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ilu
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Chromium

Postby ilu » 28 Oct 2019 10:22

Debian chromium is seriously out of date https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... =941060#30 and started complaining about it. Debian categorizes this as "minor". Let's hope that debian maintainers get going soon.

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Re: Chromium

Postby zorzi » 28 Oct 2019 16:06

Chromium support usually ends when a stable becomes oldstable. Strange, but IMO, there's nothing to really worry about. Debian security announcements are very clear when packages support ends.

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Re: Chromium

Postby ilu » 29 Oct 2019 09:31

Huh? Browser support on stable has nothing to do with oldstable. And why should chromium support have ended?
Debian is behind on packaging chromium security updates, for whatever reason.

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Re: Chromium

Postby zorzi » 29 Oct 2019 11:41

If I'm not wrong, Chromium support is shorter than other packages on Debian.

I remember Chromium support had ended on Jessie two or three months after Stretch release. But Debian teams had clearly communicated about it.

In the present case, I would have said no news good news. But, something strange, Chromium is listed for Jessie and Stretch, but not in Buster packages:

https://packages.debian.org/source/stre ... um-browser

(You will notice that Stretch Chromium package is really really outdated too).

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Re: Chromium

Postby ilu » 29 Oct 2019 12:34

Correct link: https://packages.debian.org/source/buster/chromium

You can see that the security team is in charge of updating. See also: https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/ ... r-security

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Re: Chromium

Postby zorzi » 29 Oct 2019 13:22

Oh, my bad. Thanks for correcting.

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Re: Chromium

Postby ilu » 07 Nov 2019 21:30

I decided to install ungoogled-chromium from here https://ungoogled-software.github.io/un ... -binaries/ as a replacement at least until debian gets going again. I took the generic linux download and applied the SUID trick explained in the readme.

Actually, the generic portable version of ungoogled-chromium is going to stay with me because it includes the audit feature that debian deliberately and for rather strange reasons removed from their build. The audit feature is needed for web development caring for accessibility (or to put it crudely "for the handicapped").

Just be careful: if you still have chromium from the repo installed (I have) you need to make sure you don't mix up your profile. Start ungoogled chromium with a custom profile like this:

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/opt/ungoogled-chromium/chrome-wrapper %U --user-data-dir=~/<put some directory here>

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Re: Chromium

Postby zorzi » 10 Nov 2019 21:16

Chromium updated in Buster. End of support in Stretch.


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