Objective

The objective is to install latest Chromium Web Browser on RHEL7 Linux.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Redhat Enterprise Linux 7.3
  • Software: - Chromium Version 58.0.3029.110 Fedora Project (64-bit)

Requirements

Privileged access to your system will be required.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Instructions

Configure Chromium Release Repository

Navigate your browser to http://install.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/yum/itecs/public/chromium/rhel7/noarch/ and download the latest Chromium repository package. Example:
$ wget http://install.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/yum/itecs/public/chromium/rhel7/noarch/chromium-release-2.2-1.noarch.rpm
Next, install chromium release package:
# yum localinstall chromium-release-2.2-1.noarch.rpm

Configure Chromium Package Repository

The bellow command will download and install Chromium package repository configuration file:
# wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/chromium-el6.repo http://people.centos.org/hughesjr/chromium/6/chromium-el6.repo

Enable EPEL repository

If you have not done so yet, enable EPEL repository.

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Install Chromium

# yum install chromium

Start Chromium Web Browser

You can now start Chromium web browser from your application menu or by executing chromium-browser command from the terminal:
$ chromium-browser
install chromium on redhat 7 linux

Appendix

Enable EPEL repository to resolve the below error message:
Error: Package: chromium-31.0.1650.63-2.el6.x86_64 (chromium-el6)
           Requires: libudev.so.0()(64bit)
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
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