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I need to install chrome in a dedicated centos server where I only access via ssh, it doesn't have X or any windows graphical stuff.

I need it to be able to pack extensions using google-chrome --pack-extension.

I tried adding this to /etc/yum.repos.d/google.repo

name=google-chrome - 32-bit

And then yum install google-chrome-stable, but there's a huge list of dependencies problems:

How can I install chrome without breaking anything else?


Ok, I installed perl-CGI from .rpm because yum couldn't find it, now dependencies resolve and it show me this list of packages to install:

Dependencies Resolved

 Package                                                         Arch                                        Version                                                                Repository                                          Size
 google-chrome-stable                                            x86_64                                      19.0.1084.52-138391                                                    google-chrome                                       35 M
Installing for dependencies:
 ConsoleKit                                                      x86_64                                      0.4.1-3.el6                                                            base                                                82 k
 ConsoleKit-libs                                                 x86_64                                      0.4.1-3.el6                                                            base                                                17 k
 GConf2                                                          x86_64                                      2.28.0-6.el6                                                           base                                               964 k
 ORBit2                                                          x86_64                                      2.14.17-3.1.el6                                                        base                                               168 k
 bc                                                              x86_64                                      1.06.95-1.el6                                                          base                                               110 k
 cdparanoia-libs                                                 x86_64                                      10.2-5.1.el6                                                           base                                                47 k
 cups                                                            x86_64                                      1:1.4.2-44.el6_2.3                                                     updates                                            2.3 M
 dbus                                                            x86_64                                      1:1.2.24-5.el6_1                                                       base                                               207 k
 desktop-file-utils                                              x86_64                                      0.15-9.el6                                                             base                                                47 k
 ed                                                              x86_64                                      1.1-3.3.el6                                                            base                                                72 k
 eggdbus                                                         x86_64                                      0.6-3.el6                                                              base                                                91 k
 foomatic                                                        x86_64                                      4.0.4-1.el6_1.1                                                        base                                               251 k
 foomatic-db                                                     noarch                                      4.0-7.20091126.el6                                                     base                                               980 k
 foomatic-db-filesystem                                          noarch                                      4.0-7.20091126.el6                                                     base                                               4.4 k
 foomatic-db-ppds                                                noarch                                      4.0-7.20091126.el6                                                     base                                                19 M
 ghostscript                                                     x86_64                                      8.70-11.el6_2.6                                                        updates                                            4.4 M
 ghostscript-fonts                                               noarch                                      5.50-23.1.el6                                                          base                                               751 k
 gstreamer                                                       x86_64                                      0.10.29-1.el6                                                          base                                               764 k
 gstreamer-plugins-base                                          x86_64                                      0.10.29-1.el6                                                          base                                               942 k
 gstreamer-tools                                                 x86_64                                      0.10.29-1.el6                                                          base                                                23 k
 iso-codes                                                       noarch                                      3.16-2.el6                                                             base                                               2.4 M
 lcms-libs                                                       x86_64                                      1.19-1.el6                                                             base                                               100 k
 libIDL                                                          x86_64                                      0.8.13-2.1.el6                                                         base                                                83 k
 libXScrnSaver                                                   x86_64                                      1.2.0-1.el6                                                            base                                                19 k
 libXfont                                                        x86_64                                      1.4.1-2.el6_1                                                          base                                               128 k
 libXv                                                           x86_64                                      1.0.5-1.el6                                                            base                                                21 k
 libfontenc                                                      x86_64                                      1.0.5-2.el6                                                            base                                                24 k
 libgudev1                                                       x86_64                                      147-2.40.el6                                                           base                                                59 k
 libmng                                                          x86_64                                      1.0.10-4.1.el6                                                         base                                               165 k
 libogg                                                          x86_64                                      2:1.1.4-2.1.el6                                                        base                                                21 k
 liboil                                                          x86_64                                      0.3.16-4.1.el6                                                         base                                               121 k
 libtheora                                                       x86_64                                      1:1.1.0-2.el6                                                          base                                               129 k
