Difference between revisions of "Funtoo Linux Web Browsers"

(Created page with "Funtoo Linux offers a number of possibilities when it comes to Web browsers. This page is intended to give you an overview of what is available, their various trade-offs, and ...")
 
(Google Chrome (binary))
Line 3: Line 3:
 
== Google Chrome (binary) ==
 
== Google Chrome (binary) ==
  
The Google Chrome (binary) ebuild is <tt>www-client/google-chrome</tt>. Google Chrome is a very good Web browser. The binary build has quite a few advantages:
+
The Google Chrome (binary) ebuild is <tt>www-client/google-chrome</tt>. Google Chrome is a very good Web browser. This browser is a great option for those who want a full-featured browser up and running quickly without a lot of complication.
  
 
==== Advantages ====
 
==== Advantages ====
Line 15: Line 15:
 
* It's based on a binary for Debian systems, and sometimes depends on outdated versions of ebuilds to run.
 
* It's based on a binary for Debian systems, and sometimes depends on outdated versions of ebuilds to run.
 
* The stable build of Google Chrome (<tt>www-client/google-chrome</tt>) has a bug where the text in the address bar "wiggles" as you type.
 
* The stable build of Google Chrome (<tt>www-client/google-chrome</tt>) has a bug where the text in the address bar "wiggles" as you type.
 +
 +
=== Google Chrome Installatoin ===
 +
 +
As root, you first need to accept the Google Chrome license, as follows:
 +
 +
<console>
 +
# ##i##emerge google-chrome --autounmask-write
 +
</console>
 +
 +
Now, run <tt>etc-update</tt> and accept the changes made to <tt>/etc/portage/package.license</tt>. Now, emerge:
 +
 +
<console>
 +
# ##i##emerge -a google-chrome
 +
</console>

Revision as of 20:35, 12 March 2014

Funtoo Linux offers a number of possibilities when it comes to Web browsers. This page is intended to give you an overview of what is available, their various trade-offs, and also provide tutorial-style instructions on how to set them up so they offer full functionality.

Google Chrome (binary)

The Google Chrome (binary) ebuild is www-client/google-chrome. Google Chrome is a very good Web browser. This browser is a great option for those who want a full-featured browser up and running quickly without a lot of complication.

Advantages

  • It's very fast to install, because it does not need to be built from source.
  • It includes support for Adobe Flash and PDF viewing built-in, which works right away with no additional configuration.
  • It works well with PulseAudio with no additional configuration required.

Disadvantages

  • It's based on a binary for Debian systems, and sometimes depends on outdated versions of ebuilds to run.
  • The stable build of Google Chrome (www-client/google-chrome) has a bug where the text in the address bar "wiggles" as you type.

Google Chrome Installatoin

As root, you first need to accept the Google Chrome license, as follows:

# emerge google-chrome --autounmask-write

Now, run etc-update and accept the changes made to /etc/portage/package.license. Now, emerge:

# emerge -a google-chrome