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03/06/2019

Install Chromium browser in Fedora 29 using dnf command



I am a new Fedora Linux user. I need to install and set up Chromium for testing purpose. How do I install Chromium browser in my Fedora Linux workstation?

Introduction – Chromium is a free and open source software created by Google. Chromium act as the upstream project for Google Chrome browser. The Chromium browser is directly available from official Fedora Linux repositories. Chromium web browser supports Vorbis, Theora, WebM and HTML5 audio and video standards, but does not include the non-free AAC, H.264, MP3 or Adobe Flash code that is found in Chrome. So it is a perfect choice to run it on Fedora Linux. This page shows how to install Chromium browser in Fedora 29 using the dnf command.

Install Chromium browser in Fedora Linux 29

The procedure to install Chromium browser is as follows:

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  1. Open the Terminal application or window.
  2. Search for Chromium package in Fedora, run: sudo dnf search chromium
  3. To install Chromium Web browser on Fedora Linux, run: sudo dnf install chromium
  4. Upgrade Chromium browser in Fedora Linux, run: sudo dnf upgrade chromium

Let us see all commands and example in details.

1. Installing Chromium browser on Fedora Linux 29 using dnf

Let us search for chromium package using the dnf command and grep command, run:
dnf search browser | grep -i chromium
OR
dnf search chromium

One can get detailed information about the package by running the following dnf command:
$ yum info chromium
Sample outputs:

Available Packages
Name         : chromium
Version      : 71.0.3578.98
Release      : 1.fc29
Arch         : x86_64
Size         : 31 M
Source       : chromium-71.0.3578.98-1.fc29.src.rpm
Repo         : updates
Summary      : A WebKit (Blink) powered web browser
URL          : http://www.chromium.org/Home
License      : BSD and LGPLv2+ and ASL 2.0 and IJG and MIT and GPLv2+ and ISC and OpenSSL and (MPLv1.1 or GPLv2 or LGPLv2)
Description  : Chromium is an open-source web browser, powered by WebKit (Blink).

Available Packages Name : chromium Version : 71.0.3578.98 Release : 1.fc29 Arch : x86_64 Size : 31 M Source : chromium-71.0.3578.98-1.fc29.src.rpm Repo : updates Summary : A WebKit (Blink) powered web browser URL : http://www.chromium.org/Home License : BSD and LGPLv2+ and ASL 2.0 and IJG and MIT and GPLv2+ and ISC and OpenSSL and (MPLv1.1 or GPLv2 or LGPLv2) Description : Chromium is an open-source web browser, powered by WebKit (Blink).

2. How to install Chromium in Fedora

Simply run the following sudo command along with dnf command:
$ sudo dnf install chromium

3. How to upgrade Chromium on Fedora Linux

Just to upgrade Chromium version, run:
$ sudo dnf upgrade chromium
OR upgrade everything including Chromium, run:
$ sudo dnf update -y

4. Test it

Type the command from terminal app or start it from GUI:
chromium-browser
chromium-browser url
chromium-browser https://sxi.io

Conclusion

You learned how to how to install and upgrade Chromium browser in Fedora Linux 29 using the dnf command line option. For more information see the official Chromium project home page here.

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