Google Chrome

John Nielsen lists at
Fri Sep 5 13:45:19 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 02 September 2008, Vlad GURDIGA wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 12:14 AM, Beech Rintoul <beech at> wrote:
> > On Tuesday 02 September 2008, Vlad GURDIGA said:
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> In Google Chrome System requirements
> >> (
> >>pic=14660) they say that a Linux version is going to appear. And in
> >> the "Download and install" help article
> >> (
> >>ery=open-source&topic=&type=) they say that it is open-source.
> >>
> >> Does this mean that is hope we'll have a FreeBSD version?
> >
> > If someone steps up and rolls and submits the port. You're welcome to
> > volunteer :-)
> I'd be glad to, but I'm afraid I do not have the skills for that... :-(

It won't be trivial to port. Last night I got as far as installing the 
recommended versions of the dependencies (including nspr and nss a version 
ahead of what's currently in ports). The chromium build script assumes the 
existence of /proc and /bin/bash. I stopped trying for now when I 
discovered that it doesn't even run "configure" for some of the third-party 
tools. It uses canned header files generated for Linux or Mac..


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