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#1 2024-07-10 21:48:43

Carolina In My Mind
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does the Brave browser work here?

The reason I ask is: I was going to try the Devuan-based version of Peppermint, but Brave won't install in it. I don't have the error message to quote, but it indicated that the problem wasn't the installed browser (obviously not, since I didn't get to install it) but an issue with the relevant repository. It had to be specific to Peppermint, because my Brave browser installs and upgrades perfectly well in MX, my current distro.

Anyway, can anyone tell me whether Brave is expected to work in Devuan, before I get Devuan running on my computer?

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#2 2024-07-10 23:56:20

nixer
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Registered: 2016-11-30
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Re: does the Brave browser work here?

It runs fine for me on ceres (unstable).  I also have it installed on excalibur (testing), and daedalus (stable).  It is installed with apt with the brave repository active.  But note, I have not booted into the stable and testing install in a while so I don't know if it runs, but it installs and updates without error.

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#3 2024-07-11 00:53:48

golinux
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Registered: 2016-11-25
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Re: does the Brave browser work here?

There are quite a few Brave users here but alas, not me . . .

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#4 2024-07-11 03:05:53

zephyr
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Re: does the Brave browser work here?

Carolina In My Mind wrote: Anyway, can anyone tell me whether Brave is expected to work in Devuan, before I get Devuan running on my computer?

Yes, I have it installed on Crowz, daedalus.  Thought I would go ahead and check and see if it would. No problems.

This is from https://brave.com/linux/

sudo apt install curl

sudo curl -fsSLo /usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg

echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main"|sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list

sudo apt update

sudo apt install brave-browser

cheers

zephyr

Last edited by zephyr (2024-07-11 03:12:48)


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#5 2024-07-11 11:40:01

stopAI
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Registered: 2023-04-04
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Re: does the Brave browser work here?

Anyway, can anyone tell me whether Brave is expected to work in Devuan, before I get Devuan running on my computer?

Hello.
Just install Brave browser as flatpak. They released official flatpak images

https://flathub.org/apps/com.brave.Browser

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#6 2024-07-11 18:40:14

pl
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Re: does the Brave browser work here?

stopAI wrote:

Just install Brave browser as flatpak. They released official flatpak images
https://flathub.org/apps/com.brave.Browser

Flatpak tows far too much bloat into the system (and don't play well with doing desktop entries and the like (At least I've heard so...))
In fact Brave itself discourages from using it anyway:

https://brave.com/linux/#flatpak
Brave is available as a Flatpak package from Flathub. While it is maintained by Brave Software, it is not yet working as well as our native packages. We currently recommend that users who are able to use our official package repositories do so instead of using the Flatpak.

Doing it with .deb packages is simply better

Last edited by pl (2024-07-11 18:40:38)


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#7 2024-07-12 06:45:25

EDX-0
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Registered: 2020-12-12
Posts: 67  

Re: does the Brave browser work here?

perchance.

#!/bin/sh

fetch_keyrin (){
  curl -fsSLo \
    /usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg \
    https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg
}

add_sources () {
  debsrc="deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main"
  echo "$debsrc" \
    | tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list
}

install_brave () {
  apt update
  apt install brave-browser -y
}

main () {
  fetch_keyrin
  add_sources
  install_brave
}

case "$1" in
  run)
    main
    ;;
  install)
    if [ ! "$( id -u )" -eq 0 ]; then
      main
    else
      pkexec sudo "$0" "run"
    fi
    ;;
esac

the script is very dumb and the use of pkexec is if for example you want to run the script from some graphic prompt or program like a welcome center or the sort that is running unpriviledged.

it also detects if it was ran with sudo directly and skips the whole pkexec business.

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#8 2024-07-12 07:46:55

grafiksinc
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Registered: 2020-08-16
Posts: 36  

Re: does the Brave browser work here?

I am actually running Pep Devuan, with Brave you do have to run the stuff the folks posted above but its work smooth....  smile

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#9 2024-07-13 23:57:05

Xenguy
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Registered: 2024-07-12
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Re: does the Brave browser work here?

Brave works fine here.  The best option is to install by adding the Brave repo to sources.list and then install with apt-get.   
Follow the instructions on the Brave web site.  Avoid flatpak, it is bad advice.  Neither are bespoke scripts necessary.  Good luck, and if you have further questions, post here again.  Feel free to let us know if things worked out or not.

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