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How to install latest chromium-brouser in LMDE

Postby Windows on Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:38 pm

How to install latest chromium-brouser in LMDE like in ubuntu - ver.8 not 6?

Now I have:

$ sudo apt-cache policy chromium-browser
chromium-browser:
Installed: 6.0.472.63~r59945-4
Candidate: 6.0.472.63~r59945-4
Version table:
*** 6.0.472.63~r59945-4 0
500 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing/main amd64 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

But I want the latest chromium-browser - ver. 8 for example, like in ubuntu.
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Re: How to install latest chromium-brouser in LMDE

Postby darco on Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:22 am

You then need to add the PPA: https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/ppa
I am running the latest, 8.0.552.224
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Re: How to install latest chromium-brouser in LMDE

Postby vincent on Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:15 am

darco wrote:You then need to add the PPA: https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/ppa
I am running the latest, 8.0.552.224


I think you meant https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/stable, not the Chromium daily build PPA.
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Re: How to install latest chromium-brouser in LMDE

Postby Windows on Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:10 am

vincent wrote:
darco wrote:You then need to add the PPA: https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/ppa
I am running the latest, 8.0.552.224


I think you meant https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/stable, not the Chromium daily build PPA.


How can I add https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/stable to my apt source.list?
And how can I add the google repository key?
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Re: How to install latest chromium-brouser in LMDE

Postby vincent on Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:40 am

Google repository key? Uhmmm...let's clarify a few things here. Are you looking for the proprietary Google Chrome, or do you want the open-source Chromium browser?

Google Chrome: http://www.google.com/chrome

Chromium: the instructions are all given on that PPA page, if you read it carefully. But to get you started, here's how to open up your sources.list in a text editor:
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gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
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Re: How to install latest chromium-brouser in LMDE

Postby hotweiss on Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:44 am

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Re: How to install latest chromium-brouser in LMDE

Postby Windows on Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:01 pm

vincent wrote:Google repository key? Uhmmm...let's clarify a few things here. Are you looking for the proprietary Google Chrome, or do you want the open-source Chromium browser?

Google Chrome: http://www.google.com/chrome

Chromium: the instructions are all given on that PPA page, if you read it carefully. But to get you started, here's how to open up your sources.list in a text editor:
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gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

I'm looking for open-source Chromium browser.
How can I add to my source list https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/stable entry?

And how can I add the its key e.g. - https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/stable?
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Re: How to install latest chromium-brouser in LMDE

Postby vincent on Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:45 pm

I see that you haven't actually read the PPA page.

"Adding this PPA to your system
You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:chromium-daily/stable to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)"

Do you see the link where it says "Read about installing"? Click it and read (tip: scroll down to the section for pre-Ubuntu 9.10 systems. Debian/LMDE don't have add-apt-repository).

I'm happy to help users, but I expect them to make a reasonable effort to find a solution to whatever issue they're facing by themselves first, before asking for help. (Sorry if this comes off as snobbish or anything.)
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Re: How to install latest chromium-brouser in LMDE

Postby vrkalak on Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:22 pm

vincent wrote:I'm happy to help users, but I expect them to make a reasonable effort to find a solution to whatever issue they're facing by themselves first, before asking for help. (Sorry if this comes off as snobbish or anything.)


+1 . . . good point.

Please do 'Search' the Forums, other Forums and Wiki pages before asking a question, that has probably been asked many times before. :mrgreen:
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Re: How to install latest chromium-brouser in LMDE

Postby Windows on Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:06 am

vincent wrote:Debian/LMDE don't have add-apt-repository).

That is the matter. I've read a lot from google help, but didn't find recipe for debian.
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Re: How to install latest chromium-brouser in LMDE

Postby vincent on Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:54 am

:?

Fine, if you still aren't going to read what I told you to read, I'm going to copy and paste it here.
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On older (pre 9.10) Ubuntu systems

Step 1: Visit the PPA's overview page in Launchpad. Look for the heading that reads Adding this PPA to your system and click the Technical details about this PPA link.

Step 2: Use the Display sources.list entries drop-down box to select the version of Ubuntu you're using.

Step 3: You'll see that the text-box directly below reads something like this:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gwibber-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/gwibber-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

Copy those lines.

Step 4: Open a terminal and type:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

This will open a text editor containing the list of archives that your system is currently using. Scroll to the bottom of the file and paste the lines you copied in the step above.

Save the file and exit the text editor.

Step 5: Back on the PPA's overview page, look for the Signing key heading. You'll see something like:

1024R/72D340A3 (What is this?)

Copy the portion after the slash but not including the help link; e.g. just 72D340A3.

Step 6: Now you need to add that key to your system so Ubuntu can verify the packages from the PPA. In your terminal, enter:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 72D340A3

Replace 72D340A3 with whatever you copied in the step 5.

