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Chrome/Chromium

Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:47 pm

Solus freshly installed last night and I tried to install Chrome/Chromium using "sudo pisi it", but was not found in repo. Does this mean it isn't stable with Solus? Also, I read eopkg is another way to access repo's? Bit confusing. Thank you.

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Re: Chrome/Chromium

Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:41 pm

Hi Dreamer

Its not in the repos, but you can install Chrome with instructions here..

https://wiki.solus-project.com/Chrome

Basically-- copy and run all, as one command.

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sudo eopkg bi --ignore-safety https://raw.githubusercontent.com/solus-project/3rd-party/master/network/web/browser/google-chrome-stable/pspec.xml && 
sudo eopkg it google-chrome-*.eopkg && 
sudo rm  google-chrome-*.eopkg
No automatic updates. You have to manually update to new versions.
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Re: Chrome/Chromium

Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:19 pm

GeneC wrote:No automatic updates. You have to manually update to new versions.
Not yet, working on it, I have a tool to update all 3rd party apps and it's mostly ready.

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Re: Chrome/Chromium

Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:11 am

Works great! Thank you.

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Re: Chrome/Chromium

Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:11 am

Hi Justin, How about chromium ? Chrome is not secure as chromium, how to install chromium instead of chrome ? Thanks.

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Re: Chrome/Chromium

Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:30 am

Dreamer wrote:Also, I read eopkg is another way to access repo's? Bit confusing. Thank you.
Curious. Where did you read about pisi in the first place? eopkg is a fork of pisi. It has been heavily modified since that point and is no longer compatible with it. The binary hasn't been renamed yet so you can still run it as pisi. The eopkg file is just a symlink that points at the binary. The official OS guide and wiki page make no effort to advertise this so I'm wondering...
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Re: Chrome/Chromium

Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:50 am

send4m3 wrote:Hi Justin, How about chromium ? Chrome is not secure as chromium, how to install chromium instead of chrome ? Thanks.
Not available, afaik.

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Re: Chrome/Chromium

Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:46 am

Where'd you hear the FUD that Chrome is less secure than Chromium? They're the same thing but Chrome has all the Google APIs enabled so you can get more services and Flash.

Chromium is an entirely huge beast to tackle, but we plan on doing it. You need API access from Google, as well as to dive into their insane custom build system.

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Re: Chrome/Chromium

Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:45 am

A Tale of Two Browsers: Chrome v. Chromium
By Jack M. Germain
Nov 26, 2013 5:00 AM PT

Security Differences?

Chrome is viewed by many to have a reputation for security, but a lot of security experts actually take the view that Chromium is superior in this respect, suggested Hill. After all, Chrome is a more complex version of Chromium, so it stands to reason that it it probably is a little bit less secure, at least from a theoretical standpoint.

http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/79510.html

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one of the article Justin, CMIIW :mrgreen:

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Re: Chrome/Chromium

Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:37 am

2013 article...

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