Howto run chrome on FreeBSD 7.0

So as i promised you in my last post (actually posted from chrome!) here is how i managed to get chrome running on FreeBSD. Actually this time around it was simple… The secret key lies in the new 1.1.4 version of wine released today.

Step by step follows…

First install wine 1.1.4:

% wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.1.4.tar.bz2
% tar xfz http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.1.4.tar.bz2
% cd wine-1.1.1

(I had some problems with wineinstall so i did a manual installation)

% ./configure
% gmake depend
% gmake
% gmake install

Now wine is updated, lets do the magic for wine.

(And remember to take a backup of .wine before trying this, or as i do below hide your .wine and install fresh in a new .wine)

% cd ~
% rm winetricks
% wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks
% mv .wine .wine.old
% sh winetricks msxml3 corefonts firefox flash winxp

So now you can let firefow install chrome for you, just go to chrome.google.com and install it directly from their webpage!

When done quit firefox and run chrome with this command:

wine ".wine/drive_c/windows/profiles/$USER/Local Settings/Application
      Data/Google/Chrome/Application/chrome.exe" --no-sandbox --new-http

Thats all to it now when the wine crew has fixed wine!

  1. 7 Responses to “Howto run chrome on FreeBSD 7.0”

  2. Thank you for your information! I’m running Chrome on FreeBSD now.
    And wine-1.1.4 appeared on the ports.

    >% cd wine-1.1.1
    Is this a typo?

    By Jin on Sep 7, 2008

  3. it’s like pull porsche after tractor :(

    By gomecz on Sep 11, 2008

  4. geez, just use the windows if you are that desperate

    By jay destro on Sep 12, 2008

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