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Fishboyfive
8th January 2013, 04:21 AM
i goto google.com and download chrome for fedora and i am not allowed to install it

what the @#$# is that about

trekkie690
8th January 2013, 04:36 AM
which fedora are you using? How did you try to install it? is it a rpm or the source code you had to comple?

marko
8th January 2013, 04:52 AM
I downloaded the rpm file from google.com and ran check on it and got a bad checksum... Maybe the file on there is corrupted?

I did:


rpm -K --nosignature google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm: sha1 MD5 NOT OK

trekkie690
8th January 2013, 05:01 AM
the md5 being bad means its corrupt did you try to download again? if not try again.

you can always do yum localinstall google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

i check and i got a clean file when i downloaded it. might be the server you downloaded it from. you know world wide company has the same thing on multiple computers across the world

Fishboyfive
8th January 2013, 05:14 AM
fedora 18 and downloaded for a 3rd time the error i get is

Public key for google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm is not installed

absurd i cant even install a browser

marko
8th January 2013, 05:32 AM
fedora 18 and downloaded for a 3rd time the error i get is

Public key for google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm is not installed

absurd i cant even install a browser


You need to have the google gpg key installed, see here (the link is for Fedora 17 but will work the
same on Fedora 18)

http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f17.html#yum



1. Install Google Chrome YUM Repository
[mirandam@charon Download]$ wget http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/files/google-chrome.repo
[mirandam@charon Download]$ sudo (http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f17.html#sudo) cp ./google-chrome.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo
[mirandam@charon Download]$ sudo rpm --import https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
2. Install Google Chrome
[mirandam@charon Download]$ sudo yum install google-chrome-stable
OR

you can skip the key and use "--nogpgcheck" (not suggested for general cases as it defeats security)


yum install --nogpgcheck google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

AdamW
8th January 2013, 08:37 AM
I'd heavily advise using spot's chromium repo, not the upstream packages. http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium/

unless you really need chrome rather than chromium.

jonnycat
8th January 2013, 08:48 AM
I had a similar problem installing Google Earth in OpenSUSE 12.2, with the GPG key of the repo showing up as being "unknown" (this was just a week ago, and for the time being I'm just not trusting it).

Paul_Vandenberg
8th January 2013, 02:12 PM
Adam, why do you advise using Chromium over Chrome?

Boricua
8th January 2013, 02:38 PM
I second Paul.

mtk
8th January 2013, 07:30 PM
ditto on the chromium over chrome question. details?

AdamW
8th January 2013, 10:52 PM
Not using chromium over chrome, especially, but packages built on Fedora, for Fedora, by an experienced Fedora contributor, are likely to be far better Fedora packages than anything Google spits out. I haven't looked, but I would expect the chrome 'package' from Google is just an ugly static build stuffed into an RPM.

solo2101
8th January 2013, 10:58 PM
I was able to install it with:


su
yum localinstall path-to-file

It resolved dependencies and everything...

Boricua
9th January 2013, 12:19 AM
Not using chromium over chrome, especially, but packages built on Fedora, for Fedora, by an experienced Fedora contributor, are likely to be far better Fedora packages than anything Google spits out. I haven't looked, but I would expect the chrome 'package' from Google is just an ugly static build stuffed into an RPM.

I understand. However, I experienced less trouble using Chrome unstable 25 than with Chromium stable 23. Anyway, I followed your advice and switched back to Chromium.:D

marko
9th January 2013, 07:25 AM
ditto on the chromium over chrome question. details?

these might help explain it:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Chromium

http://code.google.com/p/chromium/wiki/ChromiumBrowserVsGoogleChrome

vallimar
9th January 2013, 05:51 PM
If the chromium repo was kept more up-to-date, especially if there was an active unstable or at least beta build I would consider it.. but alas...