 libvisual                                                       x86_64                                      0.4.0-9.1.el6                                                          base                                               135 k
 libvorbis                                                       x86_64                                      1:1.2.3-4.el6_2.1                                                      updates                                            168 k
 mailx                                                           x86_64                                      12.4-6.el6                                                             base                                               234 k
 man                                                             x86_64                                      1.6f-29.el6                                                            base                                               263 k
 mesa-libGLU                                                     x86_64                                      7.11-3.el6                                                             base                                               201 k
 nvidia-graphics195.30-libs                                      x86_64                                      195.30-120.el6                                                         atrpms                                              13 M
 openjpeg-libs                                                   x86_64                                      1.3-7.el6                                                              base                                                59 k
 pax                                                             x86_64                                      3.4-10.1.el6                                                           base                                                69 k
 phonon-backend-gstreamer                                        x86_64                                      1:4.6.2-20.el6                                                         base                                               125 k
 polkit                                                          x86_64                                      0.96-2.el6_0.1                                                         base                                               158 k
 poppler                                                         x86_64                                      0.12.4-3.el6_0.1                                                       base                                               557 k
 poppler-data                                                    noarch                                      0.4.0-1.el6                                                            base                                               2.2 M
 poppler-utils                                                   x86_64                                      0.12.4-3.el6_0.1                                                       base                                                73 k
 portreserve                                                     x86_64                                      0.0.4-4.el6_1.1                                                        base                                                22 k
 qt                                                              x86_64                                      1:4.6.2-20.el6                                                         base                                               4.0 M
 qt-sqlite                                                       x86_64                                      1:4.6.2-20.el6                                                         base                                                50 k
 qt-x11                                                          x86_64                                      1:4.6.2-20.el6                                                         base                                                12 M
 qt3                                                             x86_64                                      3.3.8b-30.el6                                                          base                                               3.5 M
 redhat-lsb                                                      x86_64                                      4.0-3.el6.centos                                                       base                                                24 k
 redhat-lsb-graphics                                             x86_64                                      4.0-3.el6.centos                                                       base                                                12 k
 redhat-lsb-printing                                             x86_64                                      4.0-3.el6.centos                                                       base                                                11 k
 sgml-common                                                     noarch                                      0.6.3-32.el6                                                           base                                                43 k
 time                                                            x86_64                                      1.7-37.1.el6                                                           base                                                26 k
 tmpwatch                                                        x86_64                                      2.9.16-4.el6                                                           base                                                31 k
 xdg-utils                                                       noarch                                      1.0.2-17.20091016cvs.el6                                               base                                                58 k
 xml-common                                                      noarch                                      0.6.3-32.el6                                                           base                                               9.5 k
 xorg-x11-font-utils                                             x86_64                                      1:7.2-11.el6                                                           base                                                75 k
 xz                                                              x86_64                                      4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6                                       base                                               137 k
 xz-lzma-compat                                                  x86_64                                      4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6                                       base                                                16 k

Transaction Summary
Install      62 Package(s)

Is it safe to continue and install all that or could I break something already installed?

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Why? What good is a browser on a headless cli-only server? –  EEAA Jun 2 '12 at 18:29
@ErikA 'I need it to be able to pack extensions using google-chrome --pack-extension.' –  usjes Jun 2 '12 at 18:31
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You're going to be very hard pressed to find a pre-built copy of chrome that doesn't depend on world+dog, because let's face it -- the number of people who aren't going to want a GUI copy of a web browser is really, really small.

Assuming that Chrome even can be built without GUI dependencies (quite a sizeable ask), you're pretty guaranteed to have to do it yourself.

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Since there is mentions of x86_64, I imagine you have a 64bit version of CentOS installed. Try using http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64 instead. Then yum clean all. Then try installing chrome.

Your old post said

Packages skipped because of dependency problems

But it now says

Dependencies Resolved.

It is safe to install, since it is not updating any packages. Even then, it would be relatively safe.

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Thanks, this is a new server and i always used 32b so I didn't notice that. i tried with the x64 version but i still get the same huge dependencies error list. –  usjes Jun 2 '12 at 18:36
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