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Feature #818

Install Chromium on Debian (PowerPC)

Added by Daniel Curtis over 1 year ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:
Suspended
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
Workstation
Target version:
Start date:
06/17/2016
Due date:
% Done:

50%

Estimated time:
0.50 h
Spent time:

Description

While repurposing an old G5 I had laying around, I decided to put Debian 8 on it. When I went to install Chromium I found that it is not in the package repository.

Luckily the package can still be built from source using apt-get.

  • Install git:
    apt-get install git
    

Install depot_tools

  • Make a temporary bin directory:
    mkdir ~/bin && cd ~/bin
    
  • Fetch depot_tools:
    git clone https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/tools/depot_tools.git
    
  • Add depot_tools to your PATH:
    export PATH=`pwd`/depot_tools:"$PATH" 
    

Build V8

  • Create a git directory:
    mkdir ~/git && cd ~/git
    
  • Clone the v8ppc code:
    git clone https://github.com/ibmruntimes/v8ppc.git
    

Build Chromium

  • Build Chromium from source using apt-get:
    apt-get build-dep chromium
    apt-get source chromium
    

NOTE: Chromium currently will not build on PowerPC due to lack of support for the V8 javascript engine. There appears to be a port of V8 to PowerPC, but I haven't yet tested it.

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#1 Updated by Daniel Curtis over 1 year ago

  • Tracker changed from Support to Feature
  • Description updated (diff)
  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • % Done changed from 0 to 50

#2 Updated by Daniel Curtis over 1 year ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Status changed from In Progress to Suspended

#3 Updated by Daniel Curtis over 1 year ago

  • Description updated (diff)

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