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I intalled Linux Mint 10 and would like to use it instead of Windows as a desktop OS. The first thing I would like to do is to install the Chromium web browser.

So I start Software Manager and then goes to Chromium and there is a button Install that I click on. The the progress bar at the bottom of the Software Manager goes up to 5% before it goes down to 0 againg, and nothings happens.

How do I install Chromium using Software Manager or any other graphical software in Linux Mint 10?


The reason to do it only by using graphical tools, was to compare the usability with Windows. Now I tested the commands that NES suggested, sudo apt-get install chromium-browser but it failed with this messages:

Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/universe chromium-browser-inspector all 7.0.517.41~r62167-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.169 80]
Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/universe chromium-browser-inspector all 7.0.517.41~r62167-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.37 80]
Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/universe chromium-browser amd64 7.0.517.41~r62167-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.37 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/c/chromium-browser/chromium-browser-inspector_7.0.517.41~r62167-0ubuntu0.10.10.1_all.deb  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.37 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/c/chromium-browser/chromium-browser_7.0.517.41~r62167-0ubuntu0.10.10.1_amd64.deb  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.37 80]
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
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you probably want to check the log, or use a command line (BTW it's not that scary) and post the output –  phunehehe Dec 29 '10 at 0:32
    
did you follow the advice: E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing? Are there problems with your internet connection? –  NES Dec 29 '10 at 21:09
    
@NES: No, I didn't. But I did it now, and it works fine. Thanks. –  Jonas Dec 29 '10 at 21:21
    
Would you kindly untag this 'debian'? –  jmtd Jan 24 '11 at 13:43
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I am having the same problem. Anyone have any other ideas? –  user4534 Feb 7 '11 at 6:43

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give the installation via terminal a try:

  1. open terminal

  2. run the command: sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

alternatively you can add the chromium repository via commandline to your sources like this and install it from there:

  1. open terminal

  2. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chromium-daily/stable

  3. sudo apt-get update

  4. sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

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Thanks, I tried with the first command but it failed. See my update. I don't want to use private repositories, but thanks anyway. I can live with Firefox. –  Jonas Dec 29 '10 at 18:21
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Did you run sudo apt-get update first? –  Falmarri Dec 29 '10 at 22:43
    
@Falmarri Thanks running sudo apt-get update fixed it for me. –  Mr. Bungle May 26 at 13:57

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