March 1, 2016

How to install Chromium browser on Fedora 23

Chromium browser on Fedora 23
The Chromium browser is the open source version of Google Chrome browser and carries pretty much all the features that Chrome has and without any privacy issues.
Chromium is not available in the default repositories of Fedora yet. So it has to installed from a different repository.
The instructions are made available at the following page -
Setup the "spot" repository
Run the following command to setup the Chromium repository located at -
$ su -c "wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-chromium-stable.repo"
Install the key
$ sudo rpm --import
Install with dnf
Now install the chromium package with the dnf command. All necessary dependencies are also pulled in automatically.
$ sudo dnf install chromium
That should finish the job. Now you should be able to launch Chromium from the applications list.
Install flash on Chromium
One thing that remains incomplete is flash support. Chromium now uses Pepper API based plugins so the old NPAPI based flash plugins from Adobe will not work.
Google Chrome comes with the pepper flash plugin inbuilt, but Chromium does not include it. Pepper Flash for Fedora is available from 3rd party repositories like RussianFedora.
To get the flash player for Chromium, download the rpm file directly from the following url -
Extract the contents of the rpm using...

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