[CentOS] Google Chrome and CentOS 6?

Mon Apr 18 13:15:28 UTC 2016
Phelps, Matthew <mphelps at cfa.harvard.edu>

On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 8:53 AM, Karanbir Singh <kbsingh at centos.org> wrote:

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> On 18/04/16 13:34, Phelps, Matthew wrote:
> > Unfortunately, I have neither the time, nor expertise to partake in
> > such a project.
> is there someone else on here who can help ? I think if we can
> demonstrate some traction, it would go a long way in both the upstream
> engagement and the conversation with Red Hat - since we can then
> demonstrate a communal win.
> > Since Mr. Hughes had already gotten earlier versions of chromium
> > to build under CentOS 6 (c.f.
> > http://people.centos.org/hughesjr/chromium/6/), and he indicated it
> > was merely a matter of getting RHEL to give permission for him to
> > redistribute it more "formally" to the community, I was hoping
> > progress had been made with that.
> Johnny, can you perhaps quantify the effort a bit ? And if you need
> help what sort of help you might need for this ? I suspect a large
> part of that is just going to be time in day.
> > Have you, as the CentOS project lead ever asked RedHat if they can
> > make their version of Chromium for CentOS 6 available for us? If
> > not, can you please?
> I havent, but am more than willing to take the question up.
> regards,
> - --
> Karanbir Singh, Project Lead, The CentOS Project

Thanks. I imagine (hope?) there shouldn't be too much effort to get this to
work, since it's already been done upstream. RedHat continues to push out
updates even. E.g. https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0638.html

Matt Phelps
System Administrator, Computation Facility
Harvard - Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
mphelps at cfa.harvard.edu, http://www.cfa.harvard.edu