June 30, 2009

Quickly testing Google Chrome binary on openSUSE

Get the deb package from the developer release site.

Unpack the deb:

ar x google-chrome-unstable_current_i386.deb
lzma -d data.tar.lzma
tar xpvf data.tar

Now you got a opt directory in the current directory with the full tree. Go to the Chrome directory.

cd opt/google/chrome

Symlink the libraries:

ln -s /usr/lib/libnss3.so ./libnss3.so.1d
ln -s /usr/lib/libnssutil3.so ./libnssutil3.so.1d
ln -s /usr/lib/libsmime3.so ./libsmime3.so.1d
ln -s /usr/lib/libssl3.so ./libssl3.so.1d
ln -s /usr/lib/libplds4.so ./libplds4.so.0d
ln -s /usr/lib/libplc4.so ./libplc4.so.0d
ln -s /usr/lib/libnspr4.so ./libnspr4.so.0d

Run it and enjoy!. Be sure to read about privacy features of this preview release.

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$PWD ./google-chrome