No, you won't find Chrome in the PPM.....notwithstanding the fact that the PPM is the Ubuntu repos, basically, and is all open-source stuff (Chrome is partly proprietary), by far the greatest majority of Puppy's software is compiled and packaged by its members. The Puppy Forum is an absolute goldmine when it comes to software for Pup.
Have a look at my thread about Chrome over at the Puppy Forums:-
It'll direct you to the packages themselves; all perfectly safe. (Just remembered; there's actually the very last 32-bit Linux Chrome build there as well; grab it if you want!)
(I stand to gain absolutely nothing by spreading infected software to other Puppians, and have a lot to lose. I have a hard-won reputation for honesty & fair play on the Puppy Forums; I'm not losing the respect of my peers for anyone..! I love those guys, and have mucho respect for them, too; I've had so much help from them over the last 2 or 3 years, it's only natural to want to return the favour.)
Unlike the mainstream distros, who have whole teams of people that do nothing but maintain the repos, and vet packages, Puppy doesn't have that. It's a 'do-ocracy', really; those that can, do.....and everybody else does what they can. Many 'Puplets' are the work of just one individual; Pup's unique re-master facility makes this possible. Everybody can build their own Pup!!
I would estimate that over 90% of the available software for Puppy lies within the Forums themselves; the sheer number of private cloud-hosting accounts in use is staggering.....and this is the 'goldmine' I mentioned. This is where you will find nearly all the Puppy software.....the Puppy Forums are well worth a browse for this alone!
Al & Nick are both aware of this, and they've taken the time and effort needed to explain this to Admin. General Forum policy, as I understand it, is that external links aren't allowed if they can't be verified as safe. The Linux & Unix sub-forum is kinda unique at BC in this respect, since so much Linux software is the work of private individuals, who then 'share' their work with others.....usually on Forums such as this (rather than salaried teams to whom it's just another 9 to 5.).
*Rant over*.....now, back 'on-topic'.
My Chrome packages start life as the .deb download you get from the Chrome download site.....and are then re-packaged into the format that works with Puppy. Nothing magical about it; it's just that you will not find Chrome in any of the 'official' Puppy repos. Various people have been doing the 32-bit version over the years. Nobody was doing the 64-bit equivalent; I saw a gap, and filled it, mainly because the 64-bit Pups are slowly gaining in popularity. I've been at it for nearly a year now..!
Anyway; if you want to download the latest 64-bit SFS package, I'll explain to you tomorrow how to install, and 'load' it.....okay? I'm off to bed. G'night!
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 17 February 2017 - 10:35 PM.
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