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Portable Google Chrome for Puppy
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shinobar


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PostPosted: Wed 29 Jan 2014, 22:11    Post subject:  Portable Google Chrome for Puppy
Subject description: Use the Google Chrome outside 'Puppy space'
 

google-chrome-portable-0.7.tar.gz (2014-06-27)
http://shino.pos.to/party/bridge.cgi?puppy/opt/pup5/
DOCUMENT

Also available Portable Firefox --> http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=91945
Portable SeaMonkey --> http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=92015

Works with Precise Puppy and Slacko.
Phat Slacko, Slacko 5.5/5.6: see http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=790507#790507
Does not work on older Puppies.

Google Chrome portable places the Google Chrome with its configuration files in a folder to utilize it without installing it in the puppy space(pupsave).

The Google Chrome portable holds the Google Chrome as a sfs, its settings in a ext3 image file, google-chrome-config.3fs, so that the file system free. It loads the the Google Chrome sfs and the google-chrome-config.3fs to launch the Google Chrome as if launching a miniature Puppy. But amazingly, it takes no time. They are unmounted at the browsing finished so that the loop back devices to be free.

The Google Chrome portable also holds the cache and downloads in the same 'google-chrome-portable' folder, so that they are free from the 'Puppy space' and not limited by the pupsave size.
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jimmyjoe

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PostPosted: Thu 30 Jan 2014, 20:11    Post subject: Chrome always says it wasn't closed properly  

Hi, shinobar and thank you for this great stuff! It installed without any problem and is working better than Chromium, which I used prevoiusly. What doesn't work is remembering the last session. Every time I close Chrome, on next start it says it wasn't properly shut down and returns to the first session ever. I found a 3fs file with google-chrome-config folder which looks OK. Could you suggest how to troubleshoot?
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gcmartin

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PostPosted: Thu 30 Jan 2014, 20:39    Post subject:  

Hi @Shinobar. Would you comment on "What happens when the desktop has to be restarted when this Chrome is active and running prior to a Ctrl-Alt-Bksp?". What happens in Chrome portable as it is restarted on the desktop by the user?

Thanks @Shinobar, as, your comments will clear this confusion.

P.S. Your DOCUMENT url in the opening post needs your attention: It is missing the "h" for the "http:..."

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PostPosted: Thu 30 Jan 2014, 22:16    Post subject: Building the Chrome as a portable app in PUPPY.  

@Shinobar,
  • is this Chrome utility you offer ONLY for 32bit PUPs? It appears that it "may" also work for 64bit PUPs as well.
  • What happens in the future when new versions of Chrome arrive?
  • Should the utility be renamed from "Chrome Installer" to "Chrome Installer and Version Updater"? (that is, if it is designed for updates or even for Chromium options)
Thanks in advance for any help from you in answering these items raised.

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PostPosted: Fri 31 Jan 2014, 01:27    Post subject: Re: Google Chrome wasn't properly shut down  

@gcmartin
Fixed the DOCUMENT link. Thanks.
Updating the Google Chrome, see the document.
As for the 64bit, try and hear me the result.

@jimmyjoe
Try this to see what happens.
1. Open the google-chrome-portable folder
2. Edit the script google-chrome-portable:
After the line 136, insert sleep 1 or more.
google-chrome-portable wrote:
HOME="$EXTMNTPNT" "$GOOGLE_PATH" --user-data-dir="$USER_DATA_DIR" --disk-cache-dir="$DISK_CACHE_DIR" "$EXECPARAM" ###FIXME 2> "$GOOGLE_LOGFILE"
STATUS=$?
sleep 1
umountsfs
umountext

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Fabio T

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PostPosted: Sun 09 Feb 2014, 15:57    Post subject:  

In FatDog64 630, GoogleChromePortable don't works... Google Chrome (.sfs and .pet) breaks CUPS that complains "Internal Server Error".

This is log file:

'/mnt/home/Downloads/google-chrome-portable-0.5/google-chrome-0.5.sfs' is mounted on '/mnt/+mnt+home+Downloads+google-chrome-portable-0.5+google-chrome-0.5.sfs'.
'/mnt/home/Downloads/google-chrome-portable-0.5/google-chrome-config.3fs' is mounted on '/mnt/+mnt+home+Downloads+google-chrome-portable-0.5+google-chrome-config.3fs'.
HOME=/mnt/+mnt+home+Downloads+google-chrome-portable-0.5+google-chrome-config.3fs /mnt/+mnt+home+Downloads+google-chrome-portable-0.5+google-chrome-0.5.sfs/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --user-data-dir=/mnt/+mnt+home+Downloads+google-chrome-portable-0.5+google-chrome-config.3fs/google-chrome-config --disk-cache-dir=/mnt/home/Downloads/google-chrome-portable-0.5 file:///usr/share/doc/home.htm
'/mnt/+mnt+home+Downloads+google-chrome-portable-0.5+google-chrome-0.5.sfs' unmounted.
'/mnt/+mnt+home+Downloads+google-chrome-portable-0.5+google-chrome-config.3fs' unmounted.
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PostPosted: Sun 09 Feb 2014, 17:06    Post subject:  

hey shinobar

working in slacko 5.6.5.6

nice! thanks

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PostPosted: Sun 09 Feb 2014, 17:36    Post subject:  

