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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:40 pm    Post subject: [ABADONNED] Binary Chromium from Sabayon repo? Reply with quote

I'd like to have a Chrome or Chromium browser, but it compiles for a long time and I don't use it very often.

I've tried a binary version of Chrome from belak overlay, but it does not support some things (WebM, PDF, ...) and it freezes very often.

I've another idea: There are precompiled packages for Sabayon and they should be well compatible with Gentoo: http://ftp.sh.cvut.cz/MIRRORS/sabayon/entropy/standard/sabayon-limbo/packages/amd64/5/

I've tried to download the package and unpack, but it does not seem to be correct:
Code:
# You may need to modify the version in the URL
wget -q -O - http://ftp.sh.cvut.cz/MIRRORS/sabayon/entropy/standard/sabayon-limbo/packages/amd64/5/www-client:chromium-14.0.835.94~0.tbz2 | tar xjv


But it ends with:

Code:
usr/share/man/
usr/share/man/man1/
usr/share/man/man1/chromium-browser.1.bz2
usr/share/man/man1/chromium.1.bz2

bzip2: (stdin): trailing garbage after EOF ignored
tar: Child died with signal 13
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now


They are probably some metadata. But I can't find the file format. Do you have any idea?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

v6ak,

the binary package is called google-chrome. It's hardmasked but available for amd64 and x86. So no need for an overlay. You can test it and report bugs as you encounter them.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, I was probably confused a bit. The google-chrome package is probably the package I had installed and when I try to load anything, it rarely works.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mentioned the belak overlay. Try the one in maintree.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out the PORTAGE_BINHOST feature.

http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Using_Portage_BINHOST
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&chap=3#doc_chap4_sect2

There are a number of hosts, some will have more packages than others. If you get lucky you may find one with www-client/chromium
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no binary chromium package for my arch (x86_64 core2). I've also tried to use the Sabayon repo as binhost, but it seems to be incompatible:
Code:
!!! Invalid binary package: '/var/cache/binpackages/www-client/chromium-14.0.835.94~0.tbz2'
!!! Missing metadata key(s): CATEGORY, PF, SLOT. This binary package is not
!!! recoverable and should be deleted.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recall reading somewhere that Gentoo has a tool to assist in the compiling of packages from source. I can't quite remember the name but I think it rhymes with cabbage. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me, WebM and the PDF plugin works fine in google-chrome from portage (and formerly from belak overlay) on amd64.
It's not just "some binary chromium", but the official google-chrome binary.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, everything is fine after some updates. I don't know where the issue was, but I don't care.

John R. Graham: I know portage, but I didn't want to compile Chrome/Chromium...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sera wrote:
v6ak,

the binary package is called google-chrome. It's hardmasked but available for amd64 and x86. So no need for an overlay. You can test it and report bugs as you encounter them.


If I just run:
emerge --ask www-client/google-chrome
Will emerge compile google-chrome from source code or just install the binary web browser?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

icyhearts,

Welcome to Gentoo.
Try it and see :)

You will learn something that way.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I believe that google-chrome (branded by Google as the name says) is not the same thing as a precompiled chromium (i.e. something that a chromium-bin package may offer).
google-chrome comes directly from Google and this might not be what people wants. Trusting the gentoo community building packages does not mean we can directly trust google itself.

Why not just providing a chromium-bin next to chromium like being done for firefox and thunderbird?

note that google-chrome requires you to accept an additional license that chromium does not.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oRDeX wrote:

Why not just providing a chromium-bin next to chromium like being done for firefox and thunderbird?


Exactly the same question. It's so heavy and often build fails for some reason (libraries) at the very end :(
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone wants to risk writing a chromium-bin-9999.ebuild, there are semi-official nightly builds here (including i686, which chrome doesn't have). They don't do numbered releases.
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