Manjaro Linux: Chrome Browser Install

Manjaro Linux: Chrome Browser Install

12 Sep 2019, 09:04am TZ +05:30
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I wanted to have a screen sharing session with some one over Hangouts. We all know that it does not work well in Firefox so needed chrome.

To my surprise the Manjaro Linux Standard Package repository does not support chrome. Well since Google does not provide an install package for Arch Linux specifically.

I am very skeptical about using AUR in my Manjaro Linux install.

Due to possible source induced bugs and what not. So needed an alternate way to install chrome. Here is How I found one.

Reference

Found this one after a few hits.

https://www.osradar.com/install-google-chrome-in-archlinux-and-manjaro-linux/

Here the author shows how to install using the AUR method and the stand alone method.

The stand alone method or Method 2 solved my problem.

Installing Chrome under Arch Linux ( Manjaro 18 )

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cd /tmp
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/google-chrome.git

...
# Create the Install package
cd google-chrome
makepkg -s

...
# Install the Chrome archive with Update option
sudo pacman -U google-chrome*.tar.xz

...

# finally some cleanup
cd ..

rm -rf google-chrome

The location for the AUR repository containing Google Chrome:

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/google-chrome/

That’s we are ready to use Google Chrome.

If you have Gnome / KDE shell install would create a icon on the start drawer.