[CentOS] Google Chrome and CentOS 6?

Mon Apr 18 12:55:12 UTC 2016
Phelps, Matthew <mphelps at cfa.harvard.edu>

On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 8:48 AM, Scott Robbins <scottro11 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 12:37:44AM +1200, Peter wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> I think Richard Lloyd had (has?) versions that work, but are usually a bit
> old.

This is just a script that pulls some libraries from a Fedora repo.
Unfortunately that approach won't hold muster with security auditors .

At present, CentOS-7 works with the rpm for Fedora on Google's site. I
> don't think RedHat had their own official rpm for either RHEL-6 or 7, did
> (do) they?
They do, in their Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Supplementary repository.


> I eventually updated to CentOS-7 on my main home machine, so I haven't kept
> up.

We have over 150 workstations still on CO 6.7 while we are stuck dealing
with all the changes to our environment necessary to code and test because
of systemd in CO 7.

Matt Phelps
System Administrator, Computation Facility
Harvard - Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
mphelps at cfa.harvard.edu, http://www.cfa.harvard.edu