I want to install Chromium 72.0.3626.121. What is the procedure?

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    What have you tried so far? – K7AAY May 8 '20 at 16:56

https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/master/docs/linux/build_instructions.md provides the procedure.

Install depot_tools by cloning the depot_tools repository:

git clone https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/tools/depot_tools.git

Add depot_tools to the end of your PATH (you will probably want to put this in your ~/.bashrc or ~/.zshrc). Assuming you cloned depot_tools to /path/to/depot_tools:

export PATH="$PATH:/path/to/depot_tools"

When cloning depot_tools to your home directory do not use ~ on PATH, otherwise gclient runhooks will fail to run. Rather, you should use either $HOME or the absolute path:

export PATH="$PATH:${HOME}/depot_tools"

Get the code for 72.0.3626.121 with

mkdir ~/chromium && cd ~/chromium && fetch --nohooks --no-history chromium 

install additional build dependencies with


run the hooks with

gclient runhooks

set up the build with

gn gen out/Default

paying attention to modifications for faster builds if you wish, then build Chromium with

autoninja -C out/Default chrome
  • not cleared,can you please provide commands to install Chromium 72.0.3626.121 so that i can execute directly because i am new in this. – prathamesh yemul May 8 '20 at 17:15
  • What happens when you install the depot tools? When you got the code? Install the additional build dependencies? Ran the hooks? Set up the build? Built it? Please click edit and add the results for each step in your question. – K7AAY May 8 '20 at 17:36
  • fetch command takes too much time – prathamesh yemul May 8 '20 at 18:18

Just follow along

  1. wget https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+archive/72.0.3626.121.tar.gz this is the source file that you want

  2. Configure it after you go through the INSTALL / README - each source is very different. This will tell you how ready your system is with configuration, dependencies and libraries

  3. If you get an error youre in luck - you know exactly the dep/lib missing. Get after figuring this dependency/library - start a new google search adn figure how to install it. One of the easiest configurations and installs from source is the CMAKE program - you will probably never fail in installing from source.

  4. Once config is done - you only need to make. Make is a command so just use make - but ./makefile should be used with an executable file. Id follow what the README says

  5. You can use checkinstall if you want to manage your package with a package manager. I would.

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