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== Chromium web browser ==
 
== Chromium web browser ==
  
Fedora does not include Chromium web browser in the official repository due to problems outlined in  
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Chromium is the upstream project that Google Chrome browser is based on. Fedora does not include Chromium web browser in the official repository due to problems outlined in  
  
 
http://ostatic.com/blog/making-projects-easier-to-package-why-chromium-isnt-in-fedora
 
http://ostatic.com/blog/making-projects-easier-to-package-why-chromium-isnt-in-fedora
  
Tom 'spot' Callaway, Manager of the Fedora Engineering team at Red Hat is [http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=28287 working with Google] to fix the problems in Chromium so that it can be made available in the official repository.  He also maintains his own test packages of Chromium
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Tom 'spot' Callaway is [http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=28287 working with Google] to fix the problems in Chromium so that it can be made available in the official repository.   
  
=== Important/Security ===
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=== Copr repository ===
  
'''PLEASE READ THIS INFO''': Before using these TESTING repositories you must know that they are there just for testing, and most of the time not updated regularly, so versions of Chromium browser can be outdated and with multiple known '''vulnerabilities''' (which are fixed in newer versions), and they are not meant for everyday use.
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Copr is the place for unofficial community packages and Chromium is available in Copr. To use this repo, download the appropriate repo file from from http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/churchyard/chromium-russianfedora-tested/ and drop it in /etc/yum.repos.d as root user  
 
 
I see a lot of people point to this page and/or repository as an answer to ''"How to install chromium on fedora?"'', and probably most people don't read the whole page and part about unofficial testing packages.
 
 
 
Also there is a link on this page for another '''unofficial''' repository for Chromium browser on COPR [[:Category:Copr]]
 
 
 
Be careful with unofficial and testing repositories! (Use them only if you know what are you doing!)
 
 
 
 
 
=== Stable repository ===
 
 
 
http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-stable/
 
 
 
To use this repo, download the repo file from from http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-stable/fedora-chromium-stable.repo and drop it in /etc/yum.repos.d as root user or run the following command
 
 
 
<pre>sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo=http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-stable/fedora-chromium-stable.repo</pre>
 
 
 
Use PackageKit or run the following command
 
 
 
<pre>sudo yum install chromium -y</pre>
 
 
 
'''Note:''' The above repository was updated in June 2014 to contain packages for Fedora 20.
 
[http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/churchyard/chromium-russianfedora-tested/ Repository] also contains the latest release of Chromium, and is available for Fedora 19, 20 and Rawhide.
 
 
 
=== Unstable repository ===
 
 
 
http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-unstable/
 
 
 
To use this repo, download the repo file from http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-unstable/fedora-chromium.repo and drop it in /etc/yum.repos.d as root user or run the following command
 
 
 
<pre>sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo=http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-unstable/fedora-chromium.repo</pre>
 
 
 
Use PackageKit or run the following command
 
  
 
<pre>sudo yum install chromium -y</pre>
 
<pre>sudo yum install chromium -y</pre>
  
'''Note:''' The above repository has not been updated since July 2011 and does not contain packages for stable release(s) of Fedora .
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NOTE: Please contact the maintainer listed in the above web page for any issues with Chromium.  Fedora Project is NOT responsible for any issues.
  
 
== Google Chrome ==
 
== Google Chrome ==

Revision as of 04:23, 13 September 2014

Chromium web browser

Chromium is the upstream project that Google Chrome browser is based on. Fedora does not include Chromium web browser in the official repository due to problems outlined in

http://ostatic.com/blog/making-projects-easier-to-package-why-chromium-isnt-in-fedora

Tom 'spot' Callaway is working with Google to fix the problems in Chromium so that it can be made available in the official repository.

Copr repository

Copr is the place for unofficial community packages and Chromium is available in Copr. To use this repo, download the appropriate repo file from from http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/churchyard/chromium-russianfedora-tested/ and drop it in /etc/yum.repos.d as root user

sudo yum install chromium -y

NOTE: Please contact the maintainer listed in the above web page for any issues with Chromium. Fedora Project is NOT responsible for any issues.

Google Chrome

Since Chromium is upstream for Google Chrome, all the same issues apply. In addition to that, Fedora does not include Google Chrome because it is a proprietary product and bundles other proprietary software such as Adobe Flash plugin. However, Google does maintain a yum repository for Fedora at

http://www.google.com/chrome/

The link above also includes downloadable RPMs that you may use to install Chrome.