Is there a way to install and use Google Chrome on a Scientific Linux machine?

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    If there's no package for your distro, I guess not. You can build Chromium from source though.
    – tikend
    Commented Jan 29, 2015 at 9:43

2 Answers 2


Since Scientific Linux is based on RHEL, you can try to install Chrome using this manual. There's a script that automatically download and install latest Google Chrome browser by picking libraries from a more recent released distro and put those libraries in (/opt/google/chrome/lib) directory and then you can able to run Google Chrome.

To use it run:

# wget http://chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk/install_chrome.sh
# chmod u+x install_chrome.sh
# ./install_chrome.sh
  • @LoveLearning did it help?
    – kirill-a
    Commented Feb 3, 2015 at 15:11

You can always download the .rpm from the official download page, then install it, and you're ready to go. But to actually use it (newer versions), you need to do so on KDE Plasma as it's more stable there than in GNOME, at least until the devs fix this bug. Also see my question/answer.

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