[CentOS] No more support for chrome/chromium on rhel6

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Sat Jun 8 03:27:46 UTC 2013


On 05/02/2013 10:50 PM, Robert Arkiletian wrote:
> Johnny,
>
> there is someone here
>
> https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=227320
>
> who is willing and able to help.
>
> On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 3:48 PM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
>> On 04/15/2013 01:26 AM, Robert Arkiletian wrote:
>>> Is there any chance CentOS might add Chromium to extras repo? See below.
>>>
>>> Post from Hirakendu:
>>> https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/chromium-discuss/I_ZFDJqdiyA
>>>
>>> -----------
>>> "I have put up some scripts for building current Chromium versions (26
>>> and 27) on EL 6 at
>>>
>>> https://github.com/hirakendu/chromium_el_builder
>>>
>>> . See the readme for details. Due to the large file size, the current
>>> RPM chromium-26.0.1410.63-192696.x86_64.rpm, built on CentOS 6.4, can
>>> be obtained by downloading the project archive.Please note that this
>>> is only for the time being and I do not intend to actively maintain
>>> it, but I hope it may help others. A couple of patches may be merged
>>> as well.
>>>
>>> Aside, thanks to Paweł for maintaining the excellent chromium ebuilds
>>> for Gentoo Linux (which I have been happily using for several years)
>>> that helped clarify some of the build steps, in addition to the
>>> official build instructions at chromium.org."
>> I will be glad to build it, *IF* I can reproduce what the script does
>> inside an SRPM (looks like I should be able to).  One of our rules is an
>> SRPM for everything we release.
>>
>> The problem is, if he is not going to support it later, his gcc patches
>> may not keep working on newer code and we only gain a couple of builds
>> and run out of support.
>>
>> Since I personally use chrome as my browser (and obviously CentOS-6.4 as
>> my OS :D) ... and want to continue to do so ... I will look at this soon.


OK guys,

Here is the test version of Chromium  version 28 for CentOS-6 (the
current beta release).

http://people.centos.org/hughesjr/chromium/6/

You can copy the repo file from there into /etc/yum.repo.d/ and then
issue the command:

yum install chromium

The package is signed by the CentOS-6-Testing key.

Here is the git repo where the build script (source) and instructions
are located:

https://github.com/hughesjr/chromium_el_builder

If you already have chrome installed, you will want to remove it and
remove the yum repo for chrome as it will get no more updates.

We can not distribute the pepperflash or libpdf viewer from Google
Chrome due to licensing restrictions, but you can download these two
scripts from the github repo and run them either as root or as a user
with sudo access to install those two libraries:

chrome_libpdf_copy.sh:
https://raw.github.com/hughesjr/chromium_el_builder/master/chrome_libpdf_copy.sh

chrome_pepperflash_copy.sh:
https://raw.github.com/hughesjr/chromium_el_builder/master/chrome_pepperflash_copy.sh

Lets get this tested and vetted and we can maybe move it to CentOS
Extras when Chome is upgraded to the 28 version in production.

Thanks,
Johnny Hughes

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