Install Google Chrome on Slackware 13.37

When you install the latest google chrome on Slackware 13.37, you might encounter an error message telling you that ‘’ is missing and chrome browser can not be started.

This is the error message when I started google chrome via command line:

bash-4.1$ google-chrome
/usr/bin/google-chrome: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

How to solve this?

Luckily the Slackware developers already shipped a package that provides to satisfy the library requirement for Google Chrome. You can get the package from the Slackware DVD located in the folder ‘extra/google-chrome/’. The package name is ‘google-chrome-pam-solibs-1.1.3-i486-1.txz’. You can also download the package from the Slackware mirror site nearest to you located the same folder ‘extra/google-chrome/’.

Install the package using ‘installpkg’ tool

$ sudo installpkg  google-chrome-pam-solibs-1.1.3-i486-1.txz

Now re-run the ‘google-chrome’. The Google Chrome browser should run on Slackware 13.37 without any problems. Here is the screenshot of Google Chrome 12.0.742.12 dev running on Slackware 13.37

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