » 19. May 2014, 06:43

Thank you again aaditya. Well I tried and was informed I needed to be root to run the command. I guess I'll look around some more and see if I can figure it out.

Take care, and thanks! :D

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Re: Chromium or Chrome?

Post by aaditya » 19. May 2014, 06:56

To become root, you can try:

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sudo su
or

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sudo su -l
;)

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Re: Chromium or Chrome?

Post by aaditya » 19. May 2014, 07:07

@mimosa, I think the Slackbuild for google-chrome only repackages the .deb file to .txz, so probably shouldnt take a lot of time..
From http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slack ... ome/README
Here's how to install Google Chrome on Slackware.


First, go to the Google Chrome site:

http://www.google.com/chrome

Click the download button, and select either:

< > 32 bit .deb (for Debian/Ubuntu)
OR
< > 64 bit .deb (for Debian/Ubuntu)


Read and accept the license terms, and download the .deb package.


Then, with the google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb or
google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb package in the same directory
as the google-chrome.SlackBuild script, run the script as root to
convert the .deb to a Slackware .txz:

./google-chrome.SlackBuild

This will produce a Slackware compatible .txz package. The exact
version number in the package filename will depend on the version
of Google Chrome found in the .deb package, but it will be something
like: google-chrome-10.0.648.151-x86_64-1.txz

You'll find the output package in the /tmp directory.


Then, install the package (again as root):

cd /tmp
upgradepkg --install-new google-chrome-10.0.648.151-x86_64-1.txz
That being said, I use Firefox and have never tried it. ;)

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Re: Chromium or Chrome?

Post by retriever » 19. May 2014, 07:13

Thank you for all of the help! I really appreciate it.

Retriever :D

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