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Re: Chromium 11 on Debian 6.0.1 Stable

On Tue, 24 May 2011 23:39:03 -0400, Perry Thompson wrote:

> I have been looking for an operating system that would allow me to have
> the latest browser, but the stability of Debian Stable, and I realized
> that I just want to keep using Debian. I have looked into apt-pinning to
> install Chromium 11 from Sid, however it has not worked for me.
> I tried both doing
> sudo aptitude -t sid install chromium
> 		and
> sudo aptitude install chromium/sid
> Both leave me with a plethora of dependency issues.
> I know it is possible to install the Chrome 11 deb from
> chrome.google.com, so why shouldn't I be able to install chromium from
> the repositories?
> I would very much appreciate any and all help in finding a solution for
> this.

It seems you are not alone:

Why I dumped Debian Squeeze's Chromium for the Chrome browser from 
Google's repository

But your situation is the same with other browsers, like Firefox. Today's 
browsers upgrade to a new version in just two months (!) and you are left 
with an obsolete package for several years. I'm now seriously considering 
using the upstream packages for the major browsers because of their new 
agressive update policy that -sadly- cannot be followed by Debian.



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