How to install Chromium Browser 31 in Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.04

Last updated: December 11, 2013

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This tutorial shows how to install Chromium browser 31 via PPA in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, Linux Mint and their derivatives.

Chromium is an open-source web browser project from which Google Chrome draws its source code. The latest has reached version 31, it is available in Ubuntu Mozilla Security Team PPA for Ubuntu 12.04 and higher.

Chromium 31 changelog:

  • Include dmesg events mentioning chromium in apport reports.
  • Abandon nss transitional package as Dependency, and add real package with epoch version number.
  • Fix multiple memory corruption issues.
  • Use after free related to speech input elements.
  • Use after free related to media elements.
  • Out of bounds read in SVG.
  • Use after free related to “id” attribute strings.
  • Use after free in DOM ranges.
  • Address bar spoofing related to interstitial warnings.
  • Out of bounds read in HTTP parsing.
  • Issue with certificates not being checked during TLS renegotiation.
  • Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives.
  • Read of uninitialized memory in libjpeg and libjpeg-turbo.
  • Read of uninitialized memory in libjpeg-turbo.
  • Use after free in libjingle.
  • debian/chromium-chromedriver.install: Drop unsupported, broken old chromedriver v1 and add chromedriver2.
    Update webapps patches.
  • Disable chromedriver testing until the new server-test client dependencies are figured out.
  • Drop base_unittests and automated_ui_tests build and automatic test and from installation exclusion.
  • Include wildcat package ‘pepflashplugin-nonfree’ in apport reportting.
  • To get started installing Chromium, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install chromium-browser


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    3 responses to How to install Chromium Browser 31 in Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.04

    1. i can not connect in chromium , could you tell me how to remove completely chromium?

      • Run 2 commands below one by one:

        sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
        sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa

        BTW: I found that canonical has updated the universe repository for latest version of Chromium, so just install it from Ubuntu Software Center after checking for regular updates.

    2. Thanks JI M for the very precise instructions. I just install 14.04 in Oracle VM and removed FF immediately. Chromium is working perfectly with 14.04
      (Now if I can just get shared folders to work LOL)