Re: Building Chromium from source on Debian 6.0.1 Stable
On 2011-05-27, William Hopkins <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 05/26/11 at 10:57pm, Perry Thompson wrote:
> > Following my previous question, someone recommended I build Chromium
> > from source. Is that possible to do on Stable? I tried to do it from
> > apt-get, but there were still dependency issues. Am I doing it wrong?
> > Should I be doing it another way?
> > If I remember correctly, I tried...
> > sudo apt-get source chromium-browser
apt-get source can be run as normal user as well.
> > sudo apt-get build-dep chromium-browser
> You should build-dep first.
> > Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
> I missed the original thread, can you link it? Why are you building from so=
> urce? Using the debian tools, you'll just end up with an identical copy to =
> the binary version already available.
Not really, as he is building on stable, using (I guess) the source
from sid, which has the latest version.
There is a new distro, Progress Linux , which is essentially squeeze
+ some backports. Their archive has backports  of iceweasel, icedove,
chromium and other common packages. While I have not used the chromium
packages, I did try iceweasel and icedove and it installed OK on my
squeeze system. There is also a source repo for the backports, so you
can see what changes, if any, from the sid version were made to make the