Discussion:
Bug#941060: chromium: When will the upgrade to v77 reach debian?
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jim_p
2019-09-24 06:30:01 UTC
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Package: chromium
Version: 76.0.3809.100-1
Severity: minor
Tags: upstream

Chromium 77 was released 2 weeks ago (Sept 10th) and it has not reached the
repos yet. Since then, it has also received a minor update, from 77.0.xxxx.75
to 77.0.xxxx.90. And in those 2 weeks, not even the source package was uploaded
to the repo, let alone a compiled one!

On top of that, you did not package the last update for v76 (76.0.xxxx.132),
while v76 was first packaged when it was in BETA! Why do you waste your time
packaging betas?

So please, stay in sync with chromium's releases, at least in the unstable
branch. I would not mind staying a bit behind, if it was not for the sites that
I visit that check the browser version and demand the latest one, e.g. my bank
only allows current versions of all the browsers, else it pops up an "update
your browser" message.

Thank you.

p.s. I would install the regular chrome, but I prefer chromium and the move
from chromium to chrome is a hussle for me.




-- System Information:
Debian Release: bullseye/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 5.2.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Kernel taint flags: TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE, TAINT_OOT_MODULE, TAINT_UNSIGNED_MODULE
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages chromium depends on:
ii chromium-common 76.0.3809.100-1
ii libasound2 1.1.8-1
ii libatk-bridge2.0-0 2.34.0-3
ii libatk1.0-0 2.34.0-1
ii libatomic1 9.2.1-8
ii libatspi2.0-0 2.34.0-1
ii libavcodec58 10:4.2.1-dmo2
ii libavformat58 10:4.2.1-dmo2
ii libavutil56 10:4.2.1-dmo2
ii libc6 2.29-1
ii libcairo-gobject2 1.16.0-4
ii libcairo2 1.16.0-4
ii libcups2 2.3.0-3
ii libdbus-1-3 1.12.16-1
ii libdrm2 2.4.99-1
ii libevent-2.1-6 2.1.8-stable-4
ii libexpat1 2.2.7-2
ii libflac8 1.3.3-1
ii libfontconfig1 2.13.1-2+b1
ii libfreetype6 2.9.1-4
ii libgcc1 1:9.2.1-8
ii libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 2.38.1+dfsg-1
ii libglib2.0-0 2.60.6-2
ii libgtk-3-0 3.24.11-1
ii libharfbuzz0b 2.6.1-3
ii libicu63 63.2-2
ii libjpeg62-turbo 1:1.5.2-2+b1
ii libjsoncpp1 1.7.4-3+b1
ii liblcms2-2 2.9-3+b1
ii libminizip1 1.1-8+b1
ii libnspr4 2:4.21-2
ii libnss3 2:3.45-1
ii libopenjp2-7 2.3.0-2
ii libopus0 1.3-1+b1
ii libpango-1.0-0 1.42.4-7
ii libpangocairo-1.0-0 1.42.4-7
ii libpci3 1:3.6.2-2
ii libpng16-16 1.6.37-1
ii libpulse0 13.0-1
ii libre2-5 20190901+dfsg-1
ii libsnappy1v5 1.1.7-1+b1
ii libstdc++6 9.2.1-8
ii libvpx6 1.8.1-dmo1
ii libwebp6 0.6.1-2+b1
ii libwebpdemux2 0.6.1-2+b1
ii libwebpmux3 0.6.1-2+b1
ii libx11-6 2:1.6.8-1
ii libx11-xcb1 2:1.6.8-1
ii libxcb1 1.13.1-2
ii libxcomposite1 1:0.4.4-2
ii libxcursor1 1:1.2.0-2
ii libxdamage1 1:1.1.5-1
ii libxext6 2:1.3.3-1+b2
ii libxfixes3 1:5.0.3-1
ii libxi6 2:1.7.9-1
ii libxml2 2.9.4+dfsg1-7+b3
ii libxrandr2 2:1.5.1-1
ii libxrender1 1:0.9.10-1
ii libxslt1.1 1.1.32-2.1
ii libxss1 1:1.2.3-1
ii libxtst6 2:1.2.3-1
ii zlib1g 1:1.2.11.dfsg-1+b1

