Google Chrome (Chromium) and CentOS 6

Today I have upgraded my Google Chrome browser to a new version which was v15, and after that my browser wont start.
After googling around i have found another way to run Google Chrome.
Following instructions at http://macles.blogspot.com/2009/05/google-chrome-chromium-for-linux.html this is what I’ve done:

  1. downloaded the latest snapshot of chrome from
    http://build.chromium.org/f/chromium/snapshots/chromium-linux-reliability/
  2. unziped it into /opt using 7za
  3. created a directory libs in /opt/chrome-linux
  4. created a symbolic link to:
    ln -s /lib/libbz2.so.1 /opt/chrome-linux/libs/libbz2.so.1.0 
  5. created script file chrome.sh:
    #!/bin/bash
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/chrome-linux/libs:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    /opt/chrome-linux/chrome-wrapper 
  6. make chrome.sh available for non-root users:
    chmod 755 /opt/chrome-linux/chrome.sh

After that my Google Chrome (Chromium) browser was ready to run 🙂

Below is a screenshot of that:

Google Chrome (Chromium) v16

3 thoughts on “Google Chrome (Chromium) and CentOS 6

    1. Dominik

      I must say that i haven’t worked on Centos and Chromium for about 2 months and I didn’t know that this is not working. Let me check it 🙂 or maybe you have already a solution?

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