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Chromium is an open source web browser that strives for a secure, fast and stable web browsing experience for its users. It is the open source project behind Google Chrome.


As of 2021-01-03 16:59:07, Debian's Chromium package in the repositories for stretch remains vulnerable to numerous CVEs as outlined in the Chromium Security Tracker. Chromium in buster and sid, however, remain up-to-date. Consider using an alternative browser like Firefox if you are on stretch.

From the debian repo

How to install Chromium:

apt install chromium chromium-l10n

(chromium-l10n is only used for localization and is optional)

Using Flatpak

Chromium is available at FlatHub.

If you haven't already set up Flatpak :

sudo apt install flatpak
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

Install it :

flatpak install flathub org.chromium.Chromium

Run it :

flatpak run org.chromium.Chromium

Using snap

Canonical provides an official Snap package for Chromium:

If you haven't already installed snapd, run

sudo apt install snapd

Install it:

sudo snap install chromium

Run it:

snap run chromium


Many popular, useful, and open-source browser extensions for Chromium are built as Debian packages that can be loaded locally and updated via Apt, reducing the need to use the Chrome Web Store and to trust the binary extension files that it serves. You can find these by searching for packages named webext-*.

Viewing PDF

Chromium can view PDFs without any additional extensions (internally using PDFium software library)

Debian-specific information

Alternative browsers

See also

CategorySoftware | CategoryNetworkApplication | CategoryWebBrowser