Versions of packages chromium recommends:
ii chromium-sandbox 76.0.3809.100-1

Versions of packages chromium suggests:
pn chromium-driver <none>
pn chromium-l10n <none>
pn chromium-shell <none>

Versions of packages chromium-common depends on:
ii x11-utils 7.7+4
ii xdg-utils 1.1.3-1

Versions of packages chromium-common recommends:
ii chromium-sandbox 76.0.3809.100-1
ii dunst [notification-daemon] 1.4.1-1
ii fonts-liberation 1:1.07.4-10
ii libgl1-mesa-dri 19.1.6-1
pn libu2f-udev <none>
ii notification-daemon 3.20.0-4
pn system-config-printer <none>
pn upower <none>

Versions of packages chromium-sandbox depends on:
ii libatomic1 9.2.1-8
ii libc6 2.29-1
ii libgcc1 1:9.2.1-8
ii libstdc++6 9.2.1-8

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jim_p
2019-10-10 06:00:03 UTC
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Package: chromium
Version: 76.0.3809.100-1
Followup-For: Bug #941060

It has been a month since the release of chromium 77 and still nothing in the
repos. Why such a big delay?
Plus, on 2 weeks max, chromium 78 will be released from upstream, so don't
bother building it.

I will probably move to chrome when 78 comes out. Thanks for nothing.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: bullseye/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 5.2.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Kernel taint flags: TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE, TAINT_OOT_MODULE, TAINT_UNSIGNED_MODULE
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages chromium depends on:
ii chromium-common 76.0.3809.100-1
ii libasound2 1.1.8-1
ii libatk-bridge2.0-0 2.34.0-3
ii libatk1.0-0 2.34.0-1
ii libatomic1 9.2.1-8
ii libatspi2.0-0 2.34.0-3
ii libavcodec58 10:4.2.1-dmo3
ii libavformat58 10:4.2.1-dmo3
ii libavutil56 10:4.2.1-dmo3
ii libc6 2.29-2
ii libcairo-gobject2 1.16.0-4
ii libcairo2 1.16.0-4
ii libcups2 2.3.0-5
ii libdbus-1-3 1.12.16-2
ii libdrm2 2.4.99-1
ii libevent-2.1-6 2.1.8-stable-4
ii libexpat1 2.2.9-1
ii libflac8 1.3.3-1
ii libfontconfig1 2.13.1-2+b1
ii libfreetype6 2.9.1-4
ii libgcc1 1:9.2.1-8
ii libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 2.38.2+dfsg-1
ii libglib2.0-0 2.62.0-3
ii libgtk-3-0 3.24.12-1
ii libharfbuzz0b 2.6.2-1
ii libicu63 63.2-2
ii libjpeg62-turbo 1:1.5.2-2+b1
ii libjsoncpp1 1.7.4-3+b1
ii liblcms2-2 2.9-3+b1
ii libminizip1 1.1-8+b1
ii libnspr4 2:4.21-2
ii libnss3 2:3.45-1
ii libopenjp2-7 2.3.0-3
ii libopus0 1.3-1+b1
ii libpango-1.0-0 1.42.4-7
ii libpangocairo-1.0-0 1.42.4-7
ii libpci3 1:3.6.2-2
ii libpng16-16 1.6.37-1
ii libpulse0 13.0-2
ii libre2-5 20190901+dfsg-1
ii libsnappy1v5 1.1.7-1+b1
ii libstdc++6 9.2.1-8
ii libvpx6 1.8.1-dmo1
ii libwebp6 0.6.1-2+b1
ii libwebpdemux2 0.6.1-2+b1
ii libwebpmux3 0.6.1-2+b1
ii libx11-6 2:1.6.8-1
ii libx11-xcb1 2:1.6.8-1
ii libxcb1 1.13.1-2
ii libxcomposite1 1:0.4.4-2
ii libxcursor1 1:1.2.0-2
ii libxdamage1 1:1.1.5-1
ii libxext6 2:1.3.3-1+b2
ii libxfixes3 1:5.0.3-1
ii libxi6 2:1.7.9-1
ii libxml2 2.9.4+dfsg1-7+b3
ii libxrandr2 2:1.5.1-1
ii libxrender1 1:0.9.10-1
ii libxslt1.1 1.1.32-2.1
ii libxss1 1:1.2.3-1
ii libxtst6 2:1.2.3-1
ii zlib1g 1:1.2.11.dfsg-1+b1

