Updating Chrome Browser on Linux CentOS 6

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Isaiah90
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Updating Chrome Browser on Linux CentOS 6

Postby Isaiah90 » 2016/05/08 03:08:11

Google Chrome browser won't update automatically. How can i update it manually or fix it so that it automatically updates itself?

mghe
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Re: Updating Chrome Browser on Linux CentOS 6

Postby mghe » 2016/05/08 14:09:41

Did you add repo to centos?

If not:

Remove old version,

add repo :

[google-chrome]
name=google-chrome
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

Install from repo.

rklrkl
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Re: Updating Chrome Browser on Linux CentOS 6

Postby rklrkl » 2016/05/14 09:56:15

This old chestnut crops up from time to time in these forums :-) Officially, Google has not supported Google Chrome on CentOS 6 since version 28 of the browser onwards. Hence, if you want to use Google Chrome in a supported manner, the only choice is to upgrade to CentOS 7.

Unofficially, I've managed to extend the usable life of Google Chrome on CentOS 6 with a script I've written that can be downloaded from:

http://chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk/

Keeping the script working with each new Google Chrome release has proved tricky and I haven't yet found a way to avoid the relatively new beige "out of support" warning banner that crops up with every run of Google Chrome on CentOS 6...

palacs
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Re: Updating Chrome Browser on Linux CentOS 6

Postby palacs » 2017/04/21 13:57:38

Couldn't we just use /opt/google-chrome/bin installation targets and place the new libstdc there to make Chrome completely independent from the system?

rklrkl
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Re: Updating Chrome Browser on Linux CentOS 6

Postby rklrkl » 2017/06/05 00:10:42

palacs wrote:Couldn't we just use /opt/google-chrome/bin installation targets and place the new libstdc there to make Chrome completely independent from the system?

It's /opt/chrome/lib where you'd place a newer libstdc++.so.6 (I build mine from gcc 7), but it's all irrelevant when Google Chrome 59 comes out this week :-( It's switching to GTK+3 which has effectively killed off any chance of running on CentOS 6 any more (and, no, don't run version 58 after this week - that's a security risk).

So that's both the latest (non-ESR) Firefox and Google Chrome that won't work in CentOS 6 after this week because of their switches to GTK+3. It's basically back to Firefox ESR (Red Hat have built a GTK+2 version of the latest ESR release - normally the ESR release is built against GTK+3 now) with "yum install firefox" for those still hanging onto CentOS 6...