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

Fri May 3 03:50:09 UTC 2013
Robert Arkiletian <robark at gmail.com>


there is someone here


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.
> Thanks,
> Johnny Hughes
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