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== Chromium web browser ==
 
== Chromium web browser ==
  
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http://ostatic.com/blog/making-projects-easier-to-package-why-chromium-isnt-in-fedora
 
http://ostatic.com/blog/making-projects-easier-to-package-why-chromium-isnt-in-fedora
  
Tom 'spot' Callaway, Manager of the Fedora Engineering team at Red Hat is working with Google to fix the problems in Chromium so that it can be made available in the official repository.  He also maintains his own packages of Chromium at
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Tom 'spot' Callaway, Manager of the Fedora Engineering team at Red Hat is [http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=28287 working with Google] to fix the problems in Chromium so that it can be made available in the official repository.  He also maintains his own test packages of Chromium
  
http://fedorapeople.org/~spot/chromium/
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=== Important/Security ===
  
To use this repo, create a chromium.repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d as root user with the following content
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'''PLEASE READ THIS INFO''': Before using these TESTING repositories you must know that they are there just for testing, and most of the time not updated regularly, so versions of Chromium browser can be outdated and with multiple known '''vulnerabilities''' (which are fixed in newer versions), and they are not meant for everyday use.  
  
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I see a lot of people point to this page and/or repository as an answer to ''"How to install chromium on fedora?"'', and probably most people don't read the whole page and part about unofficial testing packages.
  
[chromium]
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Also there is a link on this page for another '''unofficial''' repository for Chromium browser on COPR [[:Category:Copr]]
name=Chromium Test Packages
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baseurl=http://spot.fedorapeople.org/chromium/$releasever/
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Be careful with unofficial and testing repositories! (Use them only if you know what are you doing!)
  
Use PackageKit or run the following command as root user
 
  
<pre>yum install chromium</pre>
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=== Stable repository ===
  
==  Google Chrome ==
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http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-stable/
  
Fedora does not include Google Chrome because is a proprietary product and bundles other proprietary software such as Adobe Flash plugin however Google does maintain a yum repository at  
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To use this repo, download the repo file from from http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-stable/fedora-chromium-stable.repo and drop it in /etc/yum.repos.d as root user or run the following command
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<pre>sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo=http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-stable/fedora-chromium-stable.repo</pre>
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Use PackageKit or run the following command
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<pre>sudo yum install chromium -y</pre>
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'''Note:''' The above repository has not been updated since June 2013 and does not contain packages for Fedora 20 (and later). [http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/churchyard/chromium-russianfedora/ Repository] containing latest release of Chromium is available fro Fedora 19, 20 and Rawhide.
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=== Unstable repository ===
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http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-unstable/
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To use this repo, download the repo file from http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-unstable/fedora-chromium.repo and drop it in /etc/yum.repos.d as root user or run the following command
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<pre>sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo=http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-unstable/fedora-chromium.repo</pre>
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Use PackageKit or run the following command
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<pre>sudo yum install chromium -y</pre>
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'''Note:''' The above repository has not been updated since July 2011 and does not contain packages for stable release(s) of Fedora .
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== Google Chrome ==
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Since Chromium is upstream for Google Chrome, all the same issues apply. In addition to that, Fedora does not include Google Chrome because it is a proprietary product and bundles other proprietary software such as Adobe Flash plugin. However, Google does maintain a yum repository for Fedora at  
  
 
http://www.google.com/chrome/
 
http://www.google.com/chrome/

Revision as of 23:14, 30 March 2014

Contents

Chromium web browser

Fedora does not include Chromium web browser in the official repository due to problems outlined in

http://ostatic.com/blog/making-projects-easier-to-package-why-chromium-isnt-in-fedora

Tom 'spot' Callaway, Manager of the Fedora Engineering team at Red Hat is working with Google to fix the problems in Chromium so that it can be made available in the official repository. He also maintains his own test packages of Chromium

Important/Security

PLEASE READ THIS INFO: Before using these TESTING repositories you must know that they are there just for testing, and most of the time not updated regularly, so versions of Chromium browser can be outdated and with multiple known vulnerabilities (which are fixed in newer versions), and they are not meant for everyday use.

I see a lot of people point to this page and/or repository as an answer to "How to install chromium on fedora?", and probably most people don't read the whole page and part about unofficial testing packages.

Also there is a link on this page for another unofficial repository for Chromium browser on COPR Category:Copr

Be careful with unofficial and testing repositories! (Use them only if you know what are you doing!)


Stable repository

http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-stable/

To use this repo, download the repo file from from http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-stable/fedora-chromium-stable.repo and drop it in /etc/yum.repos.d as root user or run the following command

sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo=http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-stable/fedora-chromium-stable.repo

Use PackageKit or run the following command

sudo yum install chromium -y

Note: The above repository has not been updated since June 2013 and does not contain packages for Fedora 20 (and later). Repository containing latest release of Chromium is available fro Fedora 19, 20 and Rawhide.


Unstable repository

http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-unstable/

To use this repo, download the repo file from http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-unstable/fedora-chromium.repo and drop it in /etc/yum.repos.d as root user or run the following command

sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo=http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-unstable/fedora-chromium.repo

Use PackageKit or run the following command

sudo yum install chromium -y

Note: The above repository has not been updated since July 2011 and does not contain packages for stable release(s) of Fedora .

Google Chrome

Since Chromium is upstream for Google Chrome, all the same issues apply. In addition to that, Fedora does not include Google Chrome because it is a proprietary product and bundles other proprietary software such as Adobe Flash plugin. However, Google does maintain a yum repository for Fedora at

http://www.google.com/chrome/