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Chromebrew

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What is Chromebrew?

Chromebrew is an open-source package manager for ChromeOS like apt(Ubuntu) or yum (CentOS).

Before Chromebrew, in order to use packages not provided in ChromeOS, you had to resort to Crouton. Crouton installs a full-fledged LinuxOS that you can use to install and work with any package you want. With Chromebrew, you can install and work with packages on the host, ChromeOS.

Chromebrew is simply a Ruby script with some git involved. Therefore, you need to have both these things if you want to run Chromebrew on your ChromeOS.

How to install Chromebrew

To install Chromebrew, enter the Developers Mode. Then, press ctrl + alt + T and type shell. Next, press ctrl + alt + T and type shell to enter ChromeOS Shell mode:

curl -Ls https://raw.github.com/skycocker/chromebrew/master/install.sh | bash

Basic commands

crew search
  • To look for a specific package:
crew search {package_name}
  • To install a package:
crew install {package_name}
  • To remove a package:
crew remove {package_name}
  • To update packages:
crew upgrade

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