Installing Google Chrome on Fedora Core 8

EXPLANATIONS WILL BE UPDATED LATER: or TRY http://macles.blogspot.com/2009/05/google-chrome-chromium-for-linux.html

Hai friends we are going to install Google chrome(chromium) on fedora core 8. Those who had tried to install would have found various dependency problems. Now with the help of the above link i am going to explain the installation procedure .Chromium requires more recent libraries than already installed, and yum cannot update them due to unresolved dependencies. But you can download and extract the required libraries and make Chromium use them, without interfering with the already installed system libraries.

1. First of all become root using su.and enter password when prompted

$su

.2. First step is to create a folder for working

#mkdir -pm 777 /opt/chrome-linux/libs

3. Now navigate to the folder created

#cd /opt/chrome-linux/libs

4. Now download some rpm’s and install it.

#wget ftp://archive.kernel.org/fedora-archive/updates/8/i386.newkey/nspr-4.7.3-1.fc8.i386.rpm\ ftp://archive.kernel.org/fedora-archive/updates/8/i386.newkey/nss-3.12.2.0-1.1.fc8.i386.rpm\ ftp://archive.kernel.org/fedora-archive/updates/8/i386.newkey/nss-tools-3.12.2.0-1.1.fc8.i386.rpm

5. Now install the downloaded packages and remove those rpms from the current directory either by deleting or copying it for later use.We here just delete those files

#rpm -Uh *rpm

#rm -f *rpm

6. Now get some more rpm’s

wget http://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/packages/gcc/4.3.2/7/i386/libstdc++-4.3.2-7.i386.rpm http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/updates/10/i386/pixman-0.12.0-3.fc10.i386.rpm http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/updates/9/i386.newkey/pango-1.20.4-1.fc9.i386.rpm http://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/packages/cairo/1.6.4/1.fc9/i386/cairo-1.6.4-1.fc9.i386.rpm

for i in `ls *rpm`; do rpm2cpio $i | cpio -idv; rm $i; done

7. Now move the new libraries to the root of the installation

#cp usr/lib/* $PWD

#cd /opt/chrome-linux/

#mv libs/* $PWD

8. Now create a custom launcher.

cat << EOF > /opt/chrome-linux/chrome.sh
#!/bin/sh
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/chrome-linux/libs:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
/opt/chrome-linux/chrome-wrapper
EOF

9. Recheck the script whether the item in bold displayed above is there or not

10. Now apply execute permission to the script

#chmod 755 /opt/chrome-linux/libs/chrome.sh

11. Download Chromium and extract it.

wget -N http://build.chromium.org/buildbot/continuous/linux/LATEST/chrome-linux.zip

sudo unzip -o chrome-linux.zip -d /opt
sudo chown -R user /opt/chrome-linux

12. Remember the user shown in bold is the username of the local user

13. Now create a custom launcher in dekstop with

name:Google chrome

location:/opt/chrome-linux/chrome.sh

or

in terminal just excecute

$/opt/chrome-linux/chrome.sh

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2 thoughts on “Installing Google Chrome on Fedora Core 8

    1. Dear Meenakshi,

      You can see that the post is pretty old, and i dont remember the GLIBC version. But for you information it was a fresh RHEL 5.1 installation on which I tried this installation.Now I hope it would be easy enough to find out the GLIBC version.

      Regards,
      Ranjandas

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