Versions of packages chromium recommends:
ii chromium-sandbox 76.0.3809.100-1

Versions of packages chromium suggests:
pn chromium-driver <none>
pn chromium-l10n <none>
pn chromium-shell <none>

Versions of packages chromium-common depends on:
ii x11-utils 7.7+4
ii xdg-utils 1.1.3-1

Versions of packages chromium-common recommends:
ii chromium-sandbox 76.0.3809.100-1
ii dunst [notification-daemon] 1.4.1-1
ii fonts-liberation 1:1.07.4-10
ii libgl1-mesa-dri 19.1.6-1
pn libu2f-udev <none>
ii notification-daemon 3.20.0-4
pn system-config-printer <none>
pn upower <none>

Versions of packages chromium-sandbox depends on:
ii libatomic1 9.2.1-8
ii libc6 2.29-2
ii libgcc1 1:9.2.1-8
ii libstdc++6 9.2.1-8

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Maxime Jean
2019-10-15 01:10:02 UTC
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Give to the maintainer the respect he deserves. I really think you
doesn't understand at all how hard it is to build Chromium. How much
time it requires specialy. Personally I prefer using an awesome version
of chromium than a brand new one with a lot of bugs. In my case it's
chromium 73 with vaapi(mojo decoder) working out of the box.
jim_p
2019-10-16 07:00:03 UTC
Permalink
Package: chromium
Version: 76.0.3809.100-1
Followup-For: Bug #941060

As I have said at the beginning of the bug report, I need the latest version of
the browser because of my bank. This is the only site that literally demands
it. That is also the reason I do not use firefox esr, because it identifies as
"old" version and the site does not log me in.

Other than that, I also want my browser to be secure, and since chromium does
not have an esr version like firefox, the only way to have all the latest
security updates is to have the latest available version. And if you check
here, there are 10+ cve that are open right now that debian does not have the
latest version.

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/chromium

If you, as a user, want to stick to an older version for any reason, stick to
it, but please do not use it for serious online tasks where security is the top
concern, e.g. web banking.

Furthermore, I know how much time is required to build chromium, that is why I
complained 2 weeks after the release, because I did not expect it to be ready
on day 1 (although it usually is).

Moreover, I use chromium on windows, for the last 5+ years. I get it from a
github repo and its maintainer has never missed a single major version all
those years, although he must have missed a couple of minor ones. Assuming that
he builds it on his pc, he does a better job than debian in keeping it up to
date. And he is a single person as it seems.

Last but not least, I also refuse to use snap apps, for the well known
drawbacks they have, so I won't install it as a snap app.

I hope I answered all your questions, but feel free to ask me anything.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: bullseye/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 5.2.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Kernel taint flags: TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE, TAINT_OOT_MODULE, TAINT_UNSIGNED_MODULE
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages chromium depends on:
ii chromium-common 76.0.3809.100-1
ii libasound2 1.1.8-2
ii libatk-bridge2.0-0 2.34.1-1
ii libatk1.0-0 2.34.1-1
ii libatomic1 9.2.1-8
ii libatspi2.0-0 2.34.0-3
ii libavcodec58 10:4.2.1-dmo3
ii libavformat58 10:4.2.1-dmo3
ii libavutil56 10:4.2.1-dmo3
ii libc6 2.29-2
ii libcairo-gobject2 1.16.0-4
ii libcairo2 1.16.0-4
ii libcups2 2.3.0-5
ii libdbus-1-3 1.12.16-2
ii libdrm2 2.4.99-1
ii libevent-2.1-6 2.1.8-stable-4
ii libexpat1 2.2.9-1
ii libflac8 1.3.3-1
ii libfontconfig1 2.13.1-2+b1
ii libfreetype6 2.9.1-4
ii libgcc1 1:9.2.1-8
ii libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 2.40.0+dfsg-1
ii libglib2.0-0 2.62.1-1
ii libgtk-3-0 3.24.12-1
ii libharfbuzz0b 2.6.2-1
ii libicu63 63.2-2
ii libjpeg62-turbo 1:1.5.2-2+b1
ii libjsoncpp1 1.7.4-3+b1
ii liblcms2-2 2.9-3+b1
ii libminizip1 1.1-8+b1
ii libnspr4 2:4.21-2
ii libnss3 2:3.45-1
ii libopenjp2-7 2.3.1-1
ii libopus0 1.3-1+b1
ii libpango-1.0-0 1.42.4-7
ii libpangocairo-1.0-0 1.42.4-7
ii libpci3 1:3.6.2-2
ii libpng16-16 1.6.37-1
ii libpulse0 13.0-2
ii libre2-5 20190901+dfsg-1
ii libsnappy1v5 1.1.7-1+b1
ii libstdc++6 9.2.1-8
ii libvpx6 1.8.1-dmo1
ii libwebp6 0.6.1-2+b1
ii libwebpdemux2 0.6.1-2+b1
ii libwebpmux3 0.6.1-2+b1
ii libx11-6 2:1.6.8-1
ii libx11-xcb1 2:1.6.8-1
ii libxcb1 1.13.1-2
ii libxcomposite1 1:0.4.4-2
ii libxcursor1 1:1.2.0-2
ii libxdamage1 1:1.1.5-1
ii libxext6 2:1.3.3-1+b2
ii libxfixes3 1:5.0.3-1
ii libxi6 2:1.7.9-1
ii libxml2 2.9.4+dfsg1-7+b3
ii libxrandr2 2:1.5.1-1
ii libxrender1 1:0.9.10-1
ii libxslt1.1 1.1.32-2.1
ii libxss1 1:1.2.3-1
ii libxtst6 2:1.2.3-1
ii zlib1g 1:1.2.11.dfsg-1+b1

