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== Chromium web browser ==
 
== Chromium web browser ==
  
Fedora does not include Chromium web browser in the official repository due to problems outlined in  
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Chromium is the upstream project that Google Chrome browser is based on. Fedora did 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
 
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 [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
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Tom 'spot' Callaway is [http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=28287 working with Google] to fix the problems in Chromium. Since Fedora does nowaday allow packages to bundle librariers, it is now possible to package Chromium in Fedora and Tom already created a [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1270322 package review] for chromium and its dependencies.
  
=== Stable repository ===
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=== Copr repository ===
  
http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-stable/
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Tom is building Chromium packages using copr, but because of how copr works, he does not currently have full multilib support enabled there. This may cause issues when you try to install Chromium from the [http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/spot/chromium/ Copr]. These packages are also unsigned.
  
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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If you want to get the full multilib tree with signed packages (notably for libusbx.i686 and libusbx.x86_64), go to https://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium/ and use that repository instead.
  
<pre>sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo=http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-stable/fedora-chromium-stable.repo</pre>
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== Google Chrome ==
  
Use PackageKit or run the following command
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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 [[dnf]]|[[yum]] repository for Fedora at
 
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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
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https://www.google.com/chrome/
  
http://www.google.com/chrome/
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The link above also includes downloadable RPMs that you may use to install Chrome.

Latest revision as of 17:35, 21 February 2016

[edit] Chromium web browser

Chromium is the upstream project that Google Chrome browser is based on. Fedora did 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 is working with Google to fix the problems in Chromium. Since Fedora does nowaday allow packages to bundle librariers, it is now possible to package Chromium in Fedora and Tom already created a package review for chromium and its dependencies.

[edit] Copr repository

Tom is building Chromium packages using copr, but because of how copr works, he does not currently have full multilib support enabled there. This may cause issues when you try to install Chromium from the Copr. These packages are also unsigned.

If you want to get the full multilib tree with signed packages (notably for libusbx.i686 and libusbx.x86_64), go to https://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium/ and use that repository instead.

[edit] 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 dnf|yum repository for Fedora at

https://www.google.com/chrome/

The link above also includes downloadable RPMs that you may use to install Chrome.