Chrome 28 and newer for CentOS 6
Officially Google no longer support Chrome for CentOS 6 (ref). The recommendation (for now) is to either switch to Firefox or Chromium. I decided to go with the second option.
Obtain the YUM repository settings here: chromium-el6 repo.
First uninstall Google Chrome
# sudo yum remove google-chrome
# sudo wget http://people.centos.org/hughesjr/chromium/6/chromium-el6.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/chromium-el6.repo # sudo yum install chromium
Do not launch Chromium immediately, if you want your Chrome settings to transfer over do the following:
# mv ~/.config/google-chrome ~/.config/chromium
(Alternatively you can copy
cp -a or link
If you want the Google Chrome PDF and/or Flash plugins (I did), then the extra step(s) are required:
# cd /tmp # wget https://raw.github.com/hughesjr/chromium_el_builder/master/chrome_libpdf_copy.sh # sh chrome_libpdf_copy.sh
# cd /tmp # wget https://raw.github.com/hughesjr/chromium_el_builder/master/chrome_pepperflash_copy.sh # sh chrome_pepperflash_copy.sh
I am not happy with Google’s lack of support but I have become dependent on Chrome sync across all my computers and devices. I hope that Google changes/updates their process or that RHEL7 releases soon.
Posted in: CentOS, Desktop, Red Hat, Setup,
Richard Lloyd on July 14, 2013 - 08:08 AM
You could also try a script I’ve made available here:
Downloads Chrome and Fedora 15 libraries to produce a working Chrome 28+ on CentOS 6.4.