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12/13/09
Original Poster
xfabox

Installation directory in Google Chrome for Linux?

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I don't find the installation directory for the Linux version of Chrome (Chromium project). I need to know this information.
 
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Google Chrome version (type in about:version into the address bar):
 
Google Chrome 4.0.249.30 (Official Build 33928)
WebKit 532.5
V8 1.3.18.15
User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US) AppleWebKit/532.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/4.0.249.30 Safari/532.5
 
Operating System:
 
GNU/Linux Ubuntu 9.10
 
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trekker1969
12/13/09
trekker1969
the program downloads fine but does not start working right gives a list of things that have been downloaded when I click the icon to open google chrome
Bapabooiee
12/13/09
Bapabooiee
As you already probably know, program installations on Linux don't reside in a single directory. So you probably need to read-up on how the basic Linux directory hierarchy works.

In any case, where Chrome is installed depends, as it depends on your distro and which package you installed it from. But for my distro (Gentoo), Chromium is installed in the default way -- spread out in various folders in the /usr directory:

/usr/bin is where the `chromium' launcher is kept.
/usr/lib/chromium-browser is where all the binaries and data required for use by Chromium is kept -- that can essentially be considered where Chrome is really installed.
/usr/share is where the Application entry, and where the `man' entries are kept for Chrome.

But for some installations of Chrome, it's installed in /opt instead, rather than in the various directories in /usr. And like I said, it depends on which distro and which package you installed it in. But if you look around, you should be able to find it.

Also, since I know you're on a Debian-based system (which uses .deb files), you can find-out where the installed files for Chrome are. Just double-click the ".deb" file you used to install Chrome, and see if you can find a section that'll tell you all of the installed files. I'm not on Ubunutu or Debian right now, but I know it's there.

Now, as for where your user-specific data is kept, they reside in two locations:

/home/user/.config/chromium is where your user data is kept, just like on Windows.
/home/user/.cache/chromium is where Chrome's cache files are kept.

Hope this helps!
12/13/09
Original Poster
xfabox
Yes, of course all information given will always help; but not for solving directly the question the problem this time.
 
I'll try to find what I need to be found, but what I exactly need is to find where to test adobe flash by creating a plugin directory into the google-chrome installation directory.
 
The next link refers what I'm talking about: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=0bf7885f317808e6&hl=en
 
Thank you.
Bapabooiee
12/14/09
Bapabooiee
Well, you could've just told me that. You only asked where Chrome's installation directory was, and I answered. So, ugh, please clarify next time before asking a question and making another person waste their time and effort when they don't need to.

In any case, what you'd want to do is either look for where Chrome's `/lib' directory is. Either in /usr/lib/chromium-browser or /opt/chromium/lib. If there's an executable simply called "chrome", then you have the right directory.

Once you find it, all you need to do is simply create a directory called "plugins", and place libflashplayer.so (or whatever plugins you want) in there. Though, on my system, it happens to be symbolically linked to /usr/lib/nsbrowser/plugins, so that Chrome and Firefox can share the same plugins.


lawrephord
7/23/10
lawrephord
so when is google going to make a widget menu driven to install where we want it ?
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