Versions of packages chromium recommends:
ii chromium-sandbox 76.0.3809.100-1

Versions of packages chromium suggests:
pn chromium-driver <none>
pn chromium-l10n <none>
pn chromium-shell <none>

Versions of packages chromium-common depends on:
ii x11-utils 7.7+4
ii xdg-utils 1.1.3-1

Versions of packages chromium-common recommends:
ii chromium-sandbox 76.0.3809.100-1
ii dunst [notification-daemon] 1.4.1-1
ii fonts-liberation 1:1.07.4-10
ii libgl1-mesa-dri 19.2.1-1
pn libu2f-udev <none>
ii notification-daemon 3.20.0-4
pn system-config-printer <none>
pn upower <none>

Versions of packages chromium-sandbox depends on:
ii libatomic1 9.2.1-8
ii libc6 2.29-2
ii libgcc1 1:9.2.1-8
ii libstdc++6 9.2.1-8

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jim_p
2019-10-16 07:20:01 UTC
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Package: chromium
Version: 76.0.3809.100-1
Followup-For: Bug #941060

I forgot to say that I would prefer debian to have the latest version of any
browser than have the latest version of gnome/kde/whatever-desktop-enviroment-
you-use or mpv/geany/putty/whatever-app-you-use-daily and I think that it
should prioritize that over anything non-security related.

