thanks for the link, unfortunately the information i've posted in my own forum thread is a lil more accurate and a lil more updated. http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=10210.0
the nss slackbuild package he linked to is broken. the linuxquestions.com forum post he referenced is ancient.
installing from binary, either from the google chrome beta .deb file or from the buildbot snapshotsm, does not work on vectorlinux. i would be happy to provide a quick install script for either binary. i update everyday in the hope that it's a chromium bug rather than a missing dep. i see no option except to build it myself. thus this post about build dependencies. i certainly appriciate the sarcasm, tho.
thx for all your help.