well, here i am posting in what someone will probably say is the wrong forum again. Since no one else seems to be interested in google chrome, i'm trying to build it myself. somehow i still don't think it will work, but i'm gonna try. there are a few build dependencies i'm having trouble finding. i'm sorry if this is obvious, i just don't know where to look. i still haven't mastered the vl package naming scheme. I am well aware that vl is not based on debian, it's slackware, but i have to work with the printed docs that are available. so i am trying to translate that into vectorlinux/slackware packages that i can install thru slapt-get.
google chrome build system depends on the following debian packages:
libnss3-dev (this should be the nss3 source, also required by firefox)
libnspr-0d>=4.7.1 (0d is an ubuntu thing, simlinks to it work, also required by firefox)
libnspr-dev>=4.7.1 (this should be the nspr source, also required by firefox)
libasound2-dev (this should be the alsa source)
libgconf2-dev (this should be the gconf 2.x source)
libglib2.0-dev (this should be the glib 2.x source)
libgtk2.0-dev (this should be the gtk 2.x source)
freetype-dev (this should be the freetype source)
libcairo-dev (this should be the cairo source)
libdbus-1-dev (this should be the dbus 1.x source)
it's a shot in the dark trying to build on this antique laptop. pII-300, 160mb ram, 15gb hd. not even sure i have enough drive space for the build. but gonna give it a shot. the speed boost provided by chrome is simply to large to ignore. where firefox can be painfully slow on an average system, from what i can tell chrome is radically fast even on this antique. the deb install just crashes on most of the pages i visit. i am well aware of the antique browsers available in the repo, they are slow and don't support modern html, including my corporate e-mail account.
thanks to the kind soul that is willing to point me in the right direction.