- September 5, 2008
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)
% gmake depend
% 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!