[CentOS] Google Chrome

Thu Nov 21 13:27:50 UTC 2013
SilverTip257 <silvertip257 at gmail.com>

On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 1:24 AM, Michael B Allen <ioplex at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have been using CentOS on my laptop for a few days now and it works
> great! Great work-around for the Fedora GNOME 3 debacle.
> But I'm starting to miss Google Chrome pretty seriously. Firefox is
> just not what it once was. It's slow. Spell check is weak. Sometimes
> it straight up fails to display pages after going "back". There are
> numerous details like this that just make FF almost intolerable. And
> based on current browser usage statistics I don't think I'm the only
> one who sees the difference which means the problem is only going to
> get worse.
> Unfortunately Chrome is not available for CentOS 6.4:
> Error: Package: google-chrome-stable-31.0.1650.57-1.x86_64 (google-chrome)
>            Requires: libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.15)(64bit)
> This page [
> http://www.muktware.com/2013/02/google-says-red-hat-enterprise-linux-6-is-obsolete-updated/3970
> ]
> claims:
> "Chrome, the browser in question here, is based on the open source
> project Chromium. Chromium developers seems to prefer the new C++11
> for the obvious security reasons and ease of maintenance but it also
> means adopting a new toolchain and upgrading to GCC 4.6. This makes it
> hard to support those operating systems that ship with older C++
> standard libraries. RHEL 6, among many others, is one such operating
> system."
> What is the safest path out of this problem?

If the Chromium builds that Johnny packaged still work, those are what
you'll want to use.
There may be a more recent source than is detailed here however:


> I am not particularly excited about running a package from a small
> third party. Particularly a browser.
> Is this situation really that bad?
> Mike
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