I am trying to install Chromium 48 on my Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. I have already gotten all of the necessary files downloaded and expanded using these commands:

mkdir Chromium
cd Chromium/
wget https://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/chromium-browser-snapshots/Arm/103408/chrome-linux.zip
unzip chrome-linux.zip

After that finished running I used this command:


But I got this error:

./chrome-linux/chrome: symbol lookup error: /opt/vc/lib/libEGL.so: undefined symbol: glPointSizePointerOES

I have been trying to resolve the issue myself but I am new to Raspberry Pi so any help would be greatly appreciated.

I should also mention I already had a version of Chromium installed so I had all the other packages and libraries.

Thanks in advance.

  • Are you following a tutorial? If so which one? – Steve Robillard Jan 20 '16 at 6:50
  • It looks as though you are missing a library so ldd ./chrome-linux/chrome may help you to identify what is missing... – SlySven Jan 20 '16 at 9:37
  • I have used multiple sources to get to where I am. I got Chromium in the first place from (conoroneill.net/…). Its definately unzipped. I tried "ldd ./chrome-linux/chrome" and it returned "not a dynamic executable" – CapitanCodice Jan 20 '16 at 20:06

Seems to me like you are using outdated instructions. Chromium is now in the apt-get repositories. All you need to do is this:

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

If you're asked "Do you want to continue?" or something like that, hit "y" then Enter and your Pi will download and install Chromium and its requirements.

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It might be that you're using an unsupported version of that library.

Here are some points:

  • You may have to recompile.
    • Chromium requires at least version 2.15 of the libc6 library. This can be found on Raspbian Jessie. Compiling on Wheezy would be problematic.
    • I think you also have to link libGLESv2.so and maybe libOpenVG.so. Mess around with the Makefile if you're recompiling.
  • Do not use any mesa-based graphics library!
  • Maybe consider Iceweasel?
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Running the following commands should work if you are on the newest version of Raspbian, which is Raspbian Jessie.

wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/87113035/chromium-browser-l10n_48.0.2564.82-0ubuntu0.
wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/87113035/chromium-browser_48.0.2564.82-0ubuntu0.
wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/87113035/chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_48.0.2564.82-0ubuntu0.
sudo dpkg -i chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_48.0.2564.82-0ubuntu0.
sudo dpkg -i chromium-browser-l10n_48.0.2564.82-0ubuntu0. chromium-browser_48.0.2564.82-0ubuntu0.

This worked for me with no problems.

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