This will now pull down the PPA's key and add it to your system.

Step 7: Now, as a one-off, you should tell your system to pull down the latest list of software from each archive it knows about, including the PPA you just added:

sudo apt-get update

Now you're ready to start installing software from the PPA!

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Re: How to install latest chromium-brouser in LMDE

Postby jeffreyC on Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:08 pm

You can also get Chromium 9 from Debian experimental.
That way you don't add an Ubuntu repository to Debian.
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Re: How to install latest chromium-brouser in LMDE

Postby craig10x on Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:43 am

In the main edition mint i always added the chromium ppa to get the latest stable edition...is it ok to do this on LMDE as well? Or do i need to wait for it to come through the update manager in the normal channels (from debian)...?
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Re: How to install latest chromium-brouser in LMDE

Postby msuggs on Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:34 pm

craig10x wrote:In the main edition mint i always added the chromium ppa to get the latest stable edition...is it ok to do this on LMDE as well? Or do i need to wait for it to come through the update manager in the normal channels (from debian)...?

I'd recommend not getting in the practice of adding PPA's to a Debian system.
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Re: How to install latest chromium-brouser in LMDE

Postby zerozero on Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:54 pm

omns wrote:
craig10x wrote:In the main edition mint i always added the chromium ppa to get the latest stable edition...is it ok to do this on LMDE as well? Or do i need to wait for it to come through the update manager in the normal channels (from debian)...?

I'd recommend not getting in the practice of adding PPA's to a Debian system.


+1
For the good and the bad Ubuntu is not Debian compatible anymore, so sooner or later this practice may break your system.
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Re: How to install latest chromium-brouser in LMDE

Postby craig10x on Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:16 pm

Thanks guys...i won't add it then...would prefer to avoid problems...we will be getting newer editions of chromium through debian testing, though, i would assume?
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Re: How to install latest chromium-brouser in LMDE

Postby vincent on Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:10 pm

craig10x wrote:Thanks guys...i won't add it then...would prefer to avoid problems...we will be getting newer editions of chromium through debian testing, though, i would assume?


Not until the freeze on Debian Squeeze ends, and maybe not after then as well. According to http://packages.qa.debian.org/chromium-browser, the current Debian Chromium maintainer has filed a RFH (request for help) bug report, meaning that there's not enough people working on Chromium in Debian to properly maintain it, package it, and deal with the numerous bug reports filed under Chromium at the moment. Packaging software as complex as Chromium is time-consuming and difficult, so I'm not surprised that the current maintainer is feeling overwhelmed...
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Re: How to install latest chromium-brouser in LMDE

Postby zerozero on Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:22 pm

I think in a way i was lucky :) I still got chromium 10 (10.0.613.0 (69331) Built on Debian 6.0, running on LinuxMint 1) from Frickelplatz but since mid december the repo is down and theres no news in Aptosid's forum's about when it can be running again
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Re: How to install latest chromium-brouser in LMDE

Postby craig10x on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:58 pm

Yikes...no newer versions...i may have to put in that ppa after all...don't want to be stuck with a version in the 6 range indefinitely :roll:
Most systems have at least in the 8 range by now (stable versions)...

Hmmm...i thought the whole idea behind a rolling release (partly) was to be able to get newer versions of applications without having to install every 6 months a new version of a distro...so do you mean that a lot of the programs (even in debian testing) will stay comparatively old?
I don't have to have the latest and greatest...but thought LMDE would mean newer versions of applications on a continuous basis (even if say a few months behind the latest)...
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Re: How to install latest chromium-brouser in LMDE

Postby vincent on Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:14 am

craig10x wrote:Yikes...no newer versions...i may have to put in that ppa after all...don't want to be stuck with a version in the 6 range indefinitely :roll:
Most systems have at least in the 8 range by now (stable versions)...

Hmmm...i thought the whole idea behind a rolling release (partly) was to be able to get newer versions of applications without having to install every 6 months a new version of a distro...so do you mean that a lot of the programs (even in debian testing) will stay comparatively old?
I don't have to have the latest and greatest...but thought LMDE would mean newer versions of applications on a continuous basis (even if say a few months behind the latest)...


You should always keep the following in mind: Debian is run by unpaid volunteers. Thousands of dedicated, knowledgeable volunteers who strive for technical excellence to create a truly 'universal' operating system...but volunteers nonetheless. Whether an update gets packaged and makes it into the Debian archives depends on whether the package's maintainer has the time to do so (and most maintainers do keep up with new upstream versions). If not, the maintainer often decides to send out a RFH (request for help) bug report, or to simply "orphan" the package, e.g.: http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/orphaned

Do you want the latest and greatest, but you're too impatient to wait? Then I recommend becoming an active contributor to Debian and start learning how to package stuff yourself. After all, this is what open source is about; community participation and collaboration in an open manner to create the best possible software.
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