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Old 08-13-2016, 09:03 PM   #1
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Any slackbuild for Brave browser


Hi, anyone here has successfully installed Brave brower?

Couldn't find the slackbuild for Brave browser.

I did try to install the binary version but it cannot run the brave..

Below is the error :
cannot execute binary file: Exec format error

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Old 08-13-2016, 09:15 PM   #2
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Doesn't look like it, but you could grab the *.rpm and try using rpm2tgz.

I've used rpm2tgz several times and it worked each time.

I note that a raw binary is also available from the Brave website.

https://github.com/brave/browser-lap...inuxInstall.md

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Old 08-13-2016, 10:09 PM   #3
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I did try the rpm2tgz method. It doesn't work too..

I downloaded the rpm package and use rpm2tgz to convert to slackware package and then use the installpkg to install the package.

After having done that, i can see the entry "Brave" under the menu "Application | Internet" . But no brave browser pops out after clicking on it.

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Old 08-13-2016, 10:16 PM   #4
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#file brave

show me the following message:


Quote:
bash-4.3# file brave
brave: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, interpreter /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2, BuildID[sha1]=11f329db85754ef603d0be2617281cb37ac19a3d, stripped
bash-4.3#

When i try to check for the availability of /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 and it is not there.

Does the error " cannot execute binary file: Exec format error" have to do with the missing "/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2" ?

Thanks in advance for any suggestion.

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Old 08-13-2016, 10:35 PM   #5
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I was unable to duplicate this problem.

I just ran

Code:
wget -O brave.tar.bz2 https://laptop-updates.brave.com/latest/linux64
Then I decompressed the file, I cd'ed into the directory that decompressing the file created, and I was able to run Brave

Code:
./brave
and hit a website.

This was on my Slackware --Current 64-bit system.

Because I can't duplicate the problem, I can't offer any suggestions. I wish I could help more, but, being unable to duplicate the problem kind of gets in the way of doing so.

Last edited by frankbell; 08-13-2016 at 10:38 PM.
 
Old 08-13-2016, 10:56 PM   #6
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Quote:
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When i try to check for the availability of /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 and it is not there. Does the error " cannot execute binary file: Exec format error" have to do with the missing "/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2" ?
You've got 32 bit Slackware, but the Brave Linux packages are all 64 bit only. That's never going to work.
 
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Old 08-13-2016, 11:00 PM   #7
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Ops.. let me try it again..

Thanks for the super fast prompt reply.
 
Old 08-13-2016, 11:03 PM   #8
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Thanks, 55020. I should have caught that.
 
Old 08-14-2016, 12:12 AM   #9
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Big thanks to Frankbell and 55020..

Yes, it is due to 32-bit slackware..

It now works after i have just installed the 64-bit version. =)
 
Old 08-14-2016, 12:15 AM   #10
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Now it's time to make the desktop to look pretty.
 
Old 08-14-2016, 12:48 AM   #11
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Now it's time to make the desktop to look pretty.
...and mark this thread "SOLVED" ;-)
 
Old 08-14-2016, 03:34 AM   #12
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...and mark this thread "SOLVED" ;-)
Thanks for the reminder. Thought someone will do it.
 
Old 08-14-2016, 04:00 AM   #13
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I just did a quick and dirty SlackBuild for the brave browser.

As of today (August 14, 2016), the version is 0.11.dev

1. First download the appropriate version for your system:
wget -O brave-0.11.dev.tar.bz2 https://laptop-updates.brave.com/latest/linux
or
wget -O brave-0.11.dev.tar.bz2 https://laptop-updates.brave.com/latest/linux64

according to your architecture (32-bit for the former and 64-bit for the latter)

2. then download brave.SlackBuild and logo.png from
http://vonbiber.byethost17.com/slackware/tmp/brave/
 
Old 08-14-2016, 06:56 AM   #14
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Nice!
 
Old 08-14-2016, 03:48 PM   #15
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Looks like Brave no longer supports 32bit for Linux :-(
 
  


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