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amirul

Iridium browser aka chromium without google

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On 3/16/2019 at 1:28 PM, AndrewDB said:

Why can't you natively compile? Both Armbian Debian and Armbian Ubuntu are perfectly able to natively compile chromium.

Well I tried it on my MX10, got stuck at gclient sync. I think I'll leave it to more capable people :D

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13 hours ago, amirul said:

got stuck at gclient sync.

Building chromium/iridium requires that you install a couple of specific packages from Google, including the gclient tool which is not part of Ubuntu. Basically you have to install all the tools and dependencies to build chromium, in order to build iridium. You should really start here:

 

https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/master/docs/linux_build_instructions.md

 

Build chromium first, then you should be set to build iridium. And I agree that it's not an easy task. B)

 

Edit: it seems the Gentoo people have been giving a go at compiling chromium natively on aarch64, see https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-8193970.html

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27 minutes ago, AndrewDB said:

Edit: it seems the Gentoo people have been giving a go at compiling chromium natively on aarch64, see https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-8193970.html

 

Had a look at the thread and came to the conclusion that the build is REALLY beyond me. I'll just go back to tweaking FREETYPE_PROPERTIES in /etc/environment & chrome://flags :D

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