Installing Chrome in Wine
Published on 2010-04-12
Chrome doesn’t work under FreeBSD. No big surprise there so what to do? Install a version of Wine, I use 1.1.42, and download winetricks:
wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks cp winetricks ~/bin/.
In order to make fonts look good under Chrome we need to install the windows fontpacks… To do this just run the “allfonts” target in winetricks.
Download the stand alone chrome setup, not the networked one. And run it through wine. To actually run chrome you will need to add some options to wine, namely “–new-http –no-sandbox”. My script for launching Chrome looks like the following:
cat ~/bin/chrome #!/bin/sh wine "C:\\users\\edwtjo\\Local Settings\\Application Data\\Google\\Chrome\\Application\\chrome.exe" \ --new-http \ --no-sandbox
And we’re done!