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I downloaded a rar archive from https://download-chromium.appspot.com/ but I can't seem to install it properly, or even get it to work. I had no problem on Windows but on Linux I do not have a clue what is wrong.

I also tried adding the repository with sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chromium-daily/stable but this is for Chrome.

My question is, how to install Chromium on Linux?

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What Linux are you using? That ppa is for Ubuntu only. –  terdon Jul 6 '13 at 18:45
    
Also, what makes you think the PPA is for chrome? It seems to be for chromium. –  terdon Jul 6 '13 at 19:20
    
What system? Linux is just a kernel, there is no set way of installing things. –  handuel Jul 6 '13 at 20:30
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Try:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:a-v-shkop/chromium
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

Or here

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is this the dev build? –  Hristo Jul 6 '13 at 18:32
    
It's the stable, but unofficial. –  matan129 Jul 6 '13 at 18:35
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The details depend on the Linux distribution you are using but most should have official chromium packages:

  • Debian/Ubuntu (and all its variants)/LMDE

    The package is in the main repository, you should be able to install with

    sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
    
  • Fedora (source) (and I would guess RHEL and CentOS)

    Download the repo file from from http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium-stable/fedora-chromium-stable.repo and drop it in /etc/yum.repos.d as root user.

    Use PackageKit or run the following command

    sudo yum install chromium -y
    
  • Arch (as root)

    Again, the package is in the main repositories, install it with

    packman -S chromium
    

    For all other distributions, follow the instructions on the chromium project's webpage.

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+1 for not assuming OP uses ubuntu. –  handuel Jul 6 '13 at 20:31
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