Define Google Chrome urpmi media source for Mandriva/Mageia (works for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems)

urpmi.addmedia --update google-chrome http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/$(uname -m | sed -e "s/i.86/i386/")
This command adds a urpmi media source called "google-chrome" to the urpmi configuration on Mandriva or Mageia. Needs to be run as root. We specify the option "--update" so that when Google provides a newer version of Google Chrome web browser in their download system then running a system update (eg: "urpmi --auto-update") will result in our copy of Google Chrome getting updated (along with any other Mandriva/Mageia pending updates). To install Google Chrome from this source, use: urpmi google-chrome-stable #install Google chrome web browser
Sample Output
# urpmi.addmedia --update google-chrome http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/$(uname -m | sed -e "s/i.86/i386/")
adding medium "google-chrome"
    http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64/media_info/synthesis.hdlist.cz

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By: mpb
2011-04-30 14:02:34

What Others Think

Eh? Someone marked this as "dangerous" but did not make any comment about why? That's disingenuous. There is nothing remotely "dangerous" about this.
mpb · 311 weeks and 6 days ago
Odd that I posted this almost 4 years ago on 2011-04-30 14:02:34 and only in the last couple of days (2014_04_06) has someone decided to label this "dangerous". Get real.
mpb · 311 weeks and 6 days ago
usefull..thanks ^ ^
attareq · 305 weeks and 1 day ago

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