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Old 12-20-2019, 08:26 AM   #1
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finding out what something is called in the repository(s)


Hi.
I have Chromium and I'm generally happy with it but there are times when some site insists on Chrome. Thinking about that, it occurs to me that I don't know the name of the package in the repositories. Is there a way to find out what a package is called?
 
Old 12-20-2019, 08:34 AM   #2
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So, Chromium is the open source version of Chrome, where Chrome starts before Google "googlefies" it. Same browser engine, same basic everything, all written by Google.

Not a Bhodi user but just try searching for "chrome" and see what you get. Most package managers provide pretty good search capabilities.
 
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Old 12-20-2019, 10:21 AM   #3
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Thanks for responding @sevendogsbsd.
I understand that but there are some things still that won't work. For example, one of my banks won't let me access my account with Chromium. The message says they support Chrome, Safari, IE (!!), Firefox,... I have another platform with Firefox on it but I wanted Chromium on my laptop. I know I could have both but it seems a bit of a bloat. It's no big deal but I was considering replacing Chromium with Chrome for convenience. It's seeming less convenient.
 
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Old 12-20-2019, 10:29 AM   #4
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Probably the browser user agent doing that. Chromium identifies itself as (probably) chromium and not chrome and certain web site require/ask for specific browsers by reading the user agent sent by your browser.

So, you can probably update the user agent in Chromium to simulate "chrome" or maybe download chrome for Linux in a package format your distro uses. I have never installed. Chrome on Linux so can't speak to that.
 
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Old 12-21-2019, 01:55 AM   #5
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i tried apt list chrome* and apropos chrome* and neither came back with anything that looked like the browser. i haven't used it with bodhi or in linux either. it looks like you might have to grab the deb and install it with dpkg or gdebi: https://itsfoss.com/install-chrome-ubuntu/
 
Old 12-21-2019, 09:03 AM   #6
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Change your user agent

https://www.maketecheasier.com/chang...-firefox-edge/
https://winaero.com/blog/change-user-agent-chrome/
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...jiklpkjnoahfmg

Chrome also has switches for that.
Code:
--user-agent
--enable-request-tablet-site
--use-mobile-user-agent
Code:
agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.1; x86_64; rv:69.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/69.0"

chrome --user-agent "$agent" http://somewhere.com
 
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Old 12-21-2019, 10:53 AM   #7
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Thanks. Very helpful.
 
  


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