Our entire platform runs on AWS Linux.
Amazon does not have chromium in its repos:
# yum list | grep -i chromium
Is there a recommended way to install chomium on AWS Linux for Looker?
I see the post here:
And tried running this command (which works, but doesn’t install anything):
sudo yum localinstall http://install.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/yum/itecs/public/chromium/rhel7/noarch/chromium-release-2.2-1.noarch.rpm
Here I see that rpm is indeed installed:
# yum list | grep -i chromium chromium-release.noarch 2.2-1 installed
But grepping through the entire file system, nothing gets installed:
# find / -type f -executable | grep -i chrom /usr/share/selinux/devel/include/apps/chrome.if
I ended up running some “wonky” script I found here:
Which basically says to run this command:
curl https://intoli.com/install-google-chrome.sh | bash
It seems to work fine:
/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable --version Google Chrome 73.0.3683.75
And with a little symlink:
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable /usr/bin/chromium
I think this is good enough for looker to render pdf’s?