I am just mentionning it, because I also heard someone say that this month (=
September) debian updated plasma and its apps to a newer version, so there was
no time for other "inferior" packages.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: bullseye/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 5.2.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Kernel taint flags: TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE, TAINT_OOT_MODULE, TAINT_UNSIGNED_MODULE
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages chromium depends on:
ii chromium-common 76.0.3809.100-1
ii libasound2 1.1.8-2
ii libatk-bridge2.0-0 2.34.1-1
ii libatk1.0-0 2.34.1-1
ii libatomic1 9.2.1-8
ii libatspi2.0-0 2.34.0-3
ii libavcodec58 10:4.2.1-dmo3
ii libavformat58 10:4.2.1-dmo3
ii libavutil56 10:4.2.1-dmo3
ii libc6 2.29-2
ii libcairo-gobject2 1.16.0-4
ii libcairo2 1.16.0-4
ii libcups2 2.3.0-5
ii libdbus-1-3 1.12.16-2
ii libdrm2 2.4.99-1
ii libevent-2.1-6 2.1.8-stable-4
ii libexpat1 2.2.9-1
ii libflac8 1.3.3-1
ii libfontconfig1 2.13.1-2+b1
ii libfreetype6 2.9.1-4
ii libgcc1 1:9.2.1-8
ii libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 2.40.0+dfsg-1
ii libglib2.0-0 2.62.1-1
ii libgtk-3-0 3.24.12-1
ii libharfbuzz0b 2.6.2-1
ii libicu63 63.2-2
ii libjpeg62-turbo 1:1.5.2-2+b1
ii libjsoncpp1 1.7.4-3+b1
ii liblcms2-2 2.9-3+b1
ii libminizip1 1.1-8+b1
ii libnspr4 2:4.21-2
ii libnss3 2:3.45-1
ii libopenjp2-7 2.3.1-1
ii libopus0 1.3-1+b1
ii libpango-1.0-0 1.42.4-7
ii libpangocairo-1.0-0 1.42.4-7
ii libpci3 1:3.6.2-2
ii libpng16-16 1.6.37-1
ii libpulse0 13.0-2
ii libre2-5 20190901+dfsg-1
ii libsnappy1v5 1.1.7-1+b1
ii libstdc++6 9.2.1-8
ii libvpx6 1.8.1-dmo1
ii libwebp6 0.6.1-2+b1
ii libwebpdemux2 0.6.1-2+b1
ii libwebpmux3 0.6.1-2+b1
ii libx11-6 2:1.6.8-1
ii libx11-xcb1 2:1.6.8-1
ii libxcb1 1.13.1-2
ii libxcomposite1 1:0.4.4-2
ii libxcursor1 1:1.2.0-2
ii libxdamage1 1:1.1.5-1
ii libxext6 2:1.3.3-1+b2
ii libxfixes3 1:5.0.3-1
ii libxi6 2:1.7.9-1
ii libxml2 2.9.4+dfsg1-7+b3
ii libxrandr2 2:1.5.1-1
ii libxrender1 1:0.9.10-1
ii libxslt1.1 1.1.32-2.1
ii libxss1 1:1.2.3-1
ii libxtst6 2:1.2.3-1
ii zlib1g 1:1.2.11.dfsg-1+b1

Versions of packages chromium recommends:
ii chromium-sandbox 76.0.3809.100-1

Versions of packages chromium suggests:
pn chromium-driver <none>
pn chromium-l10n <none>
pn chromium-shell <none>

Versions of packages chromium-common depends on:
ii x11-utils 7.7+4
ii xdg-utils 1.1.3-1

Versions of packages chromium-common recommends:
ii chromium-sandbox 76.0.3809.100-1
ii dunst [notification-daemon] 1.4.1-1
ii fonts-liberation 1:1.07.4-10
ii libgl1-mesa-dri 19.2.1-1
pn libu2f-udev <none>
ii notification-daemon 3.20.0-4
pn system-config-printer <none>
pn upower <none>

Versions of packages chromium-sandbox depends on:
ii libatomic1 9.2.1-8
ii libc6 2.29-2
ii libgcc1 1:9.2.1-8
ii libstdc++6 9.2.1-8

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Shengjing Zhu
2019-10-28 05:30:01 UTC
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Dear maintainer,

The current version of Chromium is seriously out of date. And even
chromium itself is telling you that

Please see the attached screenshot.
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Shengjing Zhu
jim_p
2019-10-30 07:00:01 UTC
Permalink
Package: chromium
Followup-For: Bug #941060

It's a real shame that chromium's built in mechanism had to be triggered in
order for the typical debian users to understand how far behind debian's
chromium is.
I had opened this bug report 1+ month ago and yet the "advocates" of this bad
situation said that the devs need time etc. Time is up as it seems and the
package needs to be updated asap!

Of course, as I have read in other bug reports and on reddit, there are
workarounds to this, but the real issue remains: chromium on debian is not
updated as regularly as it used to and that is a major security issue.

As I said above, I moved to chrome the next day 78 became available, so this is
the last bug report on chromium I open and reply to. Last time I had chrome on
my systems, google was still offering it as a 32bit package and firefox was on
3.x! Shame.

