Raspberry Pi: Installing Google Chromium/Chrome on Raspbian Jessie

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In one of my previous articles I covered on how to turn your Raspberry Pi into an kiosk style display board using Chromium under wheezy. The problem for Jessie, is that Chromium does not (just checked.. Not there) exist in the package repository for Raspbian. This means you cannot use apt-get to install it.

But, fortunately for us, there is another way to do this.

This guide is thanks to Conor O’Neill. I found this article in the past and have used it multiple times, and its only fair to give him credit, and as a ‘reporter’ of things, its responsible to cite sources.

First, you have to do the usual setup on Raspbian.. Make sure you have the latest updates for your Pi.

sudo apt-get update

Next, run each of the following lines:

wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libg/libgcrypt11/libgcrypt11_1.5.0-5+deb7u4_armhf.deb
wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/218525709/chromium-browser_45.0.2454.85-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1097_armhf.deb
wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/218525711/chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_45.0.2454.85-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1097_armhf.deb
sudo dpkg -i libgcrypt11_1.5.0-5+deb7u4_armhf.deb
sudo dpkg -i chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_45.0.2454.85-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1097_armhf.deb
sudo dpkg -i chromium-browser_45.0.2454.85-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1097_armhf.deb

Originally the links are little different, showing ‘deb7u3’ however, in the comments the recommend to change them to ‘deb7u4’ and all will be good, which in my test was the case. Keep an eye on the comments if this didn’t work for you.

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