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    [solved] F-16: Cannot add fedora-chromium-stable repo to repo list

    I have a bit of experience with fedora, but not a lot. At the moment I am running Linux home03 3.1.1-1.fc16.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Nov 11 21:47:56 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux. I am using the Gnome-3 desktop. Not sure what I think of it, honestly.

    Problem: After trying to add the google-chromium browser I decided the problem had to be that I did not have a repository enabled that contains it. Fedora handles its repositories in an altogether different way than Debian, so I first had to learn about that. I next found a very helpful post from Leigh1234 in which he advises:

    # Place this file in your /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory

    [fedora-chromium-stable]
    name=Builds of the "stable" tag of the Chromium Web Browser
    baseurl=http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-stable/fedora-$releasever/$basearch/
    enabled=1
    skip_if_unavailable=1
    gpgcheck=0

    [fedora-chromium-stable-source]
    name=Builds of the "stable" tag of the Chromium Web Browser - Source
    baseurl=http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-stable/fedora-$releasever/SRPMS
    enabled=0
    skip_if_unavailable=1
    gpgcheck=0

    So I tried to do that, creating a file named fedora-chromium-stable. If I do yum repolist I see that file listed in /etc/yum/repos.d, which is where I understand it should be.

    Problem: Whether I use yum or add/remove software I cannot find the chrome browser.

    OK, I have missed something. Can a kind person add to my fedora education?

    BTW, fedora 16 is looking very good indeed on my laptop. Everything seems to work, system appears to be quite stable. Well done!
    Last edited by Bill_KY; 30th November 2011 at 11:41 PM. Reason: problem solved!

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    Re: F-16: Cannot add fedora-chromium-stable repo to repo list

    The Chrome browser is from Google and the chromium browser is the open source (almost) equivalent that Chrome is based on. That repo will give you Chromium. If you want the Google version you need to get it from Google. Download the rpm file and install it. It will set up the Google repo for you.

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    Re: F-16: Cannot add fedora-chromium-stable repo to repo list

    Thank you! The open-source version would be fine. So I'l give it another try and see what happens.

    ---------- Post added at 05:39 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:19 PM ----------

    Well you taught me something, ozjd. Searching for the free version did not work so I downloded the .rpm file. I have almost never done an installation save through the repositories for the Linux I was running. So I wondered just how this might work.

    For anyone else having to do this let me just say this is as easy as one can imagine. Fedora's automated installation routine seems very well worked out indeed!

    You know I think Fedora 16 might be making a convert.

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    Re: F-16: Cannot add fedora-chromium-stable repo to repo list

    'yum install chromium' should have worked.

    Just reread your original post. The file needs to be named /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-chromium-stable.repo

    You can have both Chrome and Chromium installed. They don't conflict.

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    Re: F-16: Cannot add fedora-chromium-stable repo to repo list

    Correct. I had not noticed the .repo extension on every file in that folder so I made a very simple mistake.

    Thanks for catching it!

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