p.s. Debian pts MUST get a "flag as out of date" button. Or a better way to
"wake up" the maintainers who keep their packages unmaintained for more than a
period of time after which issues arise.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: bullseye/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 5.3.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Kernel taint flags: TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE, TAINT_OOT_MODULE, TAINT_UNSIGNED_MODULE
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=ERROR: ld.so: object 'libgtk3-nocsd.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (cannot open shared object file): ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object 'libgtk3-nocsd.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (cannot open shared object file): ignored.
UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US:en (charmap=ERROR: ld.so: object 'libgtk3-nocsd.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (cannot open shared object file): ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object 'libgtk3-nocsd.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (cannot open shared object file): ignored.
UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages chromium depends on:
pn chromium-common <none>
ii libasound2 1.1.8-2
ii libatk-bridge2.0-0 2.34.1-1
ii libatk1.0-0 2.34.1-1
ii libatomic1 9.2.1-8
ii libatspi2.0-0 2.34.0-3
ii libavcodec58 10:4.2.1-dmo6
ii libavformat58 10:4.2.1-dmo6
ii libavutil56 10:4.2.1-dmo6
ii libc6 2.29-2
ii libcairo-gobject2 1.16.0-4
ii libcairo2 1.16.0-4
ii libcups2 2.3.0-5
ii libdbus-1-3 1.12.16-2
ii libdrm2 2.4.99-1
ii libevent-2.1-6 2.1.8-stable-4
ii libexpat1 2.2.9-1
ii libflac8 1.3.3-1
ii libfontconfig1 2.13.1-2+b1
ii libfreetype6 2.10.1-2
ii libgcc1 1:9.2.1-8
ii libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 2.40.0+dfsg-1
ii libglib2.0-0 2.62.2-1
ii libgtk-3-0 3.24.12-1
ii libharfbuzz0b 2.6.2-1
ii libicu63 63.2-2
ii libjpeg62-turbo 1:1.5.2-2+b1
ii libjsoncpp1 1.7.4-3+b1
ii liblcms2-2 2.9-3+b1
pn libminizip1 <none>
ii libnspr4 2:4.23-1
ii libnss3 2:3.47-1
ii libopenjp2-7 2.3.1-1
ii libopus0 1.3-1+b1
ii libpango-1.0-0 1.42.4-7
ii libpangocairo-1.0-0 1.42.4-7
ii libpci3 1:3.6.2-2
ii libpng16-16 1.6.37-1
ii libpulse0 13.0-2
pn libre2-5 <none>
ii libsnappy1v5 1.1.7-1+b1
ii libstdc++6 9.2.1-8
ii libvpx6 1.8.1-dmo1
ii libwebp6 0.6.1-2+b1
ii libwebpdemux2 0.6.1-2+b1
ii libwebpmux3 0.6.1-2+b1
ii libx11-6 2:1.6.8-1
ii libx11-xcb1 2:1.6.8-1
ii libxcb1 1.13.1-2
ii libxcomposite1 1:0.4.4-2
ii libxcursor1 1:1.2.0-2
ii libxdamage1 1:1.1.5-1
ii libxext6 2:1.3.3-1+b2
ii libxfixes3 1:5.0.3-1
ii libxi6 2:1.7.9-1
ii libxml2 2.9.4+dfsg1-7+b3
ii libxrandr2 2:1.5.1-1
ii libxrender1 1:0.9.10-1
ii libxslt1.1 1.1.32-2.1
ii libxss1 1:1.2.3-1
ii libxtst6 2:1.2.3-1
ii zlib1g 1:1.2.11.dfsg-1+b1

Versions of packages chromium recommends:
pn chromium-sandbox <none>

Versions of packages chromium suggests:
pn chromium-driver <none>
pn chromium-l10n <none>
pn chromium-shell <none>
PeeBee
2019-11-02 10:20:01 UTC
Permalink
Debian's version of Chromium is getting very out of date and insecure as
a result....

Latest version (2-nov-2019) is now: 78.0.3904.87

but Debian is only providing: 76.0.3809.100

Updates used to be provided regularly - why have they stopped?

Other distros (e.g. Arch Linux & Slackware) are able to provide current
up-to-date versions........
jim_p
2019-11-05 08:50:01 UTC
Permalink
Package: chromium
Followup-For: Bug #941060

For starters, the source packages of v78 have reached the repos yesterday, at
long last.

https://tracker.debian.org/news/1077494/accepted-chromium-780390487-1-source-
into-unstable/

As for the "Updates used to be provided regularly" part.
As a user whose half the bug reports start with "please update X to its new
version" I can assure you that not all debian maintainers are punctual (maybe
not the right word) in updating their packages. There are packages which are
simply abandoned and have not gotten any updates in years, despite being
regularly updated by upstream and packages who get updated after a lot of
request, e.g. qbittorrent was updated to 4.1.x after a developer of the app
himself opened an issue report here (#908974)!
Thankfully, chromium was not one of them until 76. Sadly, it now is.

