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

Sat Jun 8 04:25:47 UTC 2013
Rob Kampen <rkampen at kampensonline.com>

On 06/08/2013 03:27 PM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> 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 Pawe? 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
Thanks Johnny - all the instructions work as advertised - appreciated. I 
will use this as my browser for the next while and report any issues.
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