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How to install Chromium in Arch Linux (Google Chrome)

Date: 2009-09-05 00:00:00 -0400

Almost everybody have heard about Google Chrome, for those who not, it is the Google browser, it is a real good, fast Internet web browser, as almost everything from google.

The drawback of it is, that it is only available for Windows, so what about us, Linux Operating System users?, well there is an option and that is to install chromium, which according to Wikipedia is "Chromium is an open source web browser which Google Chrome is based on.[1] The project's aims are to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web".

Well it is not actually Google Chrome, but it is a good alternative for Linux users, now lets see how to install it on Arch Linux.

First install yaourt and once it is installed, run this command.

yaourt chromium

You will be given a lot of options, something like this:

1 community/chromium-bsu 0.9.12-1 [installed] 
     A 2d scrolling shooter                   
2 aur/bin32-cxchromium 0.9.0-1 (55)           
    A Mac and Linux port of the open source Chromium (basis for Googleu2019s Chrome browser) web browser. 32bit binaries.
3 aur/chrome-like-icons 1.3-1 (3)                                                                                        
    Icon theme which is like chromium web browser icons.                                                                 
4 aur/chromium-browser 4.0.204.0~svn20090831r24879-1 (Out of Date) (365)
    Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.
5 aur/chromium-browser-dev r25312-1 (63)
    Daily builds of the browser (32/64-bit native)
6 aur/chromium-browser-inspector r25312-1 (12)
    Daily builds of Chromium Browser Inspector
7 aur/chromium-browser-l10n 4.0.206.0~svn20090902r25168-1 (5)
    Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web. This is locales of chromium.
8 aur/chromium-browser-svn r24436-7 (6)
    An open source web browser developed by Google.
9 aur/chromium-codecs-ffmpeg r25254-1 (22)
    Free codecs for Chromium Browser (HTML5)
10 aur/chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-nonfree r25436-1 (25)
    Free codecs for Chromium Browser (HTML5)
11 aur/chromium-continuous -latest (37)
    Up to date testing build of the Chromium Web Browser (basis for Google Chrome)
12 aur/chromium-fresh -latest (18)
    Up to date unstable build of the Chromium Web Browser (basis for Google Chrome)
13 aur/chromium-lkgr -latest [23643-latest installed] (Out of Date) (8)
    Up to date mostly stable build of the Chromium Web Browser (basis for Google Chrome)
14 aur/chromium-snapshot 25570-1 (367)
    The open-source project behind Google Chrome
15 aur/chromium-snapshot-64 25316-1 (57)
    The open-source project behind Google Chrome
16 aur/chromium-snapshot-64-last -1 (25)
    The open-source project behind Google Chrome
17 aur/cxchromium 0.9.0-3 (152)
    A Mac and Linux port of the open source Chromium (basis for Googleu2019s Chrome browser) web browser.
18 aur/iron 3.0.197.0-5 (41)
    A web browser based on chromium without Google's tracking \"features\"
==>  Enter n° (separated by blanks, or a range) of packages to be installed

Read, and decide which you want to install, I have installed option 13 Chromium-lkgr, which is the stable build of chromium Web Browser.

After that, enjoy surfing the web with "Google Chrome for Linux"

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