Howto: Install Google Chrome Alpha in Ubuntu!

For the past couple of years I have been waiting and waiting for the possibility for a Google Browser, there has been rumors over the years and finally Google came out with Chrome. Unfortunately Google Chrome was only released for windows, only until now there is a semi working gui that is actually usable!! Yea I just logged into my gmail account 5 minutes ago with Chromium for Linux! Im impressed, I thought it would never get to this stage, but it has, currently there is allot of issues to be resolved like the sandboxing for example There is also quite a few issues that you can follow here

If you would like to help with its porting efforts you can go here

FAQ: no native 64bit debs planed for now. The amd64 package is using ia32-libs.

Anyways let me show you how easy it is to install and start browsing!

First lets add the chromium ppa, head over to here

Select your Ubuntu version in the drop down where you see:
Display sources.list entries for:

Then input those apt sources into System->Administration->Software Sources-> Click Third-Party Software Tab, then click +Add to add the apt sources

Now press ALT-F2 and enter gedit, paste this into gedit(its the ppa key for security)
—–BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK—–
Version: SKS 1.0.10

mI0ESaSPtAEEAK1nJtoDZ0ewpOOf0ET6Vp28LqO9mB4ubWjzXyRSbiha5pCvnnSIU1K+7Gzb
t3r0iUV9eKLUmf8pqfF/9kwsoqFqFSCjp+XjUzXsEChcGBWvyfGdTX8ClFfwNxSVLvGSqmdX
gZhs0F8tQB0lPWHGy3VvEt7wG/VHqpcOYpdNYRqxABEBAAG0IExhdW5jaHBhZCBQUEEgZm9y
IGNocm9taXVtLWRhaWx5iLYEEwECACAFAkmkj7QCGwMGCwkIBwMCBBUCCAMEFgIDAQIeAQIX
gAAKCRBam/O7Tl4XtV/2BACs/RTpEWB/NUlluJmp1e6iFoyyfbT+HOD3hg35aQMzbdcmijsA
iY9MvIfZ0YKWyqNUdGpDj5n0bUNO0IcvKBBkOn5o4CiBsMp4DJHdrgJU4S00nAJK00E8I/yA
v+x4C9uOacW3yrzSHs7Hv/vG6Z1Jh+1JrabK13hdhwOL8+aY6Q==
=3GDx
—–END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK—–
Now save the file and click +Import Keyfile on the Authentication tab of Software Sources, then click close. Then refresh your sources.

Click these packages to install them
chromium-browser
chromium-browser-dbg
chromium-testsuite
chromium-testsuite-dbg
python-tlslite

Once installed Execute Chromium via Applications->Internet->Chromium Web Browser

Now enjoy using Google Chrome in linux, and watch it progress!


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Posted March 23, 2009 by defcon in category "Ubuntu