In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps for installing and configuring Chromium on CentOS 8. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with
sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.
Chromium is an open-source Web browser project started by Google, to provide the source code for the proprietary Google Chrome browser. Google Chrome is a closed source and collects statistics on the use of the browser, and the Chromium version is open source.
- Operating System with CentOS 8
- Server IPv4 Address with Superuser Privileges (Root Access)
- Gnome Terminal for Linux Desktop
- PuTTy SSH client for Windows or macOS
- Powershell for Windows 10/11
- Familiar with DNF Commands
Install Chromium on CentOS 8
Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.
sudo dnf install epel-release sudo dnf update
Step 2. Installation Chromium on the CentOS system.
- Install Chromium via Snap.
Now enable snaps on CentOS:
sudo yum install snapd sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
Next, install Chromium using the following command below:
sudo snap install chromium
- Install Chromium via default repository CentOS.
To install Chromium on CentOS 8, just do it with
dnf the install command:
sudo dnf install chromium
- Install Chrome via the official repository.
Add google chrome repository to the system:
sudo gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo
Next, add the following file:
[google-chrome] name=google-chrome baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/$basearch enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
dnf the command below to install Chromium on the CentOS system:
sudo dnf install google-chrome-stable
Step 3. Launch the Chromium Browser.
You can start the Chromium browser either from the command line by typing chromium-browser or from the Applications overview search.
That’s all you need to do to install Chromium on CentOS 8. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on Chromium’s free and open-source web browsers, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.