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In the 13.37 mirrors you see apart from pam-solibs, orbit2 and gconf. I think those should be included as dependencies (for a lack of a better word) | cmyster.

Thanks cmyster!

Might it be worthwhile to link to this article as well? http://slackwiki.com/Chromium_browserTony Senerchia 2012/09/07 06:23

The link does not repackage the chromium in a SlackBuild. Not sure if this is a good practice. AFAIK, google-chrome compilation does not take couple of hours. — escaflown 2012/09/07 17:31
I don't know if it is a good practice either. That being said, I found it very useful (when I used Chromium), for the same reasons that are stated in the article's “Use Case,” i.e. that the SlackBuild is O.K., but downloading over 100 MB of source and compiling for a long time is - for a variety of reasons - simply not a good option for some people. That being said, if you determine it's not an option you'd like to promote, I have no objections; I merely thought that offering a link to that wiki article would add another option for some people who would want it. Perhaps, if anywhere, it would be more appropriate in a google-chromium article? — Tony Senerchia 2012/09/09 08:59

The chrome SlackBuild does a simple re-packaging of Google's own binaries (available as a debian package). Chromium on the other hand, is compiled from source using its SlackBuild.
Eric Hameleers 2012/09/07 16:36

The HOWTO doesn't work for me. First I tried Chrome 26 from Google website on Slackware 14 (32 bit). I could run and use binary, but a lot of places within browser were red squares/boxes only. Very ugly at least. I spent a lot of time searching for fix with no result. Now I've upgraded to Chrome 28 with the same disapointing. When I run chrome with more logging

chrome –enable-logging=stderr –log-level=0 I could see a lot of messages like

[22079:22079:0804/203243:WARNING:resource_bundle_gtk.cc(96)] Unable to load pixbuf with id 6994

I tried a lot and finally got fix by removing gdk-pixbuf2-2.26.1-i486-2.txz from system and compiling/installing the same package with no patches myself.

Btw. I got into similar troubles with Graphviz/dot (png output didn't work) on Slackware 14 and simply recompiling Graphviz fixed the problem.

Slackware64 14.2 and Chrome 70.x (October 2018)

  • Slackware 14.2 also provides the Chrome slackbuild in extra/.
  • Chrome 70 (and possibly earlier) no longer uses the NSS library names that are patched in the slackbuild script (those paths don't need to be patched as the normal library names are used now)
  • Chrome 70 *requires* NSS >= 3.26, whereas Slackware 14.2 only provides 3.23. (Chrome will start, and then exit abruptly when you attempt to use it, with a message to that effect)
  • Slackware-current has mozilla-nss-3.39, this builds fine via slackbuild script on 14.2, installs with upgradepkg and resolves that problem

This has popped up on requests for current. I suspect the requirement (based on the 3.26 release notes) *might* be for ALPN and/or TLS1.3 support.

Update: (December 2018) NSS Security patch brings Slackware 14.2 up to nss-3.40 which should fix this too. http://www.slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2018&m=slackware-security.430378

That LinuxQuestions post you reference is now more than a year old. A few posts later (https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/requests-for-current-20151216-a-4175561577/page186.html#post5756812) I answered that you can install Chromium as an alternative that works on Slackware 14.2. My Chromium 70, released today, also still works well on Slackware 14.2.
Eric Hameleers 2018/10/25 09:30 (UTC)

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