[aur-general] Status of the Chromium/Chrome packages on AUR

Sven-Hendrik Haase sh at lutzhaase.com
Sat Sep 26 12:44:39 EDT 2009

On 26.09.2009 18:24, Stefan Husmann wrote:
> Panos Filip schrieb:
>> On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 6:48 PM, Biru Ionut <biru.ionut at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> On 09/26/2009 05:49 PM, Panos Filip wrote:
>>>> I think he found the first PKGBUILD not good, and then, instead of
>>>> fixing
>>>> it, he disowned it and uploaded another one.
>>>> Do you think it's a good idea to create a *wiki page* where we'll
>>>> propose
>>>> a
>>>> universal way of building chromium packages ? Then, a TU or someone
>>>> else
>>>> who
>>>> *can* maintain difficult PKGBUILDs, should upload them.
>>> lets clean it :D.
>>> i will let only one build from ubuntu ppa and only one build from
>>> google
>>> bot.
>>> I vote for chromium-browser-dev (ppa) and chromium-snapshot(google
>>> bot) and
>>> chromium-browser-svn which is the only one that is building from
>>> source.
>>> If chromium-browser-dev and chromium-snapshot doesn't have proper
>>> for building native 64/32 we should ask the maintainer do that well
>>> and if
>>> he doesn't do that in couples of days, i will orphan it
>>> what do you think about this?
>>> -- 
>>> Ionut
>> Good idea. Three PKGBUILDs only then.
>> The one is ready (chromium-browser-svn), so we don't have to take
>> care about
>> it, it's OK.
>> The other two now: they must be autodownloading (like svn/git/cvs) the
>> zip(googlebot) or deb (ppa) and 32 or 64bit according to system's $CARCH
>> variable.
>> For the first one (googlebot), I already have a PKGBUILD ready for
>> suggestion. If the wikipage is going to be created, i'll post it.
>> For the second one (ppa), it's more difficult because, as I 've tried,
>> wget/curl/elinks (used in order to download the html code and parse
>> it in
>> order to find the latest package), need a lot of commands to clear
>> the html
>> code. And the names used by ppa are also huge.
> Hello,
> I do not know (and honestly, do not even care) of all the differences
> that might be between teh versions, but do we really need the ubuntu
> version (ppa)? In other cases, we probably have a package build from
> sources and at most _one_ other release from upstream. And
> additionally the really free one: iron. Let's delete all the others.
> Regards Stefan
I concur about the PPA based packages but do not delete the
chromium-browser-svn package, it is a source build!

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