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keywords:install,google,chrome,beta,dev,development,fedora,linux,deb,debian,dot-deb, description:Steps to install Google Chrome unstable .deb on Fedora title:Manual install of Google Chromium Linux. Table of contents ----------------- Install Rant on ar, lzma, rar Install ------- Use these commands to install Google Chrome for all users. This worked for me with Fedora 11. I was also able to install Chrome in a subdirectory of my home directory, but that is odd and I don't recommend it. You'll need root access. This assumes that you (mst3k) downloaded the Chrome unstable .deb into your home directory using Firefox. It also assumes that you don't have ar or lzma installed. They don't seem to be standard with Fedor, although they are in the binutils package. The dev channel URL: http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel su -l root mkdir chrome cd chrome/ mv /home/mst3k/Download/google-chrome-unstable_current_i386.deb . yum whatprovides *usr/bin/ar yum install binutils ar vx google-chrome-unstable_current_i386.deb lzma -d data.tar.lzma tar -xf data.tar cp -r opt/google/ /opt/ cp usr/share/man/man1/google-chrome.1 /usr/share/man/man1 cp usr/share/gnome-control-center/default-apps/google-chrome.xml /usr/share/gnome-control-center/default-apps/ cd /lib ln -s /lib/libnspr4.so libnspr4.so.0d ln -s /lib/libnss3.so libnss3.so.1d ln -s /lib/libnssutil3.so libnssutil3.so.1d ln -s /lib/libplc4.so libplc4.so.0d ln -s /lib/libplds4.so libplds4.so.0d ln -s /lib/libsmime3.so libsmime3.so.1d ln -s /lib/libssl3.so libssl3.so.1d chmod 4755 /opt/google/chrome/chrome-sandbox ln -s /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome /usr/bin/google-chrome exit All done. You should be able to run Chrome by running /usr/bin/google-chrome from a terminal, or the desktop "run" command (right click), or by adding it to the start menu (aka application launcher menu?). Rant on ar, lzma, rar --------------------- I'm unclear why the Debian package people chose ar and lzma (and I'm not interested enough to search for the answer). If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Tar and gzip work great and we all have them. I suggest that everyone tempted to rewrite established utilities like tar, or gzip spend their time filling a real need. Don't do a new ground-up rewrite of a working utility. The world does not need another archive format or compression utility. I was irritated as the dickens the first time someone sent me a .rar file. It amounts to nothing more than wasting other people's time. Use a utility that everyone already has. Avoid the lunacy of forcing everyone to download some new utility and then to read the usage or man page. Just use what we have. Follow standards and conventions. People who flout conventions aren't leaders and pace-setters. They aren't smarter than the rest of us, but they are irritating time wasters.