Since the Chromium PPA is no longer maintained, for those of us preferring to use Chromium over Chrome, we have two options:
- Build and Install from Source
- Download either 'beta' or daily builds (in a zip file)
Unfortunately for me, option 1 is overly complicated. I know how to compile most any other applications in Ubuntu but I've never been able to get chromium to build correctly.
I am currently using option 2. In Chromium I have the Chromium Updater installed (Chromium Updater from Chrome Web Store). This gives me quick access to the most recent 64bit versions.
Once downloaded, I install to
/home/myuser/opt/chrome-linux. From this directory I can run the
chrome binary. It works perfectly except for the fact that I cannot get it to act as my default browser.
I've tried, as root, installing the binary in
/opt/chrome-linux/ with a symbolic link to the
chrome binary in
/usr/bin. Unfortunately, this doesn't work as a non root user.
So my question is - How do I properly install a downloaded Chromium zip build so that it's listed as an option for the default browser?