Installing Google Chrome in Fedora

Recently, Google has released its own chromium build for fedora. You can get it here This will add Google’s repository into your system to keep chrome up to date.

However, if you don’t want to add Google’s repo and want to stick to premium fedora builds, you can follow below method.

Tom ‘spot’, Fedora engineering manager has his own repo, in which he maintains Chrome packages for fedora and are always up to date. Its available for Fedora 10, 11 and 12.

To install chromium in this way, first you need to create a new repo.

Login as root and then
vim /etc/yum.repos.d/chromium.repo

If you are a GUI guy, then
gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/chromium.repo

Add up the following lines into file:
[chromium]
name=Chromium Packages
baseurl=http://spot.fedorapeople.org/chromium/F$releasever/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

That’s it! Now yum it
yum install chromium

If all done for success, your chrome browser is ready to browse. Find chrome in application menu -> internet.

Enjoy Google’s Chrome! Try not to give monoploy to Google 🙂

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