When installing Puppeteer on your new shiny M1/M2 powered Mac, you might come across this error message, when trying to install the Puppeteer NPM package:
The chromium binary is not available for arm64: If you are on Ubuntu, you can install with: apt-get install chromium-browser
Fear not, there is an easy fix!
Just install Chromium manually with HomeBrew:
brew install chromium --no-quarantine
The no quarantine flags ensures you don’t get the “Chromium is damaged and can’t be openend”.
After installing Chromium, just add these two lines to
export PUPPETEER_SKIP_CHROMIUM_DOWNLOAD=true export PUPPETEER_EXECUTABLE_PATH=`which chromium`
Don’t forget to run source
~/.zshrc afterwards. Your installation of puppeteer should now work.