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Old 08-29-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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I've got Google Chrome as a directory in temp. Now how to install it?


I've managed to get Google Chrome as far as making a directory in temp, but haven't found out how to "seal the deal," and install it.

Using a combination of http://www.slackwiki.com/SlackBuild_Scripts and http://www.mutaku.com/wp/index.php/2...ware-13-13-37/

I can see the directory in temp, but haven't found out what the system expects to make it install. All I can do is ./package-google-chrome, and of course that fails, as I'm telling it to install a directory, which I admit is stupid, but where do I find the SlackBuild now that a directory has been created in temp?
 
Old 08-29-2012, 11:12 PM   #2
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I've managed to get Google Chrome as far as making a directory in temp, but haven't found out how to "seal the deal," and install it.

Using a combination of http://www.slackwiki.com/SlackBuild_Scripts and http://www.mutaku.com/wp/index.php/2...ware-13-13-37/

I can see the directory in temp, but haven't found out what the system expects to make it install. All I can do is ./package-google-chrome, and of course that fails, as I'm telling it to install a directory, which I admit is stupid, but where do I find the SlackBuild now that a directory has been created in temp?
If you're trying to install Google chrome, check this: http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:google-chrome
 
Old 08-29-2012, 11:43 PM   #3
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That helped a lot. All I needed was to run "upgradepkg --install-new /tmp/google-chrome-21.0.1180.81-i386-1.txz" and the program went to town.

But when I open the "Network" panel (using XFCE) there's no Google icon. Don't know if I have to log out, or reboot, or if I still have to do something else.

When I tried searching this, I came across this old thread asking how to install Google Chrome from the DVD. It's author was me, about a year ago.http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ve-dvd-908077/
I'd forgotten I'd done this, but as the saying goes, those who refuse to learn from history are bound to repeat it.

Hey, what do you know! Typing "google-chrome" into the terminal starts Google Chrome! May mark it solved, is there anything I need to do to get the icon in the XFCE menu?

Is it possible to mark a thread "Mostly solved"? Just kidding.

Edit: After rebooting, the icon is there, and everything works.

Last edited by pottzie; 08-30-2012 at 12:11 AM.
 
Old 08-30-2012, 02:45 AM   #4
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I've managed to get Google Chrome as far as making a directory in temp, but haven't found out how to "seal the deal," and install it.

Using a combination of http://www.slackwiki.com/SlackBuild_Scripts and http://www.mutaku.com/wp/index.php/2...ware-13-13-37/

I can see the directory in temp, but haven't found out what the system expects to make it install. All I can do is ./package-google-chrome, and of course that fails, as I'm telling it to install a directory, which I admit is stupid, but where do I find the SlackBuild now that a directory has been created in temp?
For the future the /extra directory on the install disc has a SlackBuild script for Chrome
 
  


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