Hi shinobar; An interesting approach to a no-install portable app.

But wouldn`t just having it on a partition with config. files be easier than using 2 union layers.?
I seem to recall the last no-install Chrome I made only needed one link for it to work properly.

Firefox comes setup like this, except like Chrome it still uses $HOME for config. and cache.
So in making a truly self-contained portable package like yours, 2 links are all that`s needed.
1 link for the config. dir., and 1 link so the cache isn`t in the Save file ( => /tmp/mozilla/firefox ).

In a truly multi-user Linux, the link setup would not work, but this setup of shinobar`s would...
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Feb 2014, 10:26    Post subject: Portable Firefox  

Portable Firefox is now available:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=91945

The Google Chrome needs SFS and .3fs because it requires linux file systems.
The Firefox is more simple because it is file system free.

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gcmartin

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Feb 2014, 16:23    Post subject:  

Hi @Shinobar. Thanks for this.

Would you mind updating the Title of this thread AND copying the Firefox portable info to your opening post as well.?

One idea for a title that comes to mind is "Firefox & Chrome - portable apps for Precise Puppy". Just an idea that may help others find your new entry.

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Feb 2014, 18:46    Post subject:  

how about a chrome and pepper flash prebuilt iso. I would like to check if video from Amazon Prime can play in Linux again. But not to happy running google anything from my regular puppylinux setups.
Second problem is lack of good video support on most puppies. Fatdog64 works well on both 64bit boxes when playing video even witbout proprietary drivers. v621 has a good base.
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PostPosted: Sun 09 Mar 2014, 13:37    Post subject: Use in Slacko5.7 - ALSO where to store browser dynamic files  

Hi @Shinobar.

Questions
  • Does this (and also Firefox's implementation) work in SLACKO 5.7?
  • Can/should the "installer dialogue picture" (shown in your opening post of both Chrome and Firefox) request the user's input to where the installation of the dynamic files should occur outside of the PupSave subsystem OR should these be standardized in some specific folder? (Shinobar, you refer to this folder as the 'google-chrome-portable' folder and I believe the dialogue picture you show would better serve the user if a location could be selected on that screen)
Thanks in advance for any guidance.

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PostPosted: Sun 09 Mar 2014, 20:14    Post subject: Shinobar's "Family of Portable Browsers"  

On another topic, @Shinobar, could you add an entry in your opening post with a link directing users to the SeaMonkey Portable you provide as well as the Firefox one you already provide?

This entry would make many aware of the "family of portables" you are maintaining for our use.

Hope this helps

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Mar 2014, 03:53    Post subject: Error in attempt to use Portable Installation Utility  

I tried installing the Portable Dialogue on Slacko57.

I get the following error when clicking on the folder after unzipped for installation of the Portable Installation Dialogue Utility:
Code:
Google Chrome Installer 0.5: fatal ERROR

Now running on the virtual storage '//192.168.1.44/nas1', but this script must be placed on an actual storage mounted under '/mnt'.

Scenario
  1. I have a PC that does NOT have any local peripherals meaning there is NO HDDs/USBs.
  2. I have a mount to folder I made via root ID on my LAN.
  3. The NAS was then mounted from the address in the message to /mnt/nas1.
  4. The Installer for Portable is downloaded to /mnt/nas1/files.
  5. The installer is double-click executed and the resulting tarball is installed within /mnt/nas1/files/runtime
.All seems well until I double-clicked /mnt/nas1/files/runtime/google-chrome-portable-0.5, where I get the message shown.

Seems like a bug when trying to use the Installation dialog after unzipping to a LAN NAS folder.

Any ideas for circumvention. And, will I get a similar error when I try to set Chrome's folder-file needs on the nas1?

Please offer guidance
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PostPosted: Mon 10 Mar 2014, 06:27    Post subject: Google Chrome on Slacko Puppy  

1. Google Chrome portable does not intend to run on the network drives.
2. Slacko needs GConf installed.

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