How can I install Google Chrome on OpenBSD?

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Chrome has been in OpenBSD's ports tree since at least OpenBSD 4.8.

$ doas pkg_add chromium

Should do the trick, assuming your /etc/installurl file is correct or your PKG_PATH environment variable is properly set.

For more information on ports/packages, see here: OpenBSD Packages and Ports System

  • Any known issues with Chrome? do you happen to know if it works with AwesomeWM?
    – Justin
    Commented Apr 7, 2011 at 19:25
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    @Justin: No major issues while I've been using it. I don't know if it works with AwesomeWM... I use cwm, and it works fine there.
    – gabe.
    Commented Apr 7, 2011 at 22:20
  • @gabe.: Does plucking tabs out of a window and back again work four you in cwm? They don't want to snap back in for me.
    – Matej
    Commented Apr 26, 2016 at 14:26
  • @Matej -- nope, doesn't work for me either!
    – gabe.
    Commented Oct 11, 2016 at 19:34

I am just revising the answer for OpenBSD 6.3 which uses 'doas' instead of 'sudo':

  1. modify doas.conf

permit nopass as root

  1. Execute the pkg_add for to install chromium

doas pkg_add -v chromium

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    Your doas.conf has a syntax error (it lacks the identity to permit switching to root as). A sufficient doas.ronf may have the line permit persist setenv { -ENV PS1=$DOAS_PS1 SSH_AUTH_SOCK } :wheel (allows all wheel group users to switch to root). Not requiring passwords at all is a bit lazy, IMHO.
    – Kusalananda
    Commented Sep 18, 2018 at 6:25

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