Install Latest Chromium Browser in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10/10.04

While canonical does not provide updates for Chromium web browser, it is always old in Ubuntu Software Center. This simple tutorial is going to show you how to install the latest stable or development version of Chromium web browser and keep up-to-date in Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04, 11.10, 11.04, 10.04 using PPA.

To get started:

Hit Ctrl+Alt+T to launch a terminal window.

  • To install the latest stable version, copy and paste this command and hit enter to add the PPA:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:a-v-shkop/chromium

  • To install the latest development version, paste this one into terminal and hit enter:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:a-v-shkop/chromium-dev

Then update and install Chromium from PPA, and keep up to date:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

(Optional) To Uninstall:

First install ppa-purge in Ubuntu Software Center, or using this command:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

Then remove the ppa and downgrade Chromium to original version in Ubuntu repository.

sudo ppa-purge ppa:a-v-shkop/chromium

or:

sudo ppa-purge ppa:a-v-shkop/chromium-dev

Enjoy!

3 Comments

  1. nimd4 says:

    It’s a little bit insane to install a web browser from an untrusted source. Where can we vote to ban Chromium from Launchpad / Ubuntu?..;) :)

    The reason I ask is because the ‘alternatives’ ( http://askubuntu.com/questions/169874/active-ppa-for-latest-stable-chromium ) are as equally ridiculous.

    To build Chromium locally would be the same as making my bed in the morning, which quite frankly ain’t happening.

    (Reposted my comment, from another blog)

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