Chromium browser on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Does anyone know when or if the Chromium browser on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS will ever be upgraded, i.e. it seems to be way out-of-date?

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    No, but Trusty (14.04 LTS) offers version 45.
    Any reason not to upgrade?
     
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    There are PPA's. Or you can build your own :)
     
  5. lotuseclat79

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    It looks like Chromium for Precise (12.04.5) has not been updated since Sept 2014. I use an i386 version which needs the security updates, the 64-bit versions are also in need of updating in the PPA repositories.

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  6. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    I do have an upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a USB flash drive, but I prefer 12.04.5 LTS since I run from a USB flash drive environment and Precise takes up less RAM than Trusty until I get around to figuring which pkgs I really don't need and remove them.

    I have separate HD directories for each, and currently I have modified my scripts to accomodate Firefox and Chromium user profile updates between the two directories for when I choose to use Trusty LTS on a more permanent basis.

    Note: I prefer to use a USB flash drive since the hard drives are not mounted (i.e. exposed like in virtually all installed OSes). I am currently at 8GB RAM on a desktop, and need to get a new laptop that can accomodate 32GB RAM for running a Linux Virtual environment with different VM OSes that has a hardware VM supported instruction set.

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  7. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    By searching through the above launchpad ppa builds of Chromium-browser, I have been able to download
    chromium-browser_43.0.2357.130-0ubuntu0.12.04.1.973_i386.deb
    chromium-codecs-ffmpeg_43.0.2357.130-0ubuntu0.12.04.1.973_i386.deb
    chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_43.0.2357.130-0ubuntu0.12.04.1.973_i386.deb
    and cannot locate the I10n .deb built package for that version within the launchpad ppa.

    I am going to dump each package contents into separate directories and transform them so I can install them into a separate /usr/lib/chromium-browser-43.0 directory. That way I will be able to modify the executable link over in /usr/bin to be able to test the 43.0 version vs the 37.0 version that I have currently installed via Ubuntu Software Center.

    -- Tom
     
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