But this is not only a Google #fail, it is also Fedora #fail because every other distro does package Chromium and Fedora users are left out.
There are two ways you can install Chromium, the wrong way that
Wrong way of installing Chromium on Fedora is via Tom Callaway’s chromium.repo because you will get unstable Chromium 11 that has lots of stabillity issus and crashes all the time, instead of stable Chromium 10.
I have tested versions 8-11 of Chromium and they all work stable and fast, except Chromium 11 which is still in beta. I’m not sure why Tom doesn’t ditch beta and starts building rpm packages from stable version but until he does that you should avoid his repo like the plaque.
Fuduntu Fedora remix guys have packaged stable version of Chromium 10 and used Mandriva source package as their base. I have tested their rpm package of Chromium and it is rock solid.
You should be aware that Fuduntu repo has lots of other system packages, so just to be sure it is best to exclude all other packages so that they don’t mess up your Fedora system in some way.
You can create fuduntu repo manually:
cat >> /etc/yum.repos.d/fuduntu.repo << EOF
name=Fuduntu $releasever - $basearch
or download fuduntu.repo and just copy it to your /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory
After that just install Chromium via yum or GUI Add/Remove packages app. I prefer yum:
yum install chromium-browser-stable
Soon to be released Fusion 14.1 will include stable Chromium 10.
Update: All previous issues have been resolved and now this guide is 100% working on Fedora, Fusion Linux and all other Fedora Remixes. Thanks to Fewt and Fuduntu team for removing their release notes from chomium package dependencies.
In the meantime since first writing this post Google Chrome and Chromium versions have changed, version 11 is now considered stable and 12 unstable.
UPDATE: If Chromium doesn’t start after install then it is probably because selinux is preventing it to start. I reported this bug any with soon update it should all work out of the box. UPDATE 2:
Fuduntu team has just updated their Chromium package and it has new dependency – fuduntu-release and that could make your fedora into fuduntu, which is maybe not what you want, any maybe even break some stuff, so be careful.
If you wan’t to try it out then you need remove “includepkgs=chromium*” line and install all dependencies from fuduntu repo.