On top of that, let's just say that after the release of debian 10 as stable
last July, the pace of which packages are updated is much slower than the
previous times. Why? I have no idea. All I can see is that slow pace being
reflected on major and minor packages, e.g. plasma and its apps were updated in
September and some other

Chromium is/was no exception to this... idleness. The differences chromium has
compared to the rest is that a) chromium is popular and b) it has a built in
mechanism which warns the user, thus the many bug reports.
Can you imagine what would happen if every app that now lags behind had a
similar built in mechanism?

And that was it. Although I have moved to chrome and I am not willing to return
to chromium anytime soon, I will install it as soon as it reaches the repos. I
have kept my chromium profile intact and, before deleting it forever, I am
curious to see what issues will suck a major change (v76 to v78) will bring,
e.g. I am 99% sure that at least 1 of my 4 extensions will break and I will
have to reinstall it and reconfigure it again.

p.s. I think that an explanation from the maintainers for that huge delay is
kinda mandatory now.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: bullseye/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 5.3.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Kernel taint flags: TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE, TAINT_OOT_MODULE, TAINT_UNSIGNED_MODULE
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages chromium depends on:
pn chromium-common <none>
ii libasound2 1.1.8-2
ii libatk-bridge2.0-0 2.34.1-1
ii libatk1.0-0 2.34.1-1
ii libatomic1 9.2.1-16
ii libatspi2.0-0 2.34.0-3
ii libavcodec58 10:4.2.1-dmo6
ii libavformat58 10:4.2.1-dmo6
ii libavutil56 10:4.2.1-dmo6
ii libc6 2.29-2
ii libcairo-gobject2 1.16.0-4
ii libcairo2 1.16.0-4
ii libcups2 2.3.0-6
ii libdbus-1-3 1.12.16-2
ii libdrm2 2.4.99-1
ii libevent-2.1-6 2.1.8-stable-4
ii libexpat1 2.2.9-1
ii libflac8 1.3.3-1
ii libfontconfig1 2.13.1-2+b1
ii libfreetype6 2.10.1-2
ii libgcc1 1:9.2.1-16
ii libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 2.40.0+dfsg-1
ii libglib2.0-0 2.62.2-2
ii libgtk-3-0 3.24.12-1
ii libharfbuzz0b 2.6.2-1
ii libicu63 63.2-2
ii libjpeg62-turbo 1:1.5.2-2+b1
ii libjsoncpp1 1.7.4-3+b1
ii liblcms2-2 2.9-3+b1
pn libminizip1 <none>
ii libnspr4 2:4.23-1
ii libnss3 2:3.47-1
ii libopenjp2-7 2.3.1-1
ii libopus0 1.3-1+b1
ii libpango-1.0-0 1.42.4-7
ii libpangocairo-1.0-0 1.42.4-7
ii libpci3 1:3.6.2-2
ii libpng16-16 1.6.37-1
ii libpulse0 13.0-3
pn libre2-5 <none>
ii libsnappy1v5 1.1.7-1+b1
ii libstdc++6 9.2.1-16
ii libvpx6 1.8.1-dmo1
ii libwebp6 0.6.1-2+b1
ii libwebpdemux2 0.6.1-2+b1
ii libwebpmux3 0.6.1-2+b1
ii libx11-6 2:1.6.8-1
ii libx11-xcb1 2:1.6.8-1
ii libxcb1 1.13.1-2
ii libxcomposite1 1:0.4.4-2
ii libxcursor1 1:1.2.0-2
ii libxdamage1 1:1.1.5-1
ii libxext6 2:1.3.3-1+b2
ii libxfixes3 1:5.0.3-1
ii libxi6 2:1.7.9-1
ii libxml2 2.9.4+dfsg1-7+b3
ii libxrandr2 2:1.5.1-1
ii libxrender1 1:0.9.10-1
ii libxslt1.1 1.1.32-2.2
ii libxss1 1:1.2.3-1
ii libxtst6 2:1.2.3-1
ii zlib1g 1:1.2.11.dfsg-1+b1

Versions of packages chromium recommends:
pn chromium-sandbox <none>

Versions of packages chromium suggests:
pn chromium-driver <none>
pn chromium-l10n <none>
pn chromium-shell <none>
jim_p
2019-11-05 15:40:01 UTC
Permalink
Package: chromium
Followup-For: Bug #941060

Oddly, no extension broke after the upgrade to v78, despite the 2 version
difference.
I think it is time for this bug report to be closed...



