[CentOS] Google Chrome and CentOS 6?

Mon Apr 18 12:37:44 UTC 2016
Peter <peter at pajamian.dhs.org>

> On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 2:18 AM, Sorin Srbu <Sorin.Srbu at orgfarm.uu.se>
>> Just recently I started getting the dreaded message about my CentOS 6.7
>> x64-installation wasn't going to be supported anymore by Google Chrome.
>> "This computer will soon stop receiving Google Chrome updates because this
>> Linux system will no longer be supported."

I wouldn't worry too much about this until it actually happens.  It
pretty much means that Google is not willing to support running Chrome
on CentOS, but then they never did to begin with anyways, it just so
happens that the statically-built RPM for Fedora runs on CentOS 7
without issue.  It's a scary and pretty much meaningless message.

Eventually Chrome will likely require some newer version of a library
than is available on CentOS 7, this happened in 6 a few years ago, and
when that happens hopefully someone can work on a solution to fix it
(possibly back-porting the newer version of said library).

>> Following the suggestion about installing Chromium instead worked, but it
>> seems to be stuck at an ancient version of the browser.

Right, Johnny Hughes (I think) used to build it, but IIRC he had to stop
for reasons that you can find by searching this mailing list.

Note that I'm personally not interested in getting chrome to work for
CentOS 6, but I have a vested interest in keeping it working in 7, so
when the time comes I'll very likely find a solution myself and share it.