[CentOS] No more support for chrome/chromium on rhel6

Wed Jun 26 13:03:16 UTC 2013
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 06/26/2013 07:52 AM, Phelps, Matt wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 11:27 PM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
>> On 05/02/2013 10:50 PM, Robert Arkiletian wrote:
>>> Johnny,
>>> there is someone here
>>> https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=227320
>>> who is willing and able to help.
>>> On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 3:48 PM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>
>> wrote:
>>>> On 04/15/2013 01:26 AM, Robert Arkiletian wrote:
>>>>> Is there any chance CentOS might add Chromium to extras repo? See
>> below.
>>>>> Post from Hirakendu:
>> https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/chromium-discuss/I_ZFDJqdiyA
>>>>> -----------
>>>>> "I have put up some scripts for building current Chromium versions (26
>>>>> and 27) on EL 6 at
>>>>> https://github.com/hirakendu/chromium_el_builder
>>>>> . See the readme for details. Due to the large file size, the current
>>>>> RPM chromium-26.0.1410.63-192696.x86_64.rpm, built on CentOS 6.4, can
>>>>> be obtained by downloading the project archive.Please note that this
>>>>> is only for the time being and I do not intend to actively maintain
>>>>> it, but I hope it may help others. A couple of patches may be merged
>>>>> as well.
>>>>> Aside, thanks to Paweł for maintaining the excellent chromium ebuilds
>>>>> for Gentoo Linux (which I have been happily using for several years)
>>>>> that helped clarify some of the build steps, in addition to the
>>>>> official build instructions at chromium.org."
>>>> I will be glad to build it, *IF* I can reproduce what the script does
>>>> inside an SRPM (looks like I should be able to).  One of our rules is an
>>>> SRPM for everything we release.
>>>> The problem is, if he is not going to support it later, his gcc patches
>>>> may not keep working on newer code and we only gain a couple of builds
>>>> and run out of support.
>>>> Since I personally use chrome as my browser (and obviously CentOS-6.4 as
>>>> my OS :D) ... and want to continue to do so ... I will look at this
>> soon.
>> OK guys,
>> Here is the test version of Chromium  version 28 for CentOS-6 (the
>> current beta release).
>> http://people.centos.org/hughesjr/chromium/6/
>> You can copy the repo file from there into /etc/yum.repo.d/ and then
>> issue the command:
>> yum install chromium
>> The package is signed by the CentOS-6-Testing key.
>> Here is the git repo where the build script (source) and instructions
>> are located:
>> https://github.com/hughesjr/chromium_el_builder
>> If you already have chrome installed, you will want to remove it and
>> remove the yum repo for chrome as it will get no more updates.
>> We can not distribute the pepperflash or libpdf viewer from Google
>> Chrome due to licensing restrictions, but you can download these two
>> scripts from the github repo and run them either as root or as a user
>> with sudo access to install those two libraries:
>> chrome_libpdf_copy.sh:
>> https://raw.github.com/hughesjr/chromium_el_builder/master/chrome_libpdf_copy.sh
>> chrome_pepperflash_copy.sh:
>> https://raw.github.com/hughesjr/chromium_el_builder/master/chrome_pepperflash_copy.sh
>> Lets get this tested and vetted and we can maybe move it to CentOS
>> Extras when Chome is upgraded to the 28 version in production.
>> Thanks,
>> Johnny Hughes
> Any idea when this might get added to the Extras repository?
> Also, does anyone know where we could download the Google RPM for the last
> version to work on CentOS6 (version 27)?

With the very real possibility that new code could be written (for the
newer glibc/gcc that they are now targeting) that will actually not
compile on the older setup, I am not sure we are comfortable actually
moving this directly into extras.

I would say that we need several cycles and new versions for testing
(maybe at the 31.x tree cycle) before we actually know this is going to
continue to work.

WRT PDFs and flash, I would not use the older versions but instead try
to make adobereader and adobeflash if they fail ... otherwise you will
not get security updates on these.
Johnny Hughes

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