-- System Information:
Debian Release: bullseye/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 5.3.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Kernel taint flags: TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE, TAINT_OOT_MODULE, TAINT_UNSIGNED_MODULE
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages chromium depends on:
ii chromium-common 78.0.3904.87-1
ii libasound2 1.1.8-2
ii libatk-bridge2.0-0 2.34.1-1
ii libatk1.0-0 2.34.1-1
ii libatomic1 9.2.1-16
ii libatspi2.0-0 2.34.0-3
ii libavcodec58 10:4.2.1-dmo6
ii libavformat58 10:4.2.1-dmo6
ii libavutil56 10:4.2.1-dmo6
ii libc6 2.29-2
ii libcairo-gobject2 1.16.0-4
ii libcairo2 1.16.0-4
ii libcups2 2.3.0-6
ii libdbus-1-3 1.12.16-2
ii libdrm2 2.4.99-1
ii libevent-2.1-6 2.1.8-stable-4
ii libexpat1 2.2.9-1
ii libflac8 1.3.3-1
ii libfontconfig1 2.13.1-2+b1
ii libfreetype6 2.10.1-2
ii libgcc1 1:9.2.1-16
ii libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 2.40.0+dfsg-1
ii libglib2.0-0 2.62.2-2
ii libgtk-3-0 3.24.12-1
ii libharfbuzz0b 2.6.2-1
ii libicu63 63.2-2
ii libjpeg62-turbo 1:1.5.2-2+b1
ii libjsoncpp1 1.7.4-3+b1
ii liblcms2-2 2.9-3+b1
ii libminizip1 1.1-8+b1
ii libnspr4 2:4.23-1
ii libnss3 2:3.47-1
ii libopenjp2-7 2.3.1-1
ii libopus0 1.3-1+b1
ii libpango-1.0-0 1.42.4-7
ii libpangocairo-1.0-0 1.42.4-7
ii libpci3 1:3.6.2-2
ii libpng16-16 1.6.37-1
ii libpulse0 13.0-3
ii libre2-5 20191101+dfsg-1
ii libsnappy1v5 1.1.7-1+b1
ii libstdc++6 9.2.1-16
ii libvpx6 1.8.1-dmo1
ii libwebp6 0.6.1-2+b1
ii libwebpdemux2 0.6.1-2+b1
ii libwebpmux3 0.6.1-2+b1
ii libx11-6 2:1.6.8-1
ii libx11-xcb1 2:1.6.8-1
ii libxcb1 1.13.1-2
ii libxcomposite1 1:0.4.4-2
ii libxcursor1 1:1.2.0-2
ii libxdamage1 1:1.1.5-1
ii libxext6 2:1.3.3-1+b2
ii libxfixes3 1:5.0.3-1
ii libxi6 2:1.7.9-1
ii libxml2 2.9.4+dfsg1-7+b3
ii libxrandr2 2:1.5.1-1
ii libxrender1 1:0.9.10-1
ii libxslt1.1 1.1.32-2.2
ii libxss1 1:1.2.3-1
ii libxtst6 2:1.2.3-1
ii zlib1g 1:1.2.11.dfsg-1+b1

Versions of packages chromium recommends:
pn chromium-sandbox <none>

Versions of packages chromium suggests:
pn chromium-driver <none>
pn chromium-l10n <none>
pn chromium-shell <none>

Versions of packages chromium-common depends on:
ii x11-utils 7.7+4
ii xdg-utils 1.1.3-1

Versions of packages chromium-common recommends:
pn chromium-sandbox <none>
ii dunst [notification-daemon] 1.4.1-1
ii fonts-liberation 1:1.07.4-10
ii libgl1-mesa-dri 19.2.1-1
pn libu2f-udev <none>
ii notification-daemon 3.20.0-4
pn system-config-printer <none>
pn upower <none>

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