Package manager for Chrome OS
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Package manager for Chrome OS

Does not support ARM chipsets yet


Chromebooks with Chrome OS run a linux kernel - the only missing piece to use them as full-featured linux distro was gcc and make with their dependencies. Well, the piece isn't missing anymore. Say hello to chromebrew!


You will need a Chromebook with developer mode enabled.

On the ChromiumOS Wiki select your device and follow the instructions listed there.

Please be aware of the fact that developer mode is insecure if not properly configured.


Open the terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T and type shell.

If this command returns Unknown command: 'wget' please have a second look at the prerequisites and make sure your Chromebook is in developer mode.

Then download and run the installation script

wget -q -O - | bash


crew <command> <package> <keep[temporary files]>

Where available commands are:

  • search [looks for a package]
  • download [downloads a package to CREW_BREW_DIR (/usr/local/tmp/crew by default), but doesn't install it]
  • install [installs a package along with its dependencies. You'll be prompted for confirmation]
  • remove [removes a package. Must be ran as root]

Available packages are listed in the packages directory.

Chromebrew will wipe its BREW_DIR (/usr/local/tmp/crew by default) after installation unless you pass "keep" as the last parameter when running "crew install".

crew install <package> keep


Copyright 2013 Michal Siwek and all the awesome contributors

This project including all of its source files is released under the terms of GNU General Public License (version 3 or later)