As a follow-up to someone else's question here I was wondering if someone could help me by walking me through an install of ungoogled chromium via binaries. I am a total ubuntu newbie, and most of you will probably laugh but where do I start? Here are the binaries, as another user pointed out, in aforementioned question.

I tried building this locally following their instructions (github), but I think because I have an older machine (8gb RAM) I ran up against a wall, computer froze twice.

I also have tried dpkg-buildpackage -b -uc in the directory where I've downloaded all these binaries - and a ton of researching.

Which files do I need from that binaries list, where should I put them, and how to install from them?

Thanks for your time!

  • Setting aside the computer freezing issue—and assuming, say, x64—the binaries consist of a .buildinfo, .changes, and a number of .deb files (common, driver, I10n, shell, etc). I suspect there's some confusion about how to install in this environment. – Pat W. Apr 10 '19 at 21:40
  • Just to be sure to understand the question. You DID follow the instructions for Ubuntu, didn't you? There are two alternative ways of doing the installation, either via installing the .deb packages OR via compiling. Which one of the two are you trying to follow? – dadexix86 Apr 10 '19 at 22:00
  • If you want the program to be available to all users, you could use cd /usr/local/bin, then download the binaries there using sudo wget followed by the url for each. Then install them using sudo dpkg -i ungoogled-chromium_*.deb ungoogled-chromium-common_*.deb. If you want to install the driver, l10n, and shell, then just add those to your dpkg -i list above. – Pat W. Apr 18 '19 at 20:16

If you want to install one of these binaries, you just need to download the latest one:

wget https://github.com/riyad/ungoogled-chromium-binaries/releases/download/71.0.3578.98-2/ungoogled-chromium-common_71.0.3578.98-2.cosmic_amd64.deb

And then, install it using:

sudo apt install ./ungoogled-chromium-common_71.0.3578.98-2.cosmic_amd64.